When you own a beautiful home or business space, life can be pretty good as long as everything is in tip-top shape. Once minor problems start arising, things may start to go haywire. One of the most common plumbing problems is a clogged toilet.
Clogged toilets are quite common especially if you have kids. Sometimes the clogging happens without your knowledge and it may cause severe damage that can be costly. Learning how to tell when your toilet is clogged or about to get clogged is very important, so you can call on us to come and rectify it immediately.
Be aware of bad smells
One of the easiest ways to tell something isn’t right with your system is through smell. Sewers don’t often smell all that good. If there is any clogging in your toilet or drainage system in general, a very pungent, earthy odour will spread throughout your home. Call us immediately if you are experiencing the above.
Your home drainage system commonly services Toilets, Bathroom Sinks, Kitchen Sinks, Baths and Showers. Therefore, if your sink is taking longer than usual to drain and is slower than other fixtures then there is definitely a problem. This could be local or affect the whole system. A single fixture can be affected by a grease or tree root blockage but can indicate an issue further downstream. The flow of air within the sewer system can cause gurgling or blockages on certain fixtures. This is generally caused by a partial blockage due to tree roots, baby wipes or a build up of toilet paper on faulty pipework. Don’t let it get any worse.
Water Backing Up When You Flush
This is the most common symptom when your sewer system is becoming blocked. If you flush and the water backs up to the point where could overflow from the toilet, it means that there is something major blocking your sewer pipework. The problem worsens when the water starts flowing back up from the floor drains or shower.
Before these issues arise, one of the earliest signs will be water sputtering or gurgling as you flush your toilet. The gurgling is generally caused by the pressure of the water pushing through a much smaller space within the drainage line or sucking as it siphons the water from the pan.
The moment you notice any of the above problems, pick up your phone and call through on either of the office or mobile numbers found below. As long as you are in Sydney, our Plumbers will be there as soon as possible to help.
Don’t let poor drainage ruin your biggest asset.