What’s Keeping My Toilet Clogged?

February 15, 2022

Toilet clogs happen to all of us once in a while. However, if you’re dealing with frequent clogs, then it’s important to investigate the cause. These frequent clogs might be a sign of a serious plumbing issue. Plus, they’re simply inconvenient! Below, we’ll go over the most common causes for a frequently clogged toilet and how you can resolve the problem.

Flushing Un-flushable Products

What are you flushing down the toilet? Most of us know that only waste and toilet paper should be flushed. However, other items might make their way into the toilet from time to time. If you’re flushing paper towels, baby wipes, feminine products, or other items, this could potentially be the reason why your toilet continues to clog. Even items that are sold as “flushable” can still damage your plumbing and should be disposed of in the trash.

Sometimes, these items appear to flush; however, they can lead to clogs further down your plumbing system. This can lead to frequent, unexplained plumbing problems. To diagnose and resolve your issue, have a licensed and experienced plumber inspect your toilet and the connected drain lines. And remember to always put trash where it belongs!

Toilet and/or Pipe Issues

Of course, structural problems with your toiler or pipes can also cause frequent clogs. Sometimes, the toilet itself is to blame. Older toilets might need to be replaced, and certain low-flow toilets (especially older models) might not have the most effective design. Stoppages can also be caused by the piping that connects your toilet to the floor. A licensed plumber can inspect your toilet, clear any blockages, and recommend repairs to limit problems in the future.

Sewer Line Issues

Sometimes, plumbing issues run deeper than just your toilet or its pipes. If your main sewer line is damaged, then your toilet might be affected. Main sewer lines connect a person’s plumbing system to a city sewer system or to a septic tank. Damage to this line might affect multiple toilets or cause other parts of your plumbing system, such as your drains, to clog or back up with wastewater. Sewer line issues can cause serious problems, so call a licensed plumber immediately if you have sewage backing up through your drains or think you have a damaged sewer line.

Get Your Toilet Fixed Fast

At Show Plumbing, we know how frustrating toilet clogs can be. That’s why we offer quick, reliable plumbing services. Our team will inspect your toilet, pipes, sewer lines, and more to identify the true source of your frequent toilet clogs. Don’t wait for plumbing help! Give us a call (281) 860-2000 today! today!