Reasons Behind a Clogged Toilet

That feeling you get when you lift the toilet seat only to find the water rising at a rapid pace. You know you need to go but there is no room. You go for the plunger but to no avail. You need to call a plumber to come and fix your clogged toilet. But you have to ask yourself: What made the toilet clog in the first place?

There are many reasons why the toilet clogged including simple things like objects that do not belong in the toilet actually getting into it, too much of what should go in it, well, in it and then more serious issues like problems with your plumbing.

What Does Not Belong, Should Not Go In

Every parent has that moment when a child just has to see if a toy floats, or their scuba man action figure can really swim, these are just a couple of examples of things that should never go into a toilet but often do. While these things are often not caught until it is too late, it is important to know that things that do not belong in the toilet often cause the toilet to become clogged. Not only does this cause clogging, but depending on the object, it can also cause damage to your pipes. Contact a plumber as soon as you find out there is an inanimate object in your pipes so they can get it out and inspect the possible damage.

Even What Goes In Should Be In Moderation

Excessive toilet paper is another root cause of most clogged toilets. It happens all of the time, you just keep going and going until you do not realize how much is in there. When that inevitable time comes when the water is rising faster and faster, the plunger might do the trick but most times, you will need a plumber and their handy snake to completely unclog the toilet.

Problems With The Pipes
The main cause of clogged toilets is old and corroded pipes. This is caused from the age of the pipes as well as any abuse the pipes have taken over the years. For instance, the excessive TP and toys down the drain can, in time, cause serious damage to your pipes.

If you have one clog fixed only to have another one right away, it is time that you call the plumber to come out and inspect the pipes to make sure your last clog is actually your last.

Call Greenlee Plumbing at (678) 386-7513 right now if your toilet is clogged. Our experienced technicians will service your Atlanta home in no time!