Did you know that a clogged toilet can waste a significant amount of water? As home and business owners, we want our place to run efficiently as much as possible and avoid wastage. Also, a clogged toilet can be embarrassing and may happen at an unexpected time when you have visitors… eek! Good thing you can avoid these embarrassing toilet mishaps by being informed of what usually causes a clogged toilet.
1. Flapper Isn’t Working Right
A flapper is a rubber gasket that can be found at the bottom of the toilet tank. This helps in the water flow and allows flushing in the bowl. When a flapper is ineffective, it doesn’t open fully which causes weak flushing - which then fails to push the waste of the bowl down the drain pipe. But this is an easy fix - the flapper has a chain which you can adjust a few links to shorten it
2. Wrong Stuff Down the Toilet
Remember that toilets re just for human waste and toilet paper -- and the trash can is for everything else. Do not be tempted in throwing other products down your toilet and treating it like a trashcan. Resist the urge and discipline yourself and other people in the household. This action will save you a lot of hassle and expenses in the future since items like cotton, dental floss, feminine products or diapers may, in no doubt, clog the pipes.
3. Low-Flow Performance Toilets
Some people who are water-conscious and want to preserve water opt to but low-flow toilets. The problem with this is that the early versions are not as powerful as the upgraded ones nowadays. Just like the problem with the ineffective flapper, these toilets have a hard time in pushing waste down the toilet. The only solution to this is to upgrade to a standard-use toilet.
4. Blockage in the Trap
The trap is a U shaped bend in the pipe that constantly has water filled in it. It serves a great purpose to block foul odors which makes it an important piece of a toilet. Just being careful with what you flush is the solution for this. If you suspect this to be where the blockage is, calling a Professional Plumber is essential.
Yes, you can unclog toilets on your own, but most of the times it is better to ask help from a Professional Plumber since they have the right knowledge and techniques to deal with this kind of mishaps. Elizabeth Drain Service is committed to bringing you comfort in your homes and business place. We have professional plumbers who are trained and equipped with skills to help you unclog your drain!
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