Clogged toilets aren’t just inconvenient; they can be dangerous. If a toilet refuses to flush, it can overflow, introduce harmful bacteria and pathogens into your house, and cause thousands of dollars in water damage. Residents in Hesperia, CA, know they can trust Rooter 66 Plumbing Inc. when they need clogged toilet repair or a new toilet installation because we have over 25 years of experience.
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What Causes a Toilet to Clog?
As mentioned, toilet clogs are inconvenient and unsanitary. However, most clogs are preventable if you know why they happen in the first place.
Flushing Non-Flushable Items
The most common reason toilets clog is that people flush things that should go into the trash. Baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, and “flushable” personal wipes are notorious for clogging toilets. If it’s not human waste or toilet paper, throw it in the garbage.
Using Too Much Toilet Paper
We get it; sometimes, you need more toilet paper than usual to get the job done. If you must use more toilet paper, flush it in stages to prevent it from getting stuck.
Worn Out Plumbing
Finally, if your plumbing is over 50 years old, it could be filled with mineral deposits that slow the water flow, preventing efficient draining. If you have significant mineral buildup in your pipes, consider a whole house repipe to solve the problem.
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Signs You Need a New Toilet Installation
Most people use the toilet that comes with their home. And while that’s fine for a few years, using the same one for decades can lead to headaches like constant leaks, clogs, and poor performance. So, how do you know your bathroom toilet is getting long in the tooth and needs replacing? Here are the most common signs.
If your toilet requires frequent repairs and maintenance, upgrading may be more cost-effective than sinking money into an outdated fixture.
Unfortunately, once a porcelain toilet cracks, you’ll have to replace it soon. Minor cracks can be repaired, but if they worsen, they can cause leaks and thousands of dollars in water damage.
The average lifespan for a toilet is about 25 years. If your toilet is older than that, it’s wise to consider replacing it.
Another problem with old toilets is they use a lot of water. Older toilets can use up to 7 gallons of water per flush. However, modern low-flow toilets use about 1.6 gallons without sacrificing power.
If you’re ready for a toilet replacement, call the plumbing experts at Rooter 66 Plumbing Inc.