Dependable Burnaby toilet repairs
Having some clogged toilet issues, and you’ve tried everything? Don’t panic, call Marvel Plumbing and Drainage at 604-729-3864 for service in Burnaby and the surrounding Lower Mainland locations. We are here to help! Clogged toilets are a common occurrence in many households.
What Causes A Clogged Toilet?
- Low-Flow Toilets
Low-flow toilets can sometimes clog up more than a regular flush toilet because of the capacity of waste it handles per flush. Not all low-flow toilets cause clogs, but they do not operate like a regular flush toilet which has more power.
- Excessive Waste Products
Too much waste, toilet paper, and other products can burden the toilet and making it unable to handle additional waste that is put inside. The only thing that should be flushed down the toilet, is toilet paper. Hygiene products, paper towels, flushable wipes (not so flushable), and q-tips should never be put down the toilet. These materials may get stuck in the P-trap of the toilet, causing it to fail and overflow.
- Object Stuck
Objects can accidentally be dropped in the toilet, which cause a clog; hair combs, gel bottles, sponges, toothbrushes, meatballs – we’ve seen it all! Water will pass through, but toilet paper and waste will get stuck on the object causing it to become clogged.
- The Water in the Tank is Too Low
If the water in the tank is too low, the toilet will not flush properly. It’s always a best practice to set the water level in the tank as high as possible. This allows for a greater volume of water per flush. This will also decrease your chances of having a clog.
If you notice your toilet is draining slowly, the venting could be an issue. It’s best to check the roof to see if there is anything obstructing the vent. Improper installation of venting may also cause a slow toilet.
- Keep a closed garbage near the toilet so that products such as Q-tips, personal hygiene products, and baby wipes can be disposed of properly
- Have a plunger handy
- Only flush toilet paper down the toilet
- Don’t store any objects on top of the toilet which could accidentally fall in and cause an obstruction in the drain
- Be mindful of toddlers or children accidentally putting toys or other objects in the toilet
If you are having issues with your toilet not flushing properly or if your toilet is clogged, call the professionals at Marvel Plumbing and Drainage today at 604-729-3864. We can help in Burnaby and the Lower Mainland Vancouver areas.
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