Blocked toilets are a serious problem for several reasons. Firstly, it puts the toilet out of use. In addition, it can cause foul smells and even damage. If you notice any signs of a blocked toilet, it is important to deal with it straight away. Leaving a blocked toilet untreated can lead to health issues, and damage to your home and bathroom.
So how do you know if your toilet is blocked? If your toilet bowl is full or overflowing, it’s pretty clear that you have a blocked toilet. Other signs of a blocked toilet include:
- Slow draining toilet
- Gurgling sound from other fixtures in the bathroom and the rest of the home
- Bad odors
- Overflowing gully trap
There are several potential causes of a blocked toilet. Some of the ones we see most often include:
- Drain Line clogged with hair, paper, and other foreign objects
- Not enough water in the tank
- Hard water problems
- Blockages in other water carrying lines such as washing machines
- Flushing foreign objects
- Slow-moving septic systems
When you notice that your toilet is clogged, you can try to unclog it using a plunger. It is best to turn the water off at the valve first, to avoid the toilet overflowing. Place the plunger over the drain hole, and stand the plunger upright to ensure that the seal is tight.
Next, push the plunger down until it is touching the drain, before pulling up sharply yet not sharply enough to break the seal. Repeat this a couple of times, and then pull up sharply enough to break the suction.
If the problem isn’t fixed, you can try repeating this process. If, after several attempts, the toilet is still blocked, then it’s best to call in a plumber.
Watermark Plumbing has been fixing blocked toilets all over Brisbane for years. We can fix your blocked toilet, whatever the cause.
We realize that when you have a blocked toilet, it’s important to get it fixed as soon as possible. We guarantee fast and effective service to solve the issue promptly. Furthermore, we will leave the area hygienically clean and tidy after unblocking the toilet.
Call Watermark Plumbing now and we will have blockages cleared and your toilet running correctly in no time.