Nothing is worse than having to plunge your toilet constantly. If you’ve been stuck in this situation for a while now… It might be about time to get to the bottom of what is causing your toilet to clog constantly. There are quite a few reasons your toilet could be clogging, and we can help you figure it all out!
Remember if you are currently experiencing any major plumbing issues with your toilet and really need help, contact Sabtech Plumbing & Drainage for immediate 24/7 emergency plumbing service!
Here are five common scenarios that could explain why your toilet keeps clogging:
1. YOU MIGHT HAVE AN OLD TOILET.
If your toilet is an old model, it is possible the toilet just can’t handle any more flushes. By upgrading your current toilet, you can ensure it is working properly and is updated to current modern standards. Newer toilets have a design that flushes with a significant reduction in water usage while still clearing the toilet bowl completely, this could solve the problem and also helps the environment.
2. IT’S POSSIBLE THAT YOU HAVE FILL VALVE ISSUES
Check to make sure the fill valve is working properly. The fill valve is a mechanism inside the toilet tank that ensures there is enough water to flush. When the tank doesn’t fill with enough water, clogs become more common. Check your fill value as it may need replacing. This is often an inexpensive fix.
3. IT MIGHT BE PLUMBING VENT ISSUES
If your plumbing vent is blocked or damaged you can encounter clogging. The plumbing vent removes gas from the plumbing system and helps the pipes maintain proper pressure for flushing. If your plumbing vent was damaged by weather or is blocked by debris, this could cause the toilet to flush with inadequate force. You may need help from a local plumber to fix this problem.
4. YOU COULD HAVE PIPE BLOCKAGES
It is also possible that you could have a block in the pipes beyond the toilet. These blockages are most likely caused by flushing things that shouldn’t be flushed. If items such as small hairbrushes, toothbrushes, or rogue razors fell into the toilet and were accidentally flushed, it could be slowly be collecting debris around it, ultimately causing a clog.
5. HAVE YOU THOUGH ABOUT SEWAGE LINE ISSUES?
A major sewer line problem somewhere in your neighbourhood, condo, or complex could be the reason why your toilet keeps clogging. Broken pipes, tree roots growing into the sewer line, or corroded metal pipes are all common causes of sewer line issues. There isn’t much that homeowners can do to prevent this type of damage. However, regular sewer line maintenance and inspections can help uncover small issues before they become big, expensive problems. Call us to determine if this is your issue.