A clogged toilet is a very frustrating situation, and it seems to occur at the most inconvenient time. If the toilet is overflowing on the floor, the frustration is compounded. Residents and business owners in Long Island and Five Boroughs are urged to call Maccarone Plumbing for prompt and reliable service.
Why is My Toilet Clogged?
This is one of the first questions customers often ask. Toilets clogs are caused by a multitude of factors. A child’s toy can cause a complete stoppage, or a smaller item that is accidentally flushed down can cause period clogging. To solve the problem, we will need to disconnect the toilet from the floor to remove the offending item.
With older toilets, buildup of lime deposits inside the bowl can restrict flow. In some cases, the best solution is to replace your unit with a modern, low-flow model for increased savings on your water bill. Older toilet models account for more than thirty percent of the average home water usage.
Clogging problems can also be traced to your yard. That beautiful tree in your backyard could be causing a blockage in your plumbing by sending its thirsty roots into your sewer line through tiny cracks. We have the latest equipment to remove tree roots from your line and restore your toilet to working order. If frequent blockages are occurring due to tree root invasion, we recommend replacing the damaged section of your sewer line.
How Can I Avoid Clogging Problems?
Many foreign items often find their way into toilets and are flushed. However, toilets are not intended to be used as garbage disposals. Items that should never be flushed include paper towels, facial tissues, food, wipes, hair, diapers, grease, and coffee grounds. Grease, in particular, causes buildup inside the pipes, while hair does not dissolve and can attract other debris within the pipes.
You should also be more mindful of the amount of toilet paper that gets flushed. Newer, softer toilet paper are more likely to cause clogs than those that are labeled septic-safe.
To help prevent lime deposits in your toilet bowl, we recommend using a water softener.
Thorough, periodic cleaning of your toilet bowl will prolong the life of your unit, reduce problems, and promote a more sanitary environment.
Maccarone Plumbing’s prompt, reliable service is backed by over 80 years of experience. We provide expert clogged toilet repairs at competitive prices. Call us at (516) 671-3232 for guaranteed service satisfaction.