Clogged toilets can be an incredible headache. In the best of circumstances, your toilet will become backed up, make gurgling noises, release sewer odors, or potentially overflow – this indicates that the sewer line running to your toilet is clogged. In the worst of circumstances, you may notice an overflow or sewer smell even when running water sources leading to other drains in your household: the washer, the shower, the sinks, etc. When this occurs, it indicates that the blockage is in your main sewer line, which can be a much larger hassle. C. Lee Services is a professional plumbing and sewer repair business which has been solving plumbing issues in the Akron, Ohio area for over 30 years. We focus on repairing your clogged toilet and plumbing issues quickly, so you can get back to your daily home and business affairs as quickly as possible.
Reasons Your Toilet Could Be Clogged
There are many reasons your toilet may become clogged, but one of the most common is because of inappropriate flushed items. Toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, jewelry, and other items may cause a clog in your toilet. In older and low flow toilets, especially, items may get backed up in the p-trap curve in the piping system, causing a clog. In some cases plunging may do the trick to unstick clogs in the p-trap, but sometimes the clog is further along the pipe and requires professional snaking to remove.
If, however, you are also experiencing water or sewage backing up in other drains of your home, the cause of a clogged or backed up toilet may be your main sewer line. The main sewer line can become clogged due to a variety of reasons – either from appropriately flushed items, again, or from grease or mineral build-up from aging pipelines or kitchen products. Tree roots are a main culprit in causing blockages – over time they can invade your sewer lines belowground, either causing clogs themselves or allowing an inlet for soil to enter your sewer system.
Restoring Your Clogged Toilets
Often, C. Lee Services first attempts to remove a difficult pipe blockage using manual drain-snaking techniques. If this approach fails to resolve the problem, hydro-jetting equipment can be used, which aim a flexible nozzle into your plumbing systems to blast a high powered stream of water towards blockages and other residue, clearing out residues and breaking apart any clogs. This has the additional effects of removing any additional build-up along your pipe walls, leaving them smoother and more efficient than before. For extremely stubborn clogs, a small waterproof camera can also be inserted into plumbing systems to directly pinpoint the problem blockage and direct localized hydro-jetting efforts to the target area.
Work with the Most Trusted Pipe Professionals in Akron
If the clog is due to main sewer line blockages from root invasion, trenchless pipe repair technologies may be used to seal off the cracks in your main sewer line with no excavation, minimal invasion and often less cost and time invested than traditional dig-and-replace repair methods. Call C. Lee Services today for an initial appointment and assessment of the causes and potential solutions to your clogged toilet.