Have you had to deal with a clogged toilet in your home on more than one occasion? There are several reasons why the toilet keeps clogging. The frequent clogs could be an indicator that there is an issue with the plumbing system. As you may have learned by now, trying to unclog the toilet is futile if the main cause of the problem is not fixed.

Some common causes of a clogged toilet include:

An outdated toilet with a low flow

Is your home equipped with an early model with a low flow? If that is the case, then it is probably why your toilet keeps clogging. Some of the older fixtures lack the correct pressure to shove matter through the trap and drain consistently. The low flushing pressure leaves some materials behind.

Solution

The best way to fix the problem is by replacing the old fixture with a modern high-flow toilet. A professional plumber can determine which is best suited for your home.

Flushing inappropriate items down the drain

Another common reason why you unclog the toilet frequently is because inappropriate items have been flushed down the drain. The drainage system is designed to handle toilet paper and human waste. Any other item flushed down the drain poses a risk of clogging.

Solution

If the toilet clogs after a non-flush item are flushed, you can use a flanged plunger to extricate the clog. If this does not unclog the toilet, we recommend that you call a skilled plumber to come and check it out.

A blocked sewer line

Sometimes the toilet fixture may not be the problem. There are instances where the drainage is functioning properly, but the main sewer line is clogged. When the main sewer line clogs, it causes problems with other areas of the drainage system, including the garbage disposal drainage as well as the bathroom drainage. The sewer line may clog as a result of penetration of tree roots, infiltration in the sewer line, and breaks in the sewer line.

Solution

The most recommended solution for a clogged sewer line is to call professional plumbing services.

 

If you have asked yourself, “why does my toilet keep clogging?”, then it is time you got in touch with us. At PSI, we offer professional plumbing services. We can solve your clogged problem very fast. Give us a call today.