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Common Causes of a Clogged Toilet

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What can you do about a clogged toilet? Take these steps to prevent it in the first place.

Unfortunately, most people have had to deal with a clogged toilet at some point in their lives. In fact, clogged toilets are increasingly common among homeowners. The reality is, if you have clogged toilets, it can really ruin your day. But, it doesn’t have to. Ultimately, there are some common causes associated with clogged toilets — so making sure to avoid making common mistakes associated with your toilets and plumbing is a great way to ensure that you don’t experience clogged toilets as often as you might otherwise. Here are the best ways to fix any clogged toilets and the most common reasons your toilets are clogged in the first place.

Something Wedged In The Drain

For the most part, some clogs can be a little trickier and more stubborn than others. In fact, many clogs may require more than a simple plunger to resolve the blockage. The reality is, your toilet drain really doesn’t have that much extra space for any unnecessary objects. Ultimately, even a little more objects like pet wipes or paper towels can wreak havoc on your plumbing and cause a clogged toilet. As a result, toilet drains are not easy to snake, which is why it becomes increasingly important to keep them from getting clogged by avoiding heavier objects and only placing septic safe objects and material in the toilet itself.

Not Enough Water In The Tank

A proper balance of water needs to be seen in the toilet. In fact, if you experience less water in the tank than normal, it might end up causing a toilet to clog quickly. The reality is, whenever you flush your toilet, it’s the gravity and force of the rushing water that usually ends up pushing everything in the bowl down the drain effectively and efficiently. Ultimately, sometimes, you can have a toilet that might not be unleashing enough water to get everything down properly. As a result, keeping things moving effectively requires that you check both the flapper in the tank as well the amount of water in there. Knowing how much is enough or whether your flapper needs to be replaced can really make a world of a difference towards preventing a clogged toilet. 

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