A clogged toilet is a plumbing emergency. Not only can it cause costly water damage to your property, but the overflowing sewage is a potential health risk to you and your family.
Our certified plumbers at Canyon Plumbing & Heating will always arrive on time when you need toilet repairs fast. We serve all of Boulder, CO, and the surrounding areas and provide clean, courteous service.
Make sure your toilet clogs don’t contaminate your water with our backflow testing and repair services.
How to Prevent a Clogged Toilet Drain
While flushing twice or more after use can help prevent toilet clogs, there are other less familiar ways to ensure that your toilet continues to flow freely. For example, you should never flush the following items down your toilet:
- Nail clippings or hair trimmings
- Disposable wipes or diapers
- Beauty aids such as Q-Tips
- Hygienic products
- Big wads of toilet paper
- Paper towels
Keep a trash basket near your toilet so you can dispose of these common cloggers properly. If toilet paper alone is constantly clogging your toilet, try using less toilet paper or a thinner ply toilet paper that is easier to flush.
You may also want to consider a childproof lock for your toilet if you have small children. This will prevent them from flushing toys or other foreign objects that will get stuck in your plumbing.
When to Consider Toilet Replacement
While clogs are usually easy to fix with professional experience and equipment, other problems could indicate that you would benefit from new toilet installation. Older toilets that need multiple replacement parts may be more expensive to fix than purchasing a new model, for example.
Wear and tear like serious scratches attract dirt and become more difficult to clean over time. Cracks in the porcelain will also expand as time goes on, increasing the risk of leaks and water damage to your home.
You may also want to consider installing a new toilet if it constantly clogs or gradually increases your monthly water bills.
Already fixed your toilet and still having trouble with clogs and overflow? Call us today for sewer line repair and replacement services.
Professional Clogged Toilet Repair in Boulder
The best toilet service to resolve your plumbing issue will depend on the clog's location and severity. When the clog is higher in your plumbing system and not too severe, we can often use augers or toilet snakes. These wires let our workers directly breakthrough any obstruction in your drain.
For more serious blockages, our technicians will use hydro jetting. This method uses a high-pressure water nozzle attached to a pressure washer to blast through tough clogs. Its side nozzles also clean the inside of your pipes of any grease, mineral build-up, or sludge, reducing the chance for future clogs to form.