Toilets clog for various reasons, and sometimes, no matter what you do, the clog persists. When you have a stubborn blockage in your bathroom, contact Vetted HVAC Services. We have over 120 years of combined experience in clogged toilet repair and toilet replacement.
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Why Do Toilets Clog?
A toilet that won’t flush is an inconvenience you must fix as soon as possible. And while there’s no single reason why toilets fail to flush, here are the most common problems we see from our customers.
- Low Flow Toilets: The idea behind low flow toilets is to save money on your water bills, but older models lacked the flushing power to remove waste, which led to clogs. Today’s low flow toilets are much better at saving water and getting rid of waste.
- Too Much Waste: Even the most powerful toilet will fail if you stuff too much down the drain at once. If you use a lot of toilet paper, consider multiple flushes during usage to ensure all goes down smoothly.
- Mineral Buildup: Calcium and other minerals build-up from hard water and cause pipes to narrow, making it more difficult to remove waste.
- Hair: Many people clean their combs and brushes out over the toilet and flush the hair down. Put the hair in the wastebasket instead to keep your toilet free-flowing.
Signs You Need a New Toilet
Yorkton homeowners are like any other — they rely on their toilets every day and don’t think about them until they fail. While most toilets are built to last a long time, they eventually wear out and require replacing. Here are a few signs that it’s time to replace your commode.
- Cracks: Puddles around the toilet usually means leaks. Check for cracks, and if you notice any, replace the toilet right away.
- Age: If you’ve used the same toilet for decades, it could be costing you more money per flush because it’s inefficient. Consider a newer model to save you money on your water bill.
- Wobbling: It’s not normal for a toilet to wobble. If the toilet feels unsteady, it could be a few bolts that need tightening, or you may need floor repair.
- Aesthetics: Is your toilet pea green? Sky blue? Pink? These styles were popular in the 60s and 70s but look old and out of place today. Consider a new toilet to give your bathroom a makeover.
- Frequent Fixes: If you’ve had to call a plumber several times in the past few years to repair the toilet, it may be time to install a new one.
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Our Clogged Toilet Repair
A toilet clog or malfunction ranges from inconvenient to embarrassing, especially if you’re entertaining guests. Here are a few tricks you can try to restore your toilet to good order before calling a professional.
First, remember to shut off the water to the toilet if it’s about to overflow. Once the water is off, try one of these tips.
- Plunger: Every home should have a plunger because they’re useful for removing many clogs. It’s best to have a plunger with a flanged end to form a better seal in the bathroom.
- Baking Soda & Vinegar: If you don’t have any luck with the plunger, try adding one cup of baking soda into the toilet and follow that with two cups of vinegar. Wait for a few minutes for the mixture to react and try flushing the toilet.
- Soap & Water: The last method is squirting dish soap into the toilet and following that up with a gallon of hot water. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes then flush.
If all these methods fail, you can rely on Vetted HVAC Services for fast toilet repair.