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Why Does My Toilet Keep Clogging Up?


However, there are some plumbing emergencies which are more common than others. Looking down our list of emergency call outs, it soon becomes clear toilet plumbing problems plague most households. ALK Local Plumbers can deal with plumbing emergencies of different kinds.

When your toilet keeps clogging up, you need to take action. Finding out why is easy. Thanks to new technology, there is no longer a need to dig up your entire front garden to find out what is going on. We can instead send down cameras to find out what is the reason behind the problem.

Of course, there are some reasons which are more common than others.

Common Reason For The Toilet Clogging Up

We are all guilty of flushing things down the toilet that do not belong in the loo. On top of the list is wet wipes. Moist toilet wipes are now just as popular as normal toilet paper. The downsides is that not all toilet wipes, or wet wipes, will flush away easily. They often become stuck in the system. This can lead to the plumbing pipework narrowing. The end result is often a clogged up toilet.

Over time pipework will begin to deteriorate. It can happen very suddenly or it can take place over a longer period of time. When you start to notice the water in your toilet flushing away slower, you should contact a plumbing service. Often the problem is more easily fixed at an early stage than at a later stage when the pipe, or even worse, the sewer near your home has collapsed.

You also need to be aware that it may not be your plumbing installation which is at fault. The problem can lie in the public sewer outside of your property. In the UK, mains sewage is often shared by a couple of houses. Your next-door neighbour’s sewer may have become blocked for some reason. Unfortunately, this can affect your home. The problem is more frequent in rows of terrace houses but can happen in other types of properties.

What Should You Do When You Notice Your Toilet Clogging Up?

It is tempting to try to solve the problem yourself. But unless you are a plumber, it is not likely your endeavors will have a satisfactory conclusion.

When you notice your toilet flushing away waste materials slower, it is always best to call a professional plumbing service. Don’t worry, it is nothing to be embarrassed about at all. We do this for a living and are always professional.

We are happy to help you with anything from a clogged toilet to more major plumbing problems. Please feel free to give us a call. Our friendly plumbing team will pop out to see you and help you to solve your plumbing emergencies.

Not only can ALK Essex Local Plumbers help to fix your clogged toilet, but we can also offer assistance with upgrading your household plumbing. Increasingly we are being asked how outdated plumbing systems can be made more environmentally friendly and how households such as yours, can save water.

No problem is too small or large for us. When you need assistance or advice, simply pick up the phone and we will help you.


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