Why Does My Toilet Keep Clogging?

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A clogged toilet can be an embarrassing situation and can lead to a lot of frustration. While it’s easy to blame the toilet itself, there are usually some underlying reasons why your toilet is not flushing correctly. This blog will look at the most common culprits of clogged toilets and what you can do to prevent them from happening in the future.

Factors That Lead to Frequent Toilet Clogs

Full Septic Tank

If your home is not connected to city sewer lines, it likely has a septic tank system. A full septic tank can be one of the main culprits behind a toilet that won’t flush properly. When the tank reaches capacity, wastewater and solids come back into your plumbing system, which can cause blockages in your pipes and make waste challenging to drain.

Non-Flushable Objects

Another possible cause of a clogged toilet is non-flushable objects being flushed down the toilet. These objects include:

  • Wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Diapers
  • Qtips
  • Coffee grounds
  • Hair

The best way to prevent this is to be mindful of what goes down your toilet and educate children about what should and should not go down the drain.

Tree Roots

If you live in an area with lots of trees and plants, tree roots could also be a culprit for clogging your toilet. Tree roots often grow into drains looking for water and nutrients, which can cause blockages over time if left unchecked. If this happens regularly in your home, it might be worth having professionals come out and check for any root intrusions in your plumbing system.

Old Plumbing Fixtures

Sometimes an old toilet can not handle all that waste anymore. Older toilets may suffer from worn-out parts or corroded pipes, leading to clogs and slow drainage. If this is the case in your home, replace some fixtures with newer models with modern features designed to keep things flowing smoothly.

Related article you might find helpful: How Does Flood Water Affect My Plumbing System?

If you find your toilet clogs frequently, it could indicate an underlying problem. Our experts at Aztec Plumbing & Drains can help! Contact us online or give us a call to schedule an appointment. 239-212-0299

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