How Do I Know if My Toilet Drain is Clogged?

    February 1, 2022 Reid Geiler

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    Many things can go wrong with a toilet, but one common problem is clogging. If you're unsure whether a clogged toilet is to blame for your troubles, here are some signs to look for:


    Slow drainage 

    Water should go down quickly when you flush the toilet. If it takes a while for your toilet bowl to drain, there might be something stuck in the pipes preventing normal flow. Clogs can cause a complete blockage as well as slow drainage. Either way, you need plumber assistance if this is the issue.

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    Water backs up in toilet

    This symptom is especially problematic because it means that water isn't just staying in the toilet bowl but is instead making its way back up through the pipes and potentially flooding your bathroom (or worse). Call for professional help right away if you notice water backing up when you flush!


    Bad smells from toilet

    If your toilet is backing up or draining slowly, you may notice unpleasant odors. In addition to being gross, foul smells indicate that waste materials are stuck in the pipes and aren't getting flushed out as they should be.

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    Inability to flush  your toilet

    If your toilet won't flush at all, then it's probable that it's clogged. In this case, you'll want to call a plumber right away so they can come and clear out the obstruction before it gets any worse.


    The toilet keeps running 

    If your toilet doesn't stop running even after flushing, there could be an issue with either its flush valve or fill valve. In either case, it's best to call a plumber to take a look and determine what the problem is.


    If you live in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, or Southeastern Indiana and you're experiencing any of the symptoms described above, don't hesitate to give the professionals at Geiler a call for prompt and expert assistance.

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