Some plumbing problems seem to occur repeatedly. When this happens, it not only causes homeowners anxiety, but it also costs them money. For example, why does the toilet keep clogging no matter how many times you treat it? As it turns out, there are a few possible reasons. In this post, Drain Genie Plumbing Services reviews six.
1. Too Much Toilet Paper
If you flush too much toilet paper down the toilet at once, it can cause a clog. Unfortunately, the toilet paper can get caught in the trap, blocking water flow. If your bathroom toilet keeps clogging, flushing too much toilet paper at one time could be why. For this reason, be careful not to flush more than a few sheets of toilet paper at a time.
2. “Flushable” Wipes
Flushable wipes are one of the most common causes of clogs. Basically, flushable wipes include toilet paper advertised as such, make-up remover wipes, and other cleaning wipes. Sure, the products may be designed to disintegrate; however, they can get caught in the trap and block water flow. Therefore, be sure only to flush toilet paper and waste down the toilet.
3. Foreign Objects
Flushing foreign objects down the toilet is one of the most common causes of clogs. First, foreign objects include anything that isn’t meant to be flushed, including toys, food, animal waste, and other items. Next, like too much toilet paper and “flushable” wipes, these objects can get caught in the trap and block water flow. To avoid this, be sure only to flush toilet paper and waste down the toilet.
4. Hard Water
Hard water buildup could be the reason your toilet keeps clogging. This is because the minerals in hard water can form a scale that builds up on the inside of pipes and traps. Consider having your water tested and treated, if necessary.
5. Improperly Installed Toilet
If a toilet is not installed correctly, it can cause clogs. This is likely because the water supply line may not be connected correctly, or the wax ring may be too small. We recommend using professional plumbers to install toilets, water heaters, and other plumbing fixtures.
6. Older Pipework
Older pipework can also cause toilets to clog. Because pipes become corroded or damaged over time, blockages occur more frequently. If you live in a home with older pipes, have a plumber inspect the pipes and report the condition to you. They can make recommendations and help you create a plan to repair or repipe.
When It’s Time to Call a Professional
If your toilet keeps clogging and you don’t know what to do, call the professionals at Drain Genie Plumbing Services. We can fix your clogged toilet and troubleshoot any other plumbing issues you might be experiencing. Call 407-490-1230 to schedule service in Apoka or schedule online.