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What to do When Your Toilet Stops Up

top view of a toilet with the lid upYour toilet drainage is probably one of the last things on your mind. Well, unless it refuses to flush when you need it to.

A clogged toilet will disrupt the peace and comfort of everyone in the house. Even worse, a faulty toilet drainage is a health hazard that could send you and your family members to the hospital.

When your toilet stops up, it usually has something to do with the plumbing, accumulation of dirt on the sides of the pipes, or whatever goes down the toilet. By having your plumbing frequently tended to by a professional, and being careful about what you flush down the toilet, you can avoid the issue altogether.

But what should you do when your toilet stops up? The first option should always be to contact a professional with experience in plumbing in Richmond, TX.

If this is not an option, or if you want a temporary fix before a technician arrives, below are some Well, here are some things you can try when your toilet stops up.

How To Tell When a Clog Is On the Way

Do you ever wish that you could see into the future? We’re no psychics, but we do know the signs of a clog. If you notice these issues, then it’s time to call us.

  • A slow-moving flush
  • Water rising when it shouldn’t
  • Gurgling noises coming from your toilet

These are all bad signs worthy of professional attention.

Using a Plunger to Unclog Your Toilet

The first thing we all tend to think of when we have a clogged drain is the plunger. Although this is a perfect solution for sinks, it can be unsuitable for your clogged toilet.

When using a plunger you need to use just enough force. For firmly lodged clogs, controlling the amount of force you exert can be hard. It would be quite easy to use enough force to break the toilet gasket.

A plunger only removes large physical obstructions as well. Any residue sticking to the sides of the drainage pipe and slowly clogging it cannot be removed. Your safe bet is to call a professional plumber who  will access the situation to determine the most suitable fix.

Incessant Flushing

Without knowing what’s clogging your toilet, there is no way to be sure that flushing one more time will do anything! The only thing flushing repeatedly will do is cause an overflow. That’s exactly the kind of mess you should avoid at all costs.

Contact a Plumber

Getting a professional to fix your clogged toilet is the best option. If we’re being honest, the only option there should be.

There is a lot that can go wrong when you try to unclog your toilet on your own. From breaking the toilet drainage pipes to forcing sewerage back up, DIY toilet fixes can be an extra source of stress.

Although tempting and inexpensive, the results can be hellish and end up costing much more than what you were trying to save. Getting a professional to do your plumbing in Richmond, TX is a smart investment.

Contact Doug Turner Plumbing CO. today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. Services you can depend on!

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