Clogged toilet pipes can be a nuisance, causing the need for unblocking. Pipes or bowls that are clogged with solid waste are most often caused by a buildup of water-clogging materials within the toilet’s drainage and waste systems. While a clogged toilet will usually release itself without any effort on your part, it is at times necessary to have it unblocked for one reason or another.
Here’s what you need to know about what goes into unblocking toilets and why they get clogged up in the first place:
- If your pipes are too small, they may not be able to handle the amount of water that’s being used. This can cause them to burst or break down.
- If your pipes are too big, it could lead to clogged drains and toilets.
- The condition of the actual pipe itself is also important: if there’s any corrosion, rusting, or holes in any part of the plumbing system–or if there’s sediment buildup from poor maintenance on your part–these problems can cause issues with drainage and make it difficult for waste products to get where they need to go without getting stuck along the way.
Insufficient Water Supply
If your toilet is clogged, it’s probably because there isn’t enough water in the tank. Check to make sure that you have enough water coming into your house by checking:
- The faucet connected to the tank
- The pressure of your water supply
The pressure relief valve or if there is a pump attached, ensures that it is working properly and has enough power. Furthermore, you can also check your water supply to see if there are any leaks or breaks in the pipes.
Clogged toilet drain
If your drain is clogged, you need to unclog it. You can do this by pouring some hot water down the toilet and letting it sit for a few hours. Once the water has cooled off, flush the toilet again and repeat if necessary until all of the debris has been removed from your pipes.
How to prevent clogged drains?
There are several things you can do to prevent your drains from becoming blocked in the first place. Here’s how:
- Avoid putting grease or food particles down them because these will eventually cause blockages when they solidify over time due to a lack of air circulation inside pipes (which means no one wants them).
- Also, remember not to flush anything other than human waste down toilets–a rule that includes wipes!
- Last but most importantly never use harsh chemicals like bleach because they may damage rubber seals around joints where two pipes meet each other; instead, try using vinegar mixed with baking soda or just plain white vinegar alone which will break down grease without damaging rubber seals.
- Clean clogged toilets often! If you have children then this should go without saying but even adults should clean their bathrooms regularly so as not only to keep things sanitary but also ensure smooth functioning operation when needed as well
- Install new drains every few years. While many homeowners don’t want to spend money replacing old ones right away since doing so might seem unnecessary, we recommend doing so anyway since replacing older models could help prevent future problems such as leaks due to corrosion caused by age.
Reasons for a clogged toilet
When too many people use the toilet, it can clog. This is because toilets are designed to deal with a certain amount of waste. If you have more than one person using your bathroom at once, then it may be beneficial for you to install another toilet so that everyone has their own space.
Errors or problems in the initial plumbing installation can lead to clogged toilets. If you notice a leak, you should deal with it right away so that no other damage occurs and the problem doesn’t get worse over time! Replacing old toilets is also recommended as this will solve any issues that might arise from using an outdated model.
If none of these things are the problem, then you should opt for the help of a professional drainage expert.
Don’t wait until your toilet is completely clogged
If your toilet is only partially clogged and doesn’t need immediate attention, wait until the next time you have an hour or two free before attempting any fixes yourself.
If you have an older toilet, it might be time for an upgrade. Toilets are constantly being improved, so it’s important to keep up with these changes to get the most out of your new model. You may also want to consider purchasing a water-saving toilet as these are more environmentally friendly and can help save money on your water bill.
In a nutshell
Hopefully, this article has helped you understand some of the reasons why your toilet frequently needs unblocking. Whether you have bad plumbing or too many people using the toilet, some steps can be taken to prevent future clogs from occurring again. If you do experience problems with your toilet, don’t wait until it’s completely clogged before calling in professionals.
Don’t let a frequently clogged toilet disrupt your life. Contact Woking Drainage Services for efficient plumbing services. We’re here to fix your plumbing issues promptly. Get in touch now!