Although no one wants to experience a clogged toilet, it is unavoidable in certain situations. Plumbtree Plumbing & Rooter is here for you when you have a clogged toilet and can’t fix it on your own. We specialize in a wide range of plumbing services, including clogged drains and toilets, as well as fixing gas and water leaks. Our affordable plumbing solutions is designed to get you back in business.
Common causes of clogged toilets:
- Using an Older Generation Toilet with Low Flush
It may still look fine, but older toilets (pre-2000s) have major design issues that cause them to clog more often and use more water than their modern counterparts. By updating your toilet, you can conserve water and lower your water bill.
- Flushing Non-Flushable Items
Things to avoid flushing include grease, rags, paper towels, Q-tips, cotton balls, and even too much toilet paper. Keep in mind that not everything that says “flushable” on the packaging is actually good for your pipes.
- A Blocked Toilet Trap
Toilet traps refer to the curved channel inside the toilet’s base, which leads from the bottom of the bowl to the drainpipe. It is not uncommon for non-flushable items to clog the trap. This issue can be cleared using a toilet plunger but contact Plumbtree Plumbing & Rooter technicians if the problem persists. We are available 24/7 for emergency plumbing issues, and we’re a COVID-19 safe company.
- Issues with the Main Sewer Line
If you notice blockages in more than one fixture, e.g., two toilets clog or your sink and your shower clog, you probably have a mainline issue. It could be an accumulation of waste and non-flushable items or it could be tree roots or other hidden items obstructing the piping. When this happens, call Plumbtree Plumbing & Rooter as we can fix an array of sewer-related problems.