In my many years as a plumber I have come across all manner of plumbing and drainage problems. I get called out on a regular basis to domestic and commercial premises to unblock drains and sewers. Most of the problems I come across are caused by stupidity and carelessness on the part of the resident or the owner of the property.
The most Toilet Clog Shawnee OK 74801 common call out I get is the good old fashioned blocked toilet. People dispose of all kinds down there toilet, I have encountered toilets blocked with toys, nappies and even underwear. The toilet was never designed as a waste disposal unit, its purpose is to dispose of human waste and toilet tissue, which by the way is designed to disintegrate in water.
Toys, Shawnee OK 74801 underwear and nappies will not dissolve in water and if flushed down the toilet will cause a blockage unless you are incredibly lucky. There is only one place to dispose of these items and that’s in the rubbish bin.
Children are the worst culprits for flushing foreign object down the toilet. They don’t understand the implications of flushing a toy or some other Toilet Clog Shawnee OK 74801 object down the loo. It is almost impossible to keep an eye on them all day and “kids will be kids” but try and prevent them from flushing stuff down the loo.
Unblocking a toilet can be quite easy depending on the item that is causing the blockage. I have had quite a few blocked toilets that have been caused by toilet tissue. Shawnee OK 74801 Some people tend to use a lot of tissue and children tend to be the worst culprits for this “again”. This type of blockage can be dealt with most of the time with a good old fashioned plunger. The plunger is a great tool to have in the home. You can deal with most of the minor blockages yourself saving you the Shawnee OK 74801 cost of an emergency plumber.
If the blockage is more severe than just an overload of toilet paper then you just may have to call an emergency plumber out to deal with the problem. If you are a competent “do it yourself type” then you may just be able to tackle the situation on your own. A lot of toilet blockages can be Shawnee OK 74801 dealt with by removing the toilet pan and removing the blockage. Most foreign objects tend to lodge in or just after the u-bend so removing the toilet is the only way to solve the problem.
If there is no sign of a blockage when the toilet pan is removed then it’s time to call a plumber, as the blockage is somewhere in the Shawnee OK 74801 soil pipe, which in a lot of cases is not accessible. A specialist plumber will have the equipment to free the blockage, equipment that is too expensive for the average home owner to possess.