5 Reasons Why Toilets Clog

5 Reasons Why Toilets Clog

A household toilet is one of the most commonly used fixtures in your home. While this means a clogged toilet can lead to a very unpleasant cleanup, it could mean that you have to deal with an even more frustrated family. Therefore, understanding why your toilet keeps backing up is a great way to prevent future blockage, especially with the holidays coming up. Nobody wants to have to deal with a clogged or even worse overflowing toilet during Thanksgiving dinner. These 5 tips will help you to identify the toilet-clogging culprit.

  1. You Have a First-Generation Low Flow Toilet

Many older toilets lack the necessary pressure to clear the trap. Therefore, to reduce regular clogs you should limit your toilet paper use and avoid clog-prone items.

  1. You Flushed Non-Flushable Items

Floss, cotton balls, wet wipes, and Q-Tips will restrict drainage and cause your toilet to almost always backup. It’s safe to just speak with your family members about what you can and cannot flush down the toilet.

  1. You Have a Clogged Trap

You and your family can limit the  use of toilet paper and keep difficult-to-flush items out of the toilet so it can help keep you’re traps clear.

  1. The Plumbing Vent Is Blocked

A blocked toilet vent can reduce your flushing pressure and as a result cause your toilet to regularly clog.

  1. There’s an Issue With the Sewer Line

A clog is normally caused due to a buildup of waste materials and non-flushable items. Which means that regular clogs in multiple toilets maybe a sign of sewer line problems.

So, don’t let a clogged toilet put a damper on your day! Call Mike’s Plumbing and Heating today!

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“Understanding why your toilet backs up will help you prevent future blockage”.