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3 Tell-Tale Signs it is Time to Call a Plumber for Your Clogged Toilet

Don’t you hate it when you go to use your bathroom and you find a clogged toilet? It’s even worse when you try everything you can yourself to fix it, but nothing is working. If that is the case, it might be time to call a professional. Here are a few ways to tell if your toilet is just too clogged to handle yourself and professional help is needed.

  1. You’ve Done Everything You Possibly Can- If you have tried every at-home method you can think of and nothing is working, the problem is probably more extensive than you think and it is time to call a professional. If simple plunging isn’t working, you don’t want to keep trying more advanced methods of unclogging on your own because you could possibly damage your system, which could lead to bigger problems than the one your are currently facing.
  2. Something Got Flushed- If you have kids, foreign objects like toys or your keys are bound to get flushed down your toilet at some point. If this happens and you are unable to get it out, there is a chance the object has passed beyond the toilet and into the septic lines. This could damage your sewer lines and create an even bigger and more expensive problem. If you are having zero luck retrieving the item yourself, it is best to call a professional to take care of the situation.
  3. More Than a Clog- There is a chance that your “clog” could be something else entirely. If your toilet is clogging more often than it should, your sewer line could be the issue. Sewer lines can be damaged from corrosion over time, invading tree roots, and home construction. Professional plumbers have tools they can use to determine if your sewer line is in fact the problem.

Do what you can to take care of your clogged toilet yourself, but once you know there is nothing else you can do, call a professional. If you are at that point with your toilet, give us a call today at On-Deck Plumbing, and we will help you determine the source of your clogged toilet.