First Home Help: Unclogging Your Toilet

by SVW on March 19, 2012

If you often find yourself leaning over the toilet searching for an answer to your clogged toilet woes, you’re not alone. There are many ways to cause a toilet to clog. The most common cause of a clogged toilet is from flushing too much toilet paper down. Whatever the reason, a clogged toilet can be downright embarrassing.

But say, your toilet clogs even when you don’t, well you know, go “number two”. If your toilet is clogging even when you just flush with water then you may have a bigger issue on your hands.

Know When to Call a Plumber

A reoccurring toilet problem could be a sign of a more serious problem located in your pipes. When the problem is located in your pipes you’re best leaving repairs up to a plumber. There may be something stuck deep in your pipes that just can’t seem to flush itself down. One things for sure, if the problem exists, it won’t just magically disappear on its own.

If you have children, it’s possible that they may have dropped something in the toilet and then proceeded to try and flush it down. And unluckily for you it got pretty far, just not far enough. Plumbers have the tools to get into your pipes without tearing up your floor or damaging your pipes.

Don’t Be Fooled By Knockoffs

Some hardware stores may sell knockoff plumber tools, but nothing compares to the work of a professional. Most store-bought tools can’t reach deeper problems, problems located past the s-curve. The pros use industrial tools that work effectively in your pipes.

You can rest assured that a professional plumber will have the knowledge to do the job safely and protect your pipes. The last thing you want is to damage your pipes by doing it yourself and cause a leak somewhere you can’t see. Leaky pipes can cause serious damage if left untreated for long. Don’t add to your plate of home improvement projects. If you have a deep clog call a professional and have it done right the first time.

Other Common Causes

Something stuck in the pipes isn’t the only way your toilet can clog. Homes with lower water pressure are easy prey for clogged toilets. This sort of problem can usually be fixed with a plunger, but no one wants to be plunging every other time you flush.

If you’re flushes don’t seem very forceful, you may have low water pressure. A plumber can fix this problem, as well, by upgrading your water pump to a more efficient grade. So if you have a deeper clog and want the job done quickly and safely or simply just don’t want to get your hands dirty call a plumber.

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