Why Does My Toilet Always Clog?

Oh no, not again: the toilet won’t flush. Whether it’s 3 p.m. or 3 a.m., the “throne” in your home tends to stop working when you need it the most. Of course, it would be rather simple to solve the problem on your own, but that might be a little daunting (and overwhelming) if you don’t know where to start. Here are a few possibilities why your toilet is clogging:

Flushing Non-Flushable Items

When it comes to your toilet, you should only use the fixture for its intended purpose and never mistake it for a garbage can. Sometimes, homeowners can grow accustomed to forming a habit of tossing random odds and ends down their toilet, which will not only clog it but can create a major plumbing blockage down the line. Think twice about flushing:

  • Plastic wrappers

  • Hair

  • Cooking oil

  • Paper towels

The next time you’re tempted to throw any of these objects into your “throne,” resist the urge and just dispose of them in a garbage can — which will save you from a plumbing disaster (and headache) down the road!

Blockage in the Trap

Believe it or not, sometimes your toilet can become severely clogged if there’s something lodged in the internal trap of your toilet. If you’re not too familiar with the anatomy of a toilet, this is the S-shaped part in the back where anything that’s flushed will travel through, before making their way out of your home.

The minute you notice that your toilet seems to clog more often than usual, it’s best to give us a call right away to make sure that the internal trap is open and flowing.

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