Although very common, a clogged toilet can quickly become a large problem. When a plunger isn’t working, you may be tempted to try chemical solutions or other tools that can do more harm than good. A recurring clog can indicate a problem in your sewer line that requires the tools and techniques of a professional. At General Plumbing and Rooter, we can identify and treat the underlying cause of your clogged toilet to prevent backups or other problems. Our team provides Contra Costa County customers with efficient and accurate unclogging services.
Dealing with Clogged Toilets
Quick action is necessary to preventing your clogged toilet from overflowing. A sewer line backup can be a health hazard or damage your bathroom, so understanding how to deal with a clog can mitigate the impact to your home or business.
It’s usually fairly obvious your toilet is clogged when it drains slowly or, alternatively, starts filling with water. Particularly when it is filling with water, turn off the water supply immediately to avoid overflowing. Once the water is off, use a plunger to try to get rid of the clog. If the plunger doesn’t work, you could have a more serious plumbing problem. Do not try other chemical solutions or tools, as they can damage your pipes.
Toilet Unclogging Services in Contra Costa County
When your sewer line needs the experience and equipment of a professional, we will create a custom treatment plan for your residential or commercial property. Our knowledgeable staff will recommend one or more of the following:
- Camera inspection to locate the source of the problem
- Professional drain snaking
- Drain cleaning to get rid of obstructions
- Pipe repair or replacement when damage has occurred
We offer a wide range of high-quality solutions to complete your repairs quickly and efficiently. We use trenchless methods when possible to avoid digging on your property and save you time and money.
How to Prevent Future Toilet Clogs
Many clogs can be prevented by avoiding misuse of the toilet. Don’t allow children or pets to play in the bathroom, or even close off the bathroom to avoid any toys or other foreign objects ending up down the drain.
Do not use the toilet as a trash can and avoid flushing common household items like paper towels, disinfectant wipes, cotton balls, feminine hygiene products, or even excessive amounts of toilet paper. These materials can build up in your system and cause an obstruction. Discuss a regular maintenance plan with your knowledgeable General Plumbing and Rooter technician. We will be happy to help you come up with a plan that meets your needs and your budget to maintain your plumbing system.
Call General Plumbing and Rooter for Your Clogged Toilet Problems
A clogged toilet is usually solved with a plunger, but a serious clog needs the attention of an experienced professional. When you have a stubborn clog, our team is committed to finding the perfect solution. We know exactly what your sewer line needs and won’t tack on additional fees or hidden costs. We’re available 24 hours a day, so don’t hesitate to give us a call anytime to fix your Contra Costa County plumbing system.