Backed-up toilets are a common household plumbing issue that you’re likely to deal with at some point. Though they might be common, that doesn’t mean you should treat backed-up toilets lightly. While they aren’t always a cause for major concern, ignoring them or trying to deal with them yourself can have disastrous consequences for your plumbing system. When you have a backed-up toilet in your home, knowing what to do about the problem can help you avoid accidentally making the issue worse.
The first step to handling a backed-up toilet is knowing what causes one in the first place. Using your toilet like a trash can and children throwing toys or other small objects in your toilet are two of the most common reasons behind a backed-up toilet. When you know what clogs a toilet, you can take steps to prevent the problem from happening, such as only putting flushable items down your toilet and keeping the bathroom door shut to prevent toddlers from accessing the bathroom.
You should also know that no one is better qualified to handle backed-up toilets than trained plumbers. You may think you can remove a rubber duck, toilet paper roll, or other item from your toilet or plumbing system without any difficulty, but it’s much safer and better for your system to call in a professional. Attempting to resolve your own backed-up toilet problem can lead to unnecessary damages that can quickly become overwhelming. Save yourself the trouble of a more severe plumbing issue and call us here at Minyard Plumbing, Inc. if you have a backed-up toilet problem.