5 Common Causes of Toilet troubles and How to Prevent Them
A clogged toilet creates a lot of problems in the home. For one, the clogs run the risk of causing overflows and floods. Water damage is often difficult to avoid when a major flood breaks out. If five causes for clogs are present, then avoiding a flood is pretty difficult.
Five Main Reasons for Clogs
There are five major reasons for clogs and homeowners and apartment dwellers should be aware of them. Major clogs are often a result of:
1.) Flushing too much toilet tissue. Tissue does not exactly dissolve when it touches water. So, too much toilet tissue is going to create blockages in the drain. A flood is impossible to avoid when this occurs.
2.) Flushing the wrong kind of tissue down the toilet. Hand towels are very thick and even if you’re only flushing one after having dried off your hands, you may end up causing an overflow. As a rule, do not put hand towels down the toilet at all.
3.) Improperly disposing of things that should be thrown out. Cat litter is not supposed to go down the toilet. It belongs in the trash can. The same is true for the rubber gloves you used to clean up the bathroom. A toilet is not a makeshift substitute for a rubbish bin or garbage disposal. Do not put things down the toilet drain that the plumbing was not designed for.
4.) Accidentally dropping something into the bowel. Imagine, say, a toy racecar was dropped into the bowl and flushed down the toilet. Clearly, this is going to cause a clog. Even if the clog doesn’t start right away, it is going to develop.
5.) Not pouring green drain cleaning solutions down the toilet as a preventive measure. By taking proper preventive steps, you can avoid a host of problems.
More Preventive Measures for Toilet Troubles
In addition to following good practices and using green drain cleaners, have a plumbing inspection done to be on the lookout for major problems. Perhaps a simple fix can be employed to cut down on the chances of a major clog and other resultant woes. For instance, if water pressure is low there could be a clog in the line somewhere that’s affecting your toilet pressure when you flush.
Stick With a Top Plumber
Always hire a really good Boca Raton plumber to handle the job. Doing so increases the chances the clog is going to be cleared right the first time. Better yet, hire the right plumber to perform preventive maintenance to even further reduce the chances of a problem.
Avoid the embarrassment of an untimely toilet clog and call Hardenburgh Plumbing right away at (561) 968-0000 to keep your Boca Raton throne flushing!