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Why Does My Toilet Keep Clogging?

Quit reaching for the plunger and get to the bottom of what is causing your toilet to clog constantly. There are quite a few reasons your toilet could be clogging, and we can help you figure them all out. If you have already attempted these four ways to unclog a toilet that won’t drain, the experts at Mr. Rooter® are ready to help you uncover your plumbing problem.

If you are currently experiencing any emergency plumbing issues, contact your local Mr. Rooter for immediate service. 

5 Possible Reasons Why Your Toilet Keeps Clogging

Having to plunge a toilet all the time can be a real hassle. And plunging is only a temporary fix; it’s important to get to the root cause of the clogs. Here are five common scenarios that could explain why your toilet keeps clogging:

1. Old toilet – If your toilet is older, it is possible the toilet just can’t handle a lot of flushes. By upgrading your current toilet, you can ensure it is working properly and is updated to current standards. Newer toilets have a design that flushes with a significant reduction in water usage while still clearing the toilet bowl completely.

2. Fill valve issues – Check to make sure the fill valve is working properly. The fill valve is a mechanism inside the toilet tank that ensures there is enough water to flush. When the tank doesn’t fill with enough water, clogs become more common.

3. Pipe blockages – It is also possible that you could have a block in the pipes beyond the toilet. These blockages are most likely caused by flushing things that shouldn't be flushed. If an item such as a toothbrush or razor fell into the toilet and was accidentally flushed, it could be slowly be collecting debris around it, ultimately causing a clog.

4. Sewage line issues – A major sewer line problem somewhere in your neighborhood could be the reason why your toilet keeps clogging. Broken pipes, tree roots growing into the sewer line, or corroded metal pipes are all common causes of sewer line issues. There isn’t much homeowners can do to prevent these types of damage. However, regular sewer line maintenance and inspections can help uncover small issues before they become big, expensive problems.

5. Plumbing vent issues – if your plumbing vent is blocked or damaged you can encounter clogging. The plumbing vent removes gas from the plumbing system and helps the pipes maintain proper pressure. If your plumbing vent was damaged by weather or is blocked by debris, this could cause the toilet to flush with inadequate force.

Plumbing Water Damage

Has your clogged toilet overflowed or caused water damage in your home? As a fellow Neighborly brand, Rainbow International is ready to help with your flood restoration needs and get your home back to its pre-loss condition.

Mr. Rooter is Ready to Help

If you have exhausted all tips and tricks to unclog your toilet, it’s time to call for backup! Our team of plumbing experts is prepared to help with your preventive plumbing needs, emergency repairs and maintenance services. Call your local Mr. Rooter at (855) 982-2028 or request a job estimate online today.