When it comes to household plumbing problems, none are so common and so frustrating as a clogged or a running toilet. Noticing water coming up after flushing, instead of going down or in the middle of the night the toilet flushes by itself it is a definite problem that requires immediate toilet repairs
At First Choice Plus Plumbing, Restoration & Air, we assess each toilet problem to provide a comprehensive repair plan that will effectively and permanently solve the problem. Our Port St Lucie, FL customers can rest assured they are getting the best-clogged toilet repair service possible when they choose us.
Signs of repair parts need to be changed. Here's what to look for:
- Toilet Fill Valve: Toilet makes sounds like water running after the tank suppose to be filled.
- Toilet Flapper or Toilet Flush Valve: Lift up toilet seat and you see water keep pouring out from rim.
- Tank Bolt or Flush Valve and Rubber: While Flushing toilet tank leaking on floor.
- Wax Ring or toilet loose: While Flushing the toilet and see water coming from the bottom of the toilet bowl.
- Toilet water not adjusted correctly, Clog toilet or main line clog: Don't use a plunger it causes the wax ring to blow out. While flushing the toilet the water is not going down.
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What Causes Clogged Toilets?
There are many things that can contribute to a clogged toilet emergency in your home. Many of these problems are difficult to avoid, however, in most cases, they can all be categorized into one of two categories:
- Simple Clogs: Reserved for clogs created by organic material and non-water soluble items such as diapers or personal care products. Simple clogs are also commonly caused by using too much toilet paper, something that small children who are learning to use the toilet are often guilty of doing.
- Foreign Object: As the name suggests, this issue is caused when a foreign object gets stuck in the toilet. Some common objects we pull out of toilets include toothbrushes, cell phones, toys, shampoo bottles, and more. These clogs are also often caused by children who are experimenting to see what will happen.
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How to Prevent Clogged Toilet
Although many clogged toilet issues will sneak up on you and happen unexpectedly, there are a few things you can do as a homeowner to reduce the chances of experiencing one. Some of the most effective best practice methods for preventing clogged toilets include:
- Place a garbage can next to the toilet for non-water soluble items and diapers.
- Install childproof locks on the toilet seat if you have small children who can get into trouble.
- Reduce the amount of toilet paper you use if you can.
- Purchase a thinner ply brand of toilet paper
- If needed, flush twice.
- Never flush food, grease, or oil down the toilet.
Following these steps will help prevent clogged toilets in your home, saving you time and money on repairs.