Do you find yourself storing the plunger in one particular bathroom? It is common to have one toilet that clogs more than others. There are likely explanations for this – as well as things you can do about it. Here’s what to investigate if you have a “clog prone” toilet in your home:
The most obvious question to ask is whether you are demanding more of your toilet than it can handle. Do you have a toddler that uses too much toilet paper? Perhaps your teenage girl is flushing sanitary products? Make sure the users in your household understand proper flushing rules.
Low Flow Toilet
Do you have a first generation low flow toilet? These older model toilets, stamped with 1994 to 1997, are considered a weaker flow toilet that just can’t keep up like your other toilet models.
Hard Water Deposits
If you see white buildup on the port holes located under the rim of your toilet, you have hard water deposits. Once you scrape off the substance and rinse it with a muriatic acid solution, you will have a better flushing toilet.
Another idea is to assess the S-shaped trap between your bowl and drain line. This trap can get clogged with objects improperly sent down the toilet. A plunger can typically take care of this flushing problem.
The flapper is the part of a toilet that creates the flush, allowing water to flow from the tank back into the toilet bowl. However, if your toilet’s flapper fails to open all the way, you’ll get a weak flush and frequent clogs.
Clogged Drain Line
You could have a “deeper” issue with clogging, which means it is in the drain lines. When your drain lines become clogged or constricted in any way, they prevent adequate water supply to your septic or sewer system.
Need help determining why your toilet keeps clogging? Call Metro Septic and Plumbing today. We understand how embarrassing and disruptive plumbing issues can be in your home. We are equipped to offer effective and affordable solutions for clogged toilets and drain lines.
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