Why Is My Toilet Clogged?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

If you own a toilet, or even if you don’t, you have witnessed a clogged toilet. Whether it is a clog of your own making or something that has been building up over time, a clogged toilet is nothing that can’t be addressed with a dash of skill and a touch of finesse.

Taking preventive measures is one of the best ways to avoid a clogged toilet. You would be surprised at the number of bad habits people continue to practice in regards to toilet maintenance. At Guardian plumbing, we offer a full range of plumbing services. However, one of the best ways to avoid a plumbing disaster is through continuous preventive maintenance. We have listed a few tips and tricks to avoid a clogged toilet.

Common Reasons For A Clogged Toilet

  1. Its what you are flushing down the toilet. The toilet should only contain toilet paper and stool. Anything else that does not break down may properly, causing a clog in the plumbing. Make sure you are only flushing products that a flushable and nothing else.
  2. There may be a clog in the trap. When you are flushing products that shouldn’t be flushed, they can find their way into the trap and cause a clog.
  3. The flapper is not functioning properly. The flapper affects the pressure behind the flush. If the flapper is not functioning properly, you may experience a weak flush. A weak flush doesn’t allow the content in the toilet bowl to pass through the pipes properly.
  4. You may have an issue with your home’s plumbing system. Maybe years of bad plumbing habits have caught up with the plumbing system which may affect the toilets in the home.

Plumbing Servies in Maryland

If you are in need of plumbing services in Maryland, contact Guardian Plumbing in Upper Marlboro, MD. To schedule an appointment, call 301.685.5017 or receive  a quote online.