Unless you have more than one bathroom, a clogged toilet is a big problem—you need an expert to fix it fast. Our certified plumbers at Premium Plumbing provide professional and quick toilet repair services in Tampa Bay area, FL, including emergency repairs at any time of day.
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What Causes a Clogged Toilet?
Most of the time, clogs happen when insoluble material or material too large to pass through your plumbing is flushed. Avoid flushing:
- Disposable wipes and diapers
- Paper towels
- Large wads of toilet paper
- Beauty aids
- Hygienic products
- Hair trimmings
- Nail clippings
Keep a trash can near your toilet to make it easier to dispose of these objects properly instead of placing them in the toilet. If you have recurring issues flushing your toilet paper, consider using lower ply toilet paper or investing in a no-clog toilet with a bigger trap-way and flush valve.
Waste and mineral buildup in your sewage line or tree roots growing into your pipes can also lead to clogs. Schedule regular sewer line cleaning to reduce your chances of drainage problems in the future.
Emergency Clogged Toilet Repair
While not all clogs lead to sewage backups, when they do, the backed-up sewage can cause expensive water damage and is a health hazard for everyone in your home. Even so, not having a place to use the bathroom is just as much as an emergency!
That’s why we offer emergency plumbing service everywhere in the Tampa Bay area. Our local plumbers are always ready to help, because we know that disaster can strike at any time.
Need a plumber right away? Contact us today for emergency service!
When to Install a New Toilet
Occasional clogs are unavoidable, but you should opt for new toilet installation if you're having frequent issues. Older systems can have trouble pushing the water with enough force to clear the toilet completely, causing frequent clogs. Older toilets also often require multiple replacement parts for a single repair, which may make installing a new toilet a more cost-effective option.
You should also consider a replacement if your toilet has considerable wear and tear. Most toilets are fragile since they are made of porcelain. Even if a crack starts out small, it will grow over time and increase your risk of leaks and water damage. Scratches also create areas that easily accumulate dirt and grime and are difficult to clean effectively. All these faults contribute to high repair and utility bills that make investing in a new toilet worthwhile.