Clogged toilets can be one of the most annoying and frustrating things that can occur to a home. Making sure your toilet is not clogged and functioning properly is essential for a home that is ready to great you for all of your needs. You can properly plumb your toilet so that you don’t need a plumber and we would love to provide you with some helpful and simple tips for doing so. You all know the most basic tool of the plunger if you’re able to read this article we’re assuming. However, there are many other helpful tools for keeping your toilet running smoothly. Don’t get to the unpleasant family home wrecking stage and follow us as we provide 5 clear steps to make your toilet work correctly.
The goal for your toilet is to put away the plunger and maintain the flow of your toilet so that it always is flushing properly. The first toilet clogging problem spot most people run into is they possess a low flow toilet of the first generation. Okay, so there have been many iterations of the low flow toilet and they have made many improvements to these toilets since then. If you haven’t replaced your old toilet there are still a lot of things that you are able to do. The first try at saving water with these toilets made for a pressure that was a little too low for flushing things down your toilet effectively. Look for the date on the back of your toilet around the mid-90’s and it could be a good chance you have one of these toilets. Cut back on that toilet paper use, especially since people have been grabbing so much of it off shelves in the past year. Say that avoiding using clog prone items on the toilet is not effective it may be a safe bet you’ll need to replace the toilet altogether with a newer model. If that’s the case, you know that Hurry Curry Plumbing is happy to take care of that for you.
Uh oh someone attempted to flush items that are not flushable. This may be because a child is experimenting with a toilet for one of his or her first times or you didn’t read the back of a product and decided to flush it anyways. Whatever your reasoning step number 2 is an easy trick to help you take care of this issue. Have a conversation with those who can understand what appropriate items to flush down the toilet are. Watch out for Kleenex and paper towel as these are not meant to be flushed. Keeping a trash can handy near the toilet is a good reminder and makes it easier to throw away un-flushable materials.
The third issue that may arise with any home toilet is the trap for the toilet has been blocked. Toilet paper and other items may get back in this area that is meant for letting gases escape and lead to a clog. For this kind of clog, it will likely be effective to simply use a plunger and if that doesn’t work you may need a toilet auger or a professional. The fourth spot that may cause sticking in your plumbing system is the plumbing vent. Call Hurry Curry Plumbing for this kind of blockage and we’ll take care of it for you.
Finally, but still important is an issue with the main sewer line. Trees and roots can get into the main sewer system and cause blockages. Call us if you are having this issue since it takes a top level of expertise. Thank you to our friends at the Spruce and Wilson Weaver for their article “5 Reasons Why Toilets Get Clogged” for the idea and tips for this article.