Clogged toilets are common plumbing problems. Understanding the causes of clogged toilets is the first step in taking steps to avoid future problems after a toilet problem has been repaired by a professional plumber from American Mechanical in Virginia Beach, VA.
What Causes Clogged Toilet Problems?
The main reason for blockage is when foreign items are flushed down, or if there are excessive amounts of toilet paper being flushed. This can be difficult if there are already other waste materials blocking the pipes.
Toilets can also become clogged due to outside factors. Tree roots can invade your sewer line and hinder the normal flow of waste and water. A blocked sewer line can then lead to a clogged toilet. In more severe cases, your toilet may start to overflow if flushed.
How are Clogs Removed?
Seek professional toilet clog removal to reduce the risk of future problems. We have additional tools apart from the traditional plunger or chemical drain cleaner.
If a blockage is persistent, this means the drainage pipe has usually become completely clogged with debris. In this case, we will use a drain snake to break through the debris, creating an opening for water and waste to flow through normally again. Drain snaking is often a temporary solution, though, and heavier blockages will require hydrojetting; in extreme cases, we will need to remove your toilet to clear the pipeline.