Clogged Toilet Repairs

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A clogged toilet is the least tolerable plumbing problem that homeowners face. Clogs are not a matter you should resolve on your own. Often times, a plunger will suffice as a means of resolution. However, there are instances when the clog is so severe that even a plunger can’t fight that battle.

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What causes clogged toilets?

There are several reasons that a toilet can become clogged. For example, there can be an object too large to move through the toilet. In many cases, this can be something soft but was too big to be flushed down the toilet. This is a common cause of toilets getting clogged up.

People think that they can simply flush something down the toilet instead of throwing it in the trash, but the truth is nothing should be flushed down the toilet but toilet paper and human waste. There are paper products that people will attempt to flush, as well as a number of objects, that have no reason to be disposed of this way.

Most of the time, it is adults that are guilty of doing this. With items made of paper, it may look like it is something the toilet can handle, but once it begins to soak up water, it will expand and become lodged in the toilet. At other times, an adult will misjudge what it thinks the toilet can handle.

Although it is possible for small objects to be accidentally dropped into the toilet bowl and later flushed, children will often throw things into the toilet. These items may be light enough to make it out of the bowl, but they become caught inside the toilet and do not make it into the main sewer line. It is possible that no one is aware of this until toilet paper begins to be caught by the item, and there is a build up of toilet paper that leads to a stoppage.

Occasionally, a plunger may dislodge enough of this toilet paper to get the toilet to flush again, but it is only a matter of time before the clog reappears. The object will need to be removed by a professional plumber.

What are professional solutions?

Professional plumbers have special equipment that can push large objects through the toilet into the main drain. Those objects that cannot be pushed through can often be grabbed by coils and pulled out. In some cases, the toilet will have to be removed and the object removed manually.

It is important to employ a plumber with the skills to unclog a toilet because there are several issues to address. Most importantly is to make sure that the toilet is clear of foreign objects. If the toilet is removed, it needs to be reinstalled properly so it does not leak.

How can you avoid toilet clogs?

The quick answer to this question is to never flush anything down the toilet other than toilet paper and human waste. However, even doing this, you need to be careful how much toilet paper is used. You do not have to flush one time. If needed, you can always flush the toilet twice.

Using too much toilet paper is easily avoidable. Everything else should be thrown in the trash. If you have small children, be mindful of the probability of them throwing something in the toilet that will lead to a clogged toilet. Consider installing child proof toilet lid locks as a preventative measure.

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