It can be incredibly frustrating when your toilet keeps clogging. When you have to keep calling plumbers in Berwick to help you out, it can be inconvenient – not to mention costly! So, what is the reason why your toilet keeps clogging? In this blog post, we’ll cover three of the most common reasons for a clogging toilet and what you can do about it.
Some models of toilets dating back to the mid-1990s are known as first generation low-flow toilets. What this means is that they were made with saving water in mind. Unfortunately, they didn’t take into account the amount of pressure needed to properly flush the toilet free of debris, so a quirk of these toilets is that they often keep clogging. Any plumbers in Berwick will tell you that these toilets are prone to clogs, but there are things you can do to prevent difficulties as much as possible. For instance, you can avoid using copious amounts of toilet paper and also avoid flushing things down the toilet that don’t belong there. If that doesn’t help, you can call your local plumbers to conduct water leak detection and test the function of the toilet to see if it’s necessary to install a newer model.
The only things that should be flushed down the toilet are your biological material (urine and faeces, etc.) and toilet paper. Plumbers in Berwick will tell you that toilet paper is specially designed to easily break down in water so as not to cause clogs. However, other materials such as hand towels, wet wipes, tissues, sanitary items, floss, Q-Tips and cotton wool are not designed for being flushed and will not break down easily in the pipes, causing blocked drains. To avoid clogging, it’s vital to only flush toilet paper down the drain, nothing else – otherwise you’ll be seeing us sooner rather than later.
If you get repeated blocked toilets – especially if you have more than one commode in the house and they’re both getting blocked –then it could indicate main sewer line issues. This means that a large wad of material has blocked the system further up the sewer line. Sometimes this is due to too much toilet paper or other items being flushed, and other times it’s because tree roots have entered the drain and are causing blockages. Sewer line problems are serious, as they can affect the health of your family, so it’s best to get onto the issue quickly. Similarly, if you have problems with your toilet leaking, don’t wait for it to become a health hazard. Contact plumbers in Berwick for water leak detection ASAP.
Here at Better Plumbing Solutions, we’ve seen all kinds of clogged toilets, including toilets clogged from flushing non-flushables, toilets clogged due to inferior water pressure, and also issues with the main sewer line. You can rest assured we’re capable of fixing any problem with your toilet, and while we’re at it, we can also test for leaks with our water leak detection service. Need help today? Call us on 0468 582 686.
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