Clogged toilet repair is one plumbing issue that can raise your anxiety level unlike any other. The last thing you want is for an overflowing toilet to cause a mess in the bathroom. This is why having access to quality clogged toilet repair services is so important.
A clogged toilet and all that it entails can jeopardize the health of your family if not repaired. When combined, a severely clogged toilet and weakened pipes can cause the sewer line to split. The resulting sewer gases are not only unpleasant to smell, but they can pose a threat to you or your family. Additionally, potential mold growth from the excess moisture in the bathroom can also be dangerous. Clogged toilet repair or new toilet installation can help solve the problem.
Hidden Signs of a Clogged Toilet
Not all problems with a clogged toilet are obvious. Other signs that things aren’t what they should be are:
- If it takes longer than usual for the bowl to empty after each flush
- If there is a loud, gurgling noise, and then the water just disappears in a rush
- If the toilet seems to be able to handle less and less material each time you flush
- Water seeps through between the toilet and floor when you flush
In each of these cases, even though the toilet is still working, there is a high likelihood that you are going to need clogged toilet repair services or a new toilet installation sooner than later.
Preventing Future Clogged Toilet Repair
One of the best ways to deal with a clogged toilet is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Most problems are caused by human error and/or the mislabeling of products as “flushable”. By modifying habits, future issues can be avoided. Make it a to point to NOT flush anything except toilet paper and waste matter down the toilet. Products, such as personal wipes and feminine hygiene products, are often labeled as “flushable”, when in reality they cause more clogged toilets and sewer stoppages than any other material. Just because a product appears to flush through the toilet itself, that does not mean it has cleared the entire sewer system. These types of products often get caught up on roots within the sewer line or even on the rough interior of old main sewer lines.
Additionally, it’s important to be aware of the amount of toilet paper used – children, in particular, like to use lots and lots of toilet paper. They also like to see their small action figures swirling around in the toilet bowl as the water goes down the drain. Unfortunately, these behaviors result in clogs, making clogged toilet repair inevitable. It is important to teach children proper toilet maintenance while they are young, so they develop good habits – and don’t cost you extra money! Finally, the thicker, name-brand toilet papers cause more clogged toilets than their cheaper, standard competition. You can, of course, still use a higher-end toilet paper, but be aware that you may pay more in the long-run. We always advise finding a mid-level, 2 ply paper that is septic safe. It’s equally important not to flush kitchen grease, food, and similar items that congeal or get caught in the P-trap causing an obstruction.
Clogged toilet repair is not just about the toilet bowl or the immediate overflow. Often the clog is a result of another issue, perhaps further down the drain system, and you will need to call a plumber for assistance.
- Low water pressure
- Too many flushes back-to-back
- Excessive use of thick toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, and wipes
When plunging does not clear the clogged toilet, call a licensed plumber for clogged toilet repair. Do not pour chemical additives into your toilet, as they often sit and crystallize rather than clearing the clogged toilet. In such cases, a new toilet installation will be imperative. Other repairs may also be needed depending on the location of the crystallization.
We service the following issues and more:
- Low water flow
- Weak flush issues
- “Phantom flush” problems
- Lower than usual water levels
- Slow-filling tank
- Leaking toilets
- Running toilets
Your toilet sees as much or more use as any other major appliance in your home. It stands to reason that a toilet will begin wearing down over time and begin having issues, such as loose handles, continuously running water in the bowl or frequent clogs. Additionally, some older toilets suffer from calcium that builds up over time. Unfortunately, in some situations, a clogged toilet repair may not be sufficient in solving the problem. If you have an older toilet that seems to be having continual problems, call All-n-One Plumbing for a professional assessment. Our toilet installation and repair technicians will provide you with options to help you solve your problem for good.
When you call on All-n-One Plumbing to take care of clogged toilet repair, toilet installation, or any of your plumbing-related needs, you can expect expert, efficient work and exceptional customer service. We offer fair and competitive rates throughout Independence, MO, and the Kansas City metro. We offer up-front pricing, so you never have to worry about hidden fees on your bill.
Do you suspect you may have issues in your main sewer line? We also offer Sewer Inspections, where we use a sewer camera to view the interior of the main sewer line from your house to the city main. Call us today to schedule your sewer inspection!
Call All-n-One Plumbing at (816) 886-7600 for clogged toilet repair services and toilet installation in Independence MO and the Kansas City Metro.
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