Clogged toilets are one of the more frustrating household plumbing issues you can encounter and one of the most embarrassing. The last thing anyone wants is a toilet that won’t flush properly, or even worse, a toilet that backs up, spilling its contents onto the floor. When you have access to a quality plumber, you can rest easy knowing that help is on the way, that your clogged toilet will soon be a thing of the past. 

Why Toilets Get Clogged

If clogged toilets seem as simple as they are frustrating, it is because they are. Too much of the wrong stuff flushed down the toilet creates clogs. Sometimes, excess toilet paper is to blame. More often than not, items like diapers, feminine products and paper towels end up causing clogs. Many kids like to watch their small toys make the journey into your plumbing system, creating an immediate clog. Luckily, most instances of toilet clogs are preventable by simply changing what you flush down.

Common Signs of an Impending Clog

When you are getting close to having a clogged toilet, you’ll notice subtle signs. These include strange gurgling sounds coming from the toilet bowl, foul sewage odors, or sluggish operation when you flush. If you notice any of these signs in your home, take the warning seriously. Eventually, you’ll get to that point where the contents are coming back up instead of going down.

DIY Before You Call

Toilet water emptying into your bathroom requires an immediate call to Ross Plumbing, but if you’re still at the warning stage, you can try to loosen the clog yourself. Most households have at least one standard-issue plunger, and a plunger will work well for mild to moderate toilet clogs. Make sure you create a good seal with the plunger so there is enough suction, then plunge several times to release the clog. If you don’t see any results after a few attempts, give us a call and we will take care of clogged toilet repair services for you.


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