The toilet’s clogged again. It’s a frustration you know all too well. But why? Did something change in your life to make clogs happen more often? While several different things could be causing your toilet to clog, tracking down that cause can be difficult. Read on for more information about why toilets clog and what you can do about it.
What are the Most Common Reasons Toilets Clog?
There seems to come an age with every growing child when the kid becomes obsessed with the toilet. Flushing the toilet for no reason, putting things in the toilet, or trying to climb on the toilet seem to come naturally to little kids. A blockage in the toilet often comes from a child stuffing a toy or nearby household item in the water to see what happens.
Toilet paper is often to blame for clogs, and not always for the same reason. Some homes have plumbing that can only handle thinner and weaker tissue. If you recently switched to a thicker, more pillowy toilet paper, try switching back to single-ply you know will break down faster. The trouble then becomes learning not to use too much tissue, as that can cause clogs as well. You can also reduce or eliminate the need for toilet paper by adding a bidet attachment to your toilet.
Toilets with weak flushes may be allowing clogs to form simply because they can’t push hard enough. The solution may be as simple as adjusting the tank to let more water flow through, but sometimes the toilet just needs to be replaced.
Can a Septic System Cause Toilet Clogs?
If the above solutions sound unlikely, your toilet may be backing up because your septic system is full. Your tank can only fit so much inside, so schedule a pumping appointment right away and your clogging problem may be resolved sooner than you thought. Call us today to schedule your next septic service.