Blocked toilets are every homeowners plumbing nightmare. They are inconvenient, stressful and always happen at the worst possible time. If you currently have this problem, then don’t worry it’s not just you. Blocked toilets happen all the time and our plumbers are called out to homes all around homes on the North Shore in Auckland for toilet drain unblocking.
My toilet is blocked. Why?
Blocked toilets happen because on an obstruction in the pipe. Some people don’t even realise they have a partial blockage until suddenly nothing will flush away. Sometimes a blockage happens immediately while others will clog up over a period of time.
Blockages that happen immediately are identified by water rapidly rising in the bowl and not flushing away down the drain when the toilet is flushed. This type of blockage is generally located within the toilet trap.
A blockage that has slowly built up over time will have a similar effect in that the water will fill to the top of the bowl but will drain away a lot slower than usual when the toilet is flushed. This type of blockage can be located within the toilet trap too however, they can also be further down the pipework and be affecting other bathroom fixtures.
To help you find out which one you have here is a list of the most common problems the KD Plumbing blocked toilet plumbers experience.
Immediate blockage may be caused by:
- Too much toilet paper
- Sani pads
- Wet wipes
- Children’s toys
- Paper hand towels
- Cell phones
These items usually won’t block your toilet after being flushed once, but continual flushing may eventually cause a blockage:
- Cotton balls
- Ear buds
- Wet Wipes
- Kitty litter
Blocked Toilet Drain Problem? We can help
most effective way to deal with a blocked drain or to get your blocked toilet fixed once and for all is to call a qualified plumber, at KD Plumbing we are ready to help, so if you need reliable and prompt service, give us a call on 0210468037.