A clogged toilet is something everyone experiences at one point or another and while many are easy to take care of yourself, there are certain circumstances where you need a professional to take a look. If you find that your toilet has recurring clogs, then make sure to call the experts at Next Level to help you get your toilet back up and running as soon as possible.
Clogged Toilet Causes
The symptoms for a clog are fairly straightforward as the toilet will be unable to flush any waste in the bowl. What is a little less understood are the many causes for clogged toilets. Here are some reasons why you may be experiencing recurring clogs:
- You have an older, low-flow toilet Low flow designs are aimed at saving water. However, if you own a first generation low-flow toilet, it may be lacking enough pressure to clear the internal trap and drain. While replacing it is an option, there are also ways to reduce your chances for clogs by limiting the amount of toilet paper you use.
Blocked toilet trap A toilet trap is essentially a U-shaped part of the porcelain fixture that is built into the lower part of your toilet bowl. The purpose of this piece is to hold standing water and to keep harmful gases from entering the inside of your property. If toilet paper or other non-flushable items clog the trap, it may cause backups.
Clogged plumbing vent Most modern toilets today use roof vents to channel fresh air into the system and to prevent air pressure vacuums. If these vents become blocked by dust, sticks, or leaves, it will impact the drain flow and cause clogs.
Main sewer line problems If you are noticing routine clogs in all of your toilets, it could be because of a problem in your main sewer line. This is often due to a stubborn and serious clog deep in your line and it is best to get a professional to look at it as soon as possible.
Our team at Next Level is experienced in solving both simple and complex clogs. Depending on your toilet clog, we offer a few trenchless services to give you the best repair.
Hydro jetting is the most popular cleaning method for pipeline as it is environmentally friendly, simple, and less intrusive than traditional cleaning methods. Our experts use a pressurized water hose that we insert into an existing access point to blast away stubborn clogs and restore your pipe’s flow.
If you have damage to your sewer line, such as a tree root intrusion that is causing your clog, we may recommend pipe lining. This process is best for solving small cracks or leaks in your line and is all done internally.
If you are experiencing stubborn or routine clogs in your pipeline, our team at Next Level will find the best solution for you. Call us today to learn more about our services and to schedule an appointment.