A clogged toilet can be one’s worst nightmare. The mess that gets created and the whole process of finding a reliable service provider can be harrowing. It is particularly important to know the most common causes of a clogged toilet and having this information will help you overcome some of these disasters in the future.
Some common reasons behind clogging of your toilets are as below:
Blockage in the pipe: A blockage in the pipe due to an item that should not have been flushed could be causing the clog in your toilet. If you very frequently flush items like baby wipes, cotton balls, tissue paper or sanitary pads in the toilet you might see a clogged toilet soon. Sometimes an accidently dropped item like a razor or brush could collect debris around it and cause the clog. A professional plumber can remove the article that is causing the blockage and solve your problem.
The water in your locality is hard or chlorinated: Hard water is dense in minerals like calcium, which keeps getting deposited in the toilet and the drainpipe. After a certain period, this deposit could become a reason of slow water flow and thus lead to a clogged toilet. If the water is chlorinated, it can damage the rubber and plastic parts in the toilet and these damaged parts reduce the flushing power. In such a case, you can hire a plumber to get the damaged part replaced and fix a water softener.
A blocked toilet trap: The trap is the curved section built into the lower section of the fixture. It serves an important purpose of holding the standing water and keeping the sewer gas from entering your bathroom. If you flush an item that should not have been flushed, it is highly likely to get stuck in the toilet trap. A toilet plunger comes handy in such cases, however if the clog is stubborn you need the help of an expert from MSJ Plumbing. The plumber will either remove the clog or loosen the blockage so that it can be flushed.
Clog in the sewer line: If any article that passed through the plumbing fixture and drain gets stuck in the sewer line, you will experience a clogged toilet. This kind of a clog will result in blockage issues in all drains in your house and you will need professional service like that of MSJ Plumbing, to solve this. Sometimes, an external source like a growing tree root or broken sewer line could be causing the clog in your toilet. If you suspect that a sewer line blockage is causing the clog in your toilet you must immediately schedule a plumber visit and get this issue fixed.
If you are witnessing a clogged toilet very frequently it is best to schedule a visit of a licensed plumbing professional. A plumber with experience will be able to diagnose and fix the problem properly.
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