It is not uncommon to experience a clogged toilet every couple of years. However, if you are finding that you need a plunger on a weekly basis, there could be a severe issue. Although many times, parents are sure that the problem of constant clogs is due to a child using a massive wad of toilet paper, there are many other reasons that you could be having trouble with your Turbo Plumbing & Rooter home’s toilet function.
An Older Commode
Everything wears out, even a toilet. So while there are many parts that you can replace on a typical toilet, it could be time to replace the entire unit to ensure that you have no further issues of a nasty flood in your home. In addition to that much-needed peace of mind, you will discover that newer toilets use only a fraction of the water used by older models. So you will see a significant decrease in the water used in your household after installing a modern, low-flow toilet. And it is always a good idea to conserve water whenever you can.
A Faulty Fill Valve
If the fill valve in your toilet tank is not operating correctly, there might not be enough water in the tank for a complete flush. Look at the tank fill line and adjust the fill valve as needed to refill the tank to the appropriate level. If the valve is damaged or worn out, you should be able to procure a replacement at your local hardware store or big box store. Take a picture of the existing valve and toilet model and manufacturer to ensure the proper replacement.
A pipe blockage could be an issue that will track back to the small children in your home. But it might not have anything to do with too much TP. Many kids enjoy seeing what they can flush down the toilet. It becomes a game to see what will disappear. Our licensed plumbers have seen it all and removed it from socks to mittens and small stuffed animals to restore the function of many toilets around Turbo Plumbing & Rooter. Even if there are no small children in the house, small items can inadvertently get knocked into the toilet and flushed.
Then there are the adults who unknowingly create the issue by using the toilet as a trash can. Never place plastic, bits of trash, paper other than toilet paper, hair, or other waste items in the toilet. Only TP and human waste should get flushed. Another common issue occurs if you flush litterbox waste as the kitty litter is sure to expand and create a nasty clog.
If you notice that your toilet is slow to flush and have not been as careful as you should about what is flushed, call (818) 740-6830 immediately to schedule a drain cleaning service before facing a flood of sewage and waste in your home. We offer 24/7 emergency service and back all of our work with a customer satisfaction guarantee and warranty.