Every single time people flush a toilet it is well expected for the water to go down. Unfortunately, there are those alarming times when the rising water makes your gut wrench, but it is far too late and all you can do is run out.
Sometimes these moments get brushed off with a plunger, but at First Choice Plumbing, we resolve the problem indefinitely. Our staff provides a comprehensive assessment of the system, in order to fix the problem at its core. All of Gainesville can rest assured knowing that our team is ready and on the go whenever a clogged toilet emergency comes up.
What Causes Clogged Toilets?
There are many things that can contribute to a clogged toilet in your home, some are unavoidable however. Overall though, they can be categorized into one of two categories:
- Simple Clogs: Reserved for clogs created by organic material and non-water soluble items. These can happen because of diapers or personal care products. Simple clogs are most commonly caused by using too much toilet paper, something that small children tend to do when learning to use the bathroom.
- Foreign Object: As the name suggests, this issue is caused when a foreign object gets stuck in the plumbing. Some of the most common objects that tend to fall inside toilets include: toothbrushes, cellphones, and shampoo bottles.
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How to Prevent a Clogged Toilet
At First Choice Plumbing we believe in transparency and care, this is why we are sharing with you effective practices that can help keep your toilet running smoothly.
- Place a garbage can next to the toilet, use for non-water soluble items and diapers.
- If you have small children, install childproof locks on the toilet seat to avoid flushed toys.
- Try to reduce the amount of toilet paper you use. Many times, we are too quick to grab more sheets without pacing our use.
- Purchase a thinner ply brand of toilet paper.
- If needed, flush twice.
- Never flush food, grease, or oil down the toilet.
These occurrences will occasionally happen, and are quite difficult to avoid. Nevertheless, following these steps will help prevent clogged toilets in your home, saving you time and money on repairs.