There’s nothing worse than when the toilet keeps backing up in your home. Not only will you have trouble using the toilet, each time you flush there could be human waste pouring onto the bathroom floor. Below, find out the most common culprits behind a backed-up toilet and when it’s time to call a plumber like Solution Based Plumbing, Heating, and A/C.
Stop Flushing These Items Down the Toilet
One of the most common reasons a toilet keeps backing up is people flush items they shouldn’t. These items should never be flushed down the toilet:
- Paper towels, napkins, feminine products
- Dental floss
There’s a possibility you can resolve this issue yourself using a plunger, but if that doesn’t relieve the clog, it’s time to call in a pro.
Clogged Drain Line
If the toilet in your home backs up a lot, there could be a clog in the drain line. This requires the expertise of a licensed plumber to inspect and remedy. Why? The plumber will need to examine the drain line, locate the clog, and then clear it effectively. To get the job done right and prevent doing more damage, a professional should definitely handle this.
Toilet Mechanics Could be Failing
The mechanics of the toilet could be failing. For example, is the flapper opening up all the way? You should check this first if you don’t think there is a clog. The flapper allows the proper amount of water to enter the toilet in order for it to flush correctly. If you notice an issue with the flapper, you can attempt a repair yourself or call in a plumber to fix it quickly.
Hard Water Buildup
Hard water buildup can also cause problems with your toilet. A toilet will have trouble flushing if enough hard water minerals have built up anywhere in the toilet or along the drain line. The removal of these minerals will make it easier for your toilet to flush.
Toilet Keeps Backing Up? Call Solution Based Plumbing, Heating, and A/C
If your toilet has exhibited any of the signs outlined in this post, we recommend calling a plumber to repair the issue and get your bathroom back in working order. Call the experienced team from Solution Based Plumbing, Heating and A/C at 215-584-2098 to schedule an appointment.