We all have it somewhere hiding in the back of the toilet: a plunger. While it temporarily performs its purpose, using it more than usual means a clogged toilet is well underway for a mess. A toilet repair may be the right solution to end unwanted clogged toilets once and for all. Here are some of the reasons why your toilet keeps clogging.
You have a clogged drain
A clogged toilet is usually linked to a clogged drain that affects other drains in your home. You may see that your toilet slowly fills or is having trouble easily flushing down waste. Not to mention the actual structure of the drains, which are made up of bent pipes, therefore, increasing the accumulation of gunk in between those tight spaces.
In need of a flapper replacement
Not being able to properly flush a clogged toilet could also mean the flapper requires a replacement. You can check to see if the flapper is broken by simply lifting the toilet tank and doing the flush test. Water should drain approximately three-quarters of the way before closing. If it is having a problem closing, a plumbing expert can better diagnose the valve problem.
The bowl rim holes are blocked
A toilet bowl’s rim holes, also known as rim jets, should get checked to see if they are blocked. Most times they are visibly blocked with built-up limescale and debris that accumulates bacteria. The problem with uncleared rim holes is that it prevents the water flow from properly circulating leading to a clogged toilet bowl. Keeping the jets clean will help keep consistent water flow as well as leave unsanitary messes behind.
Treating a toilet as a form of a trash can is what keeps a clogged toilet. Throwing things down like feminine hygiene products, dental floss and even contact lenses will cause the drain to clog. Items labeled as flushable wipes or any kind of wipes in general should not be thrown down the toilet, but rather in the trash.
The tank is empty or low
Sufficient water is an important component that will keep the toilet running smoothly. If the tank is empty or low on water, expect to see a frequent pattern of clogged toilets. Checking the fill line and adjusting the float ball accordingly can fix the issue. But if the float ball is too low, it will require a replacement.
Keep your toilet from clogging by having one of our inspectors come in for an installation, replacement or repair. ASAP Plumbing offers affordable quotes. Call us today at 228-865-2727 or visit www.plumbinggulfportms.com to request a free estimate!
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