You probably understand how disgusting it can be when you look into your toilet bowl and discover worms. You need to figure out how the worms get into the toilet and how to get rid of them and even avoid a recurrence. If you think the worm issue came from health-related sources, you should seek professional health service advice, and if you believe the problem is related to a plumbing issue, please contact us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing for help.
Identifying Worms in the Toilet
Worms come in different sizes and colors, and you may be confused about how they get into the toilet in the first place. Bloodworms, for instance, are some of the commonest worms inside the toilet and can be found near any source of water, including the bathtub and sinks. Bloodworm is characterized by their red color which is a result of high levels of hemoglobin in their bodies. They are very thin and can grow by a few inches in length.
Having earthworms in your toilet can mean something different from having blood worms. Unlike the red bloodworms, earthworms are long and brown that could signify that your sewer pipe has cracked, which allows foreign bodies like earthworms to enter the home. Earthworms are known to soak up Oxygen from the skin hence the Earthworm will stay alive with more Oxygen in the environment.
Getting Rid of Bloodworms and Earthworms from the Toilet
Bloodworms do enjoy stagnant water, hence an infrequently used toilet will be their ideal place to thrive. Perhaps the best possible way to remove bloodworm is to manually remove them from the toilet bowl and cleaning the toilet thoroughly. Once you eliminate all organic matter from your toilet through cleaning, bloodworms will leave.
To eliminate the problem of earthworms in your home, you will need a certified professional plumber to check your sewer lines. Mr. Rooter Plumbing can provide a full inspection to get to the root of the earthworm infestation.
Getting Rid of Other Worms from Your Toilet
Horsehair worms, black worms, and drain fly, with their larvae, may also get into your toilet. Horsehair worms are found when toilet temperature drops drastically while blackworms are known to feast on organic matter, which means cleaning your toilet and eliminating organic matter will starve these worms to death. To get rid of horsefly worms, you need to ensure that your home is properly sealed at all seasons. Drain fly larvae can be eliminated with the removal of toilet gunk. Use the scrubbing brush with the drain cleaning solution for this purpose.
Contact Us for Your Plumbing Issues
Since the presence of most worms in the toilet is linked to one plumbing defect or another, it is important to seek help and get your toilet plumbing back to prevent such issues. We will ensure that your plumbing system is safe and well-guarded against worm infiltration. Please contact us today at Mr. Rooter Plumbing and we will be there to help you repair and replace faulty plumbing problems.