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When to Call a Plumber About Your Clogged Toilet

Clogged toilets are one of the most common plumbing problems for both homeowners and business owners alike. Every homeowner has had to unclog a toilet at least once, and most of the time, this problem can be fixed with a simple plunger. However, in some cases, you may need to call a plumber for help.

If your efforts with a plunger fail to repair a clogged toilet, we encourage you to call our team at On-Deck Plumbing. In this article, our team will go over a few other ways to tell when it’s time to call for professional assistance.

  • Toilet Keeps Running – If your toilet is clogged but continues to run constantly, with no way to stop it, then you should call a plumber as soon as possible. This problem indicates there’s probably something wrong with the water flap, which regulates the flow of water from the tank into the bowl.
  • Clog was Caused by a Foreign Object – If your toilet is clogged because someone accidentally flushed a foreign object, then you should skip the plunger and call a plumber right away. Our team has the right experience and tools to remove the object in question without damaging your plumbing.
  • You Smell Foul Odors – Lastly, if you start to smell a foul stench in your bathroom, we encourage you to call a plumber to fix your clogged toilet and inspect the rest of your plumbing system. Bad odors in the bathroom often indicate a deeper problem, such as a mold infestation or hidden water damage.