Quit reaching for that plunger and get to the root cause of what is causing your toilet to clog up constantly. There are quite a bit different reasons your toilet could be clogging, and we can help you figure it all out. If you’ve already attempted to unclog your toilet with no luck, then the experts from B&D plumbing are ready to help you uncover your plumbing issue. If you’re currently experiencing any plumbing problems, read on for some possible reasons for the clogged toilet!
If your toilet is a bit on the older side, it is possible that the it just can’t handle most of the flushes. By upgrading your current unit, you can make sure it is working properly and is updated to the current standards. Newer toilet models have a design that flushes with a significant reduction in water usage while still clearing the toilet bowl completely.
Fill Valve Problems
Check around to see if the fill valve is working the right way. The fill valve is a mechanism inside your toilet tank that ensures enough water inside to flush. When the tank does not fill up with enough water, clogs become a much more common occurrence.
It is also possible that you might have a block in your pipes beyond the toilet itself. These blockages are more than likely caused by flushing things that should not be flushed in the first place. If an item like a toothbrush or razer fell down into your toilet and was flushed accidentally, it could be slowly collecting debris around it, which then causes a clog.
Sewage Line Problems
A serious sewer line issue somewhere in your neighborhood or region might be the reason why your toilet keeps clogging so frequently. Broken pipes or tree roots growing into your sewer line, or corroded metal pipes are common causes of sewer line problems. There isn’t a whole lot a homeowner can do to stop these types of damage. However, normal sewer line maintenance and inspections can help you uncover smaller issues before they become big, costly problems.
Plumbing Vent Problems
If your home’s plumbing vent is damaged or blocked, you can encounter clogging. The plumbing vent removes gas from your plumbing system and helps the pipes maintain the right pressure. If your plumbing vent was hurt by weather or is currently blocked by debris, this might cause the toilet to flush without enough force.
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Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!