At Scenic City Heating & AC, we know toilets clog for various reasons, and sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you can’t fix the problem. When the clog is too deep in the system for plungers or other remedies to reach, call on one of our expert technicians. We served Chattanooga and residents of the greater metropolitan area for over two decades. Whether it’s a clogged toilet you’re dealing with, or you need toilet replacement, contact us first.
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What Are the Most Common Causes of Clogged Toilets
Clogged toilets are a common plumbing annoyance for most homeowners, but the truth is that you can avoid most clogged toilets with a bit of common sense and forethought. Here are the most common causes of clogged toilets and what to watch for to prevent them.
- Foreign Objects Whether it’s a child’s toy or some other object, foreign objects are a significant issue when dealing with clogged toilets. If you accidentally drop something into the toilet, don’t flush it down and hope for the best; put on some rubber gloves and fish it out instead.
- Hair If you’re one of those people that clean their combs or hairbrushes over the toilet, stop it. Hair doesn’t flush well and eventually gathers into a tangled ball that will stop virtually any toilet dead in its tracks; when you clean your brushes and combs and put the hair into the trash.
- Personal Wipes ‘Flushable’ personal wipes are the bane of many plumbers and water treatment facilities. Despite being advertised as flushable, most of these personal wipes don’t dissolve in water like toilet paper and wreak havoc with toilets, plumbing, and septic systems. We understand the appeal of using these products but recommend that you put them in the trash instead of down the drain.
- Too Much Toilet Paper Some people use more than an average amount of toilet paper, which is fine; however, if this is your practice, you can save yourself the headache of dealing with clogged toilets if you flush multiple times instead of trying to force everything down the drain at once.
If you have a clogged toilet and can’t get relief no matter what you try, call Scenic City Heating & AC for expert clogged toilet repair.
When to Consider Toilet Replacement
Everyone realizes how important the toilet is to comfortable living, so it’s essential to have a functional toilet. However, like everything else, toilets don’t last forever, so get to know the warning signs that your toilet is on its last legs and replace it now before you end up in a jam.
The first thing to watch for is cracking. If you see puddles forming around the toilet base, check to see if it’s leaking because of a crack or multiple cracks. If the toilet is cracked, it’s due for replacement.
Another thing to watch for is if your toilet is slowly turning into a rocking chair. Your toilet should remain solid and not wobble around.
Lastly, consider how old your toilet is. If you’ve been using the same toilet for over 30 years, you’re probably wasting money with every flush. Today’s toilets have the flushing power you need and the water savings you desire.
If you’re not sure if it’s time to replace your toilet or not, call one of our experts for an inspection.
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About Scenic City Heating & AC
Scenic City Heating & AC has been in business since 2000. The current owner has extensive experience in the HVAC industry and holds a mechanical engineering degree from Arkansas Tech University and a Masters in Business from East Carolina University.
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