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When Is It Time To Call A Plumber For A Clogged Toilet

[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 20, 2020 8:45:00 AM / by Reid Geiler

Reid Geiler

When is it time to call a plumber for your clogged toilet?   When you've tried everything but the water still won't drain.

when to call a plumber


Most people have a toilet brush and a toilet plunger for their minor toilet plumbing issues and not much more.  Investing in a toilet auger or "snake" is a choice that some other people make, but a tool like that can be just as expensive as a plumber visit.

If you have a stubborn clog that you have attacked over and over with a plunger with no success, it's time to call the Geiler Company at 513-574-0025 and let us take a look.  Toilet drains are not linear.  There is what is called a P trap to keep sewer gasses from getting into your house.  If a child has flushed a toy down into those twists and turns, or if there is cloth, a glass object or something else that can't be removed with suction or hot water, you need to call a plumber.  The toilet may have to be dismantled to get the clog, which is a difficult task for most people who are not trained in how to do it.

If you have tried corrosive chemicals to remove the clog and it didn't work, it's also time to call a plumber for your clogged toilet.  Those caustic chemicals can damage your toilet or pipes if they are continually exposed to them.  If the chemicals eat a hole in your pipes under the waterline, you won't know it until it's too late.


when to call a plumber
Finally, if you suddenly notice problems with other drains in your house, like water coming back up into them or slow draining, it's definitely time to call a plumber.  You may have pushed the clog further down into your plumbing to block the drainage for the entire house.

The Geiler Company can come to your home quickly, assess the situation and get you back to normal as quickly as possible and at a reasonable price.

Topics: Plumbing, Clogged Toilet

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