The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house, and it’s no wonder clogged toilets are so common.
Whether it’s using too much toilet paper or issues with your plumbing system, a toilet that fails to flush can be panic-inducing if you don’t have a reliable residential plumbing contractor like Quahog Plumbing standing by ready to help. Contact us 24/7 when you have a plumbing problem you can’t handle.
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What Causes Toilet Clogs?
Clogged toilets are one of the most common household plumbing problems. Fortunately, these problems are easy to avoid if you use a little common sense and foresight.
Here are the most common causes of toilet clogs, so you know what to watch for.
Foreign objects accidentally flushed down the toilet are one of the primary causes of clogs. Whether it’s a child who wants to see what he can flush down the toilet or something drops in by mistake, It’s easy for these items to block the drain.
Other foreign objects that cause clogs are feminine hygiene products, paper towels, dental floss, cotton balls, and baby wipes.
Too Much Toilet Paper
Sometimes, you need an extra amount of toilet paper when using the bathroom. Although toilet paper is designed to dissolve in water, if you use too much at once, it can bind with waste, combining into a wad causing a blockage. If you must use more than the usual amount of toilet paper, consider flushing waste first and then flushing the toilet paper.
Personal wipes that advertise themselves as flushable are the bane of many plumbers and water treatment facilities. Why? Because they’re only flushable in the sense that they go down the drain -- they don’t dissolve like regular toilet paper. If one of these ‘flushable’ sheets gets stuck, it’s only a matter of time before you have a significant clog on your hands.
As you can see, most cases of clogged toilets are easily preventable. If you stick to flushing only toilet paper and human waste, you can avoid most clogged toilet problems.
However, when you do have a toilet issue that you can’t fix, call the pros at Quahog Plumbing.
Our Toilet Installation Service
Most homeowners use the same toilet for years, but there comes a time when it’s better to replace your aging commode instead of fixing it.
Here are a few signs that it’s time for an upgrade.
Flushing foreign objects down the toilet can cause pipes and drains to become damaged, leading to regularly occurring problems like clogs and overflows. If you find that you’re plunging your toilet every week or so, it’s time to shop for a new one.
A toilet that constantly runs isn’t just annoying; it costs you hard-earned money with every wasted gallon. If you’ve checked all of the internal parts and made repairs and the toilet still runs, it’s best to replace it.
Broken flanges or hairline cracks can cause water leaks. Failing to fix water leaks can lead to rot, mildew, and eventual structural damage. Sometimes, water leaks are easy to resolve, but in some cases, the best way to deal with them is by replacing your old toilet.
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Benefits Of Toilet Replacement
While many people are using the same old toilet that came with their home, they’re hesitant to replace it because of the hassle and expense. If you’re on the fence about whether now’s the right time to install a new toilet, here are a few things to consider.
Modern toilets are more efficient than older models and can save up to 2 gallons per flush. Considering how much usage the typical household toilet gets, that’s a lot of water you’re saving.
A new toilet will spruce up your bathroom by giving it a modern look and feel.
A new toilet is likely more comfortable than your old model, so you’ll be able to relax when using it.
Installing a new toilet adds value to your home.