Clogged toilets are one of the most common—and most annoying—plumbing problems households have to face. If your trusty plunger has failed you, and you don’t want to damage your pipes with harsh chemicals, your best option is to call Joe’s Drain Cleaning, LLC, in Lancaster, OH.
We have the tools and experience to clear any blockage. For our Friendly Plumber Members, you’ll receive 50% off emergency late hour charges.
For deep system clogs, look to our reliable hydro jetting services for a swift resolution.
Common Causes of Clogged Toilets
There are two main causes of toilet clogs:
- Excess toilet paper use
- Foreign objects
While toilet paper breaks down when exposed to water, too much toilet paper can still cause a clog. Once a large amount of toilet paper bunches together, it’s impossible for water to dissolve all of it at once, leading to a full or partial blockage.
Foreign, non-water-soluble objects, such as feminine hygiene products and wet wipes, can also result in clogs. Houses with children may even see toys, clothing, or other objects flushed. In those cases, the object could be stuck in the toilet itself and destroy it.
We offer toilet replacement and installation in addition to clog repair. No matter why your toilet isn’t working, you can count on us to fix it. Call today.
How to Prevent Toilet Clogs
Luckily, there are steps you can take to avoid toilet clogs in the future, such as:
- If you have small children, install a child-proof lock on the toilet seat
- Use a thinner ply toilet paper if possible, and try to minimize your toilet paper usage
- Have a small garbage bin for non-water soluble, disposable items in your bathroom
- Don’t be shy about flushing twice if necessary
- Avoid using “flushable” wet wipes—they take longer to break down and bunch together easier than toilet paper
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How We Fix Toilet Clogs
We have several options at our disposal for clogged toilet repair, depending on the severity of the problem.
Most of the time, we can deal with your clogged toilet using a plumber’s snake, but we may also resort to hydro jetting or scoping to check for pipe damage. Our expert plumbers will evaluate the situation and choose the best method for the job. We always make sure to provide you with upfront pricing before we get to work.
Our truck has all the necessary tools to unclog even the toughest blockage. You’ll never have to wait for a second visit. We’ll get the job done right, the first time around.