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Are you fed up with the sight of your toilet becoming clogged? Are you trying to find a solution that will clear your clogged toilet once and for all?

A clogged toilet is one of the most typical issues with a home's plumbing system. To unclog your toilet, you can try your hand at do-it-yourself techniques, but there are times when you need the assistance of an expert.

Understanding the potential causes of clogs is necessary for effective treatment. Just like with illnesses, the best way to deal with clogged toilets is to prevent them from happening in the first place.

There are a few reasons why recurring clogs in the toilet can occur. There is a possibility that the issue is related to how you use the toilet or the plumbing system in the home.

What Clogs Your Toilet?

Clogging of the Sewer Line

If your home's sewer line clogs, it will cause your toilet to become clogged repeatedly. It is mainly because a blockage further up the line prevents anything from leaving the drain. Blockages in sewer lines can cause problems with draining throughout the house.

The most common causes of clogs in sewer lines are foreign objects that travel through drains, exterior issues such as broken sewage lines, tree branches, or dirt, and other items through a broken sewage pipe. Until the issue with the sewer line is resolved, the clogged toilet will continue to back up.


A plumber's assistance is required for any work that involves repairing or clearing a clog in a sewer line. If you spot any signs, give us a call so we can help you prevent any plumbing in your house. Your plumber does a thorough inspection to determine the root cause of problems with the sewage system and then either removes obstructions or makes the necessary repairs to get drainage flowing again.

Toilet Trap Clogs

Traps in plumbing fixtures prevent unwanted materials from entering the sewer line, where they can cause extensive damage. The sink's P-trap is easy to spot within the cabinet, but the toilet's S-trap is obscured from view by the bowl and may require some investigation.

Materials flushed down the toilet are similarly trapped in the trap and prevented from traveling farther. If your toilet keeps getting blocked, it could be because of debris getting stuck in the trap. People are causing this issue by flushing unwanted items and using unnecessary amounts of toilet paper.


To remove obstructions from the S-trap of a toilet, use a plunger. A drill may be in order if a flanged plunger isn't doing the trick and the toilet won't stop being clogged.

Professional drain clearing services should be enlisted if the toilet trap remains clogged after attempting the self-help mentioned above measures.

Excessive Toilet Paper

If your toilet constantly clogs, it's usually due to excess toilet paper. Even though we all know that we only need a little toilet paper to wipe up after ourselves, we still use significantly more. Throwing anything, even toilet paper, down the drain increases the likelihood of a clog. In recent decades, toilet paper has evolved into a more refined product. Many prefer the softness of three-ply toilet paper, but it doesn't dissolve completely when flushed, causing frequent blockage.


If your toilet repeatedly gets blocked due to using too much toilet paper, you and your family should probably have a conversation about reducing the amount used. Encourage everybody to use less toilet paper and flush the toilet fewer times. This will help save water.

If a garbage can is located nearby, toilet paper should not be flushed down the toilet. Putting a mark or sticker to stick to the appropriate length can assist young children in using the appropriate amount of toilet paper.

Old Toilet

The toilet bowl is the source of the problem that results in the recurring formation of clogs. Although early models of low-flow toilets were a step in the right direction for water conservation in the home, these toilets frequently reduce the pressure required to discharge debris through the drain completely. Without adequate pressure, items will remain stuck in the toilet and sewage system, resulting in an endless cycle of clogging.


Using less toilet paper is a simple fix that may help when an older toilet with low water pressure keeps getting clogged. When you lessen the load flushed down the toilet, you lessen the chance that something will be left that will clog your toilet. If people use less toilet paper, it will help prevent clogs.

Investing in new plumbing fixtures is the only sure-fire approach to prevent future instances of toilet clogging. Water conservation at home is improved by installing new toilets, which, because of new enhancements in toilet design over the last few decades, also increase pressure to flush away waste completely.

Non-flushable Items

Even though human waste and toilet paper are the only things you should not flush down the toilet, it is common for other materials to end up in the bathroom's plumbing. These items get stuck in the plumbing lines of the toilet, which causes the toilet to become clogged continuously.

Tossing earbuds, facial wipes, and tissues into the toilet is a bad practice that will lead to a clogged drain. Items like toys or facial wipes frequently end up in the toilet drain because curious kids want to know what happens to things when they flush the toilet.


It is important to go over what may and cannot be flushed down the toilet. Having a couple of little trash cans in your washroom for products that can't go in the toilet is a good idea. To reduce the chances of clogs caused, it is important to educate children about how the toilet functions and what it is designed for.

If a clog is caused by something that can't be flushed down the toilet, you can try using a plunger to get the debris out of the drain. If plunging doesn't work, you can use a toilet auger to break up the obstruction and restore water flow.


A clogged toilet may seem like an annoying task, but you should get it fixed or fix it yourself as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your plumbing system. Here at Mesa plumbing system, we offer the best services for any issue at hand. Routine maintenance and necessary repairs on your plumbing system can help to prolong its useful life and prevent any future issues from arising.

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