You can see urine stains around the base of the toilets, which represent the faulty components of the toilets and the wrong use of these fixtures by the people.
Why is Urine Around Base of Toilet? Urine collects around the base of toilets because of poorly trained children, urine of pets, loose fitting of toilet seats, and worn-out wax rings. In addition, urine stains are due to damaged drain pipes and cracked toilet bowls.
The urine that comes after flushing represents broken seals and other components of the toilets. However, if the problem comes before flushing, it means incorrect usage by people and children.
Why is there urine around the base of toilet?
Toilets look bad and unhygienic when urine stains are present around them.
Poorly trained children
Urine splashes come on the floor when you have little children at your home. This is because they are not adequately trained in the correct use of toilets.
The liquid waste does not directly enter the bowl and comes on the ground surface. Moreover, the splashes also come when your children pee while standing near the bowls.
Pee while standing increases the distance and velocity of the liquid waste. These collide with the wall of the bowl with high pressure and produce splashes that can also come on your shoes and cloth.
You can face this because of the incorrect sitting angle on the seats, either by men, women, and children. The poor angle causes the backsplash, and these droplets accumulate on the fixtures’ sides.
It is necessary to train your children during the early days of their life about correct usage and the sitting angle of toilet seats.
Urine of pets
The issue comes not only because of human urination, but you can also face the problem when you have pets at home.
Many people complain that they use the toilet correctly and do not have any splashes outside the bowl. Moreover, water from the base area does not come outside after flushing, but they frequently see liquid stains on the floor.
The issue comes because of the pets in your homes that can pee in your bathrooms. For example, I had pets in my home, and I usually felt the smell from my restroom because they urinated on the floors.
The issue occurs when you do not train your pets properly about using these fixtures.
Loose fitting of toilet seats
Loose toilet seat fitting cause incorrect adjustment and wobbly movements. The fittings become loose, and the liquid waste cannot move directly into the sewage pipes.
The gap allows urine to come on the floor when you flush them with water. The fitting becomes loose because of their incorrect installation, and you can face wobbly movement while sitting on them.
Moreover, urine is present around the toilet base because of the loose toilet-holding bolts on the bottom side.
Holding screws become loose when rust comes on them and can lose their holding capability. Therefore, I always tighten these screws monthly so it cannot lead to unnecessary movements and loose fittings.
Worn-out wax rings
The wax ring creates an airtight seal between the toilet flange and the sewer pipes. The broken wax rings allow the liquid waste to come on the floor because of the poor fitting.
The damaged seals do not hold the fixture in their proper direction and lead to unwanted movements. In addition, these seals’ wear and tear chances increase because of incorrect cleaning and unclogging methods.
These are made of flexible wax-based rubber material that can break easily because of poor installation of the respective fixtures.
Cracking rubber material decreases the flexibility and holding capacity of the wax rings. In addition, severe clogging and flushing of non-breakable items in bowls increase the risk of cracking these materials.
Damaged drain pipe
The toilet contains a drain pipe to remove the waste from the bowl to the main plumbing system. These are located on the walls behind these fixtures.
These are made of PVC material instead of rubber, which has more strength and less risk of breaking. However, plastic drain pipes are more vulnerable to damage because of their less durable and breakable material.
The cracking in these pipes causes urine to come around the base of the toilets. Cracks come in these plastic pipes because of clogging issues. Clogging in these pipes comes when you flush tissues, tampons, hair, and diapers.
Moreover, these can also crack because of age-related deterioration of plastic material.
Cracked toilet bowl
The cracked bowl on the bottom area of the toilets leads to urine accumulation on the floors. Cracks on the lower side of these fixtures are common and cause the leaking problem.
You cannot see leakages if the crack is in the uppermost area because of no water. However, the deep cracks allow the liquid waste to seep into the surrounding floor, making the surface poorly hygienic.
Cracks on the lower side of the bowl material come due to their damaged porcelain glazing layer, use of incorrect clogging equipment, and tightened bolts. In addition, mishandling during repair procedures and heavy objects falling on their surface produce creaks in porcelain material.
What happens when urine collects around the toilet base?
Urine is a concentrated liquid that can ruin your bathroom flooring when it collects around the toilet base. In addition, it contains chemicals that can cause discoloration and color fading on the floors.
Moreover, all bathrooms do not contain waterproof flooring, and it seeps inside and damages their respective material. You can also see dried urination stains around the fixture, which disrupt the appealing look of the interior.
Liquid waste contains chemicals that attract bacteria and viruses. The bacterial and viral colonies make the place unhygienic and cause human diseases.
In addition, you can also feel a foul smell when you enter bathrooms because of dried urinate crystals.
How do you prevent urine around the toilet base?
It is necessary to prevent urine around the toilet because it can make the surrounding surface unsanitary. In addition, install the splash guards on the sides of these fixtures if you have children at your home who do not know their correct usage.
You can also use disposable mats around them so they can soak the splashes coming from liquid waste. I prefer to add the fabric rags because these can quickly soak up the liquid material before they reach the floor surface.
Urine absorbent and deodorizer mats are also available in markets that contain absorbing polymers and microfibers. Add these mats near the toilet base area to soak up the liquid waste splashes and reduce the smell from the bathroom.
Replacing the wax rings and damaged drain pipes and tightening the loose bolts are necessary to reduce the chances of leakages.
How do you clean urine around the toilet base?
It is necessary to clean the urine around the toilet to prevent bacterial and viral growth, which can affect human health.
I prefer to use the comer disinfectant and deodorizing liquids for cleaning the floor around the toilet base. These commercial liquids contain a fresh aroma that helps mask your bathroom’s pee smell.
You can also use home-based solutions like baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice. Hydrogen peroxide and bleach are useful for dried liquid waste that is hard to clean.
These can break the protein structures, remove the stains, and clean the surface. Mix grapefruit oil with white vinegar to remove stains around the base.
You can add lavender oil to the above mixture to increase the deodorizing properties. I also used tea tree oil with vinegar solution because of its antibacterial and deodorizing nature for cleaning bathroom floors.