Keep an eye out for these 5 common signs of a blocked toilet. If you suspect your toilet is blocked don’t just ignore it and hope it’ll go away or you could end up with disastrous consequences. A blocked toilet can be a serious health issue and cause damage to your home and bathroom if left untreated. Overflowing toilets and showers, damage to pipework and foul smells can all be the result of a blocked toilet and a sure sign you need to call your Licensed local plumbing professionals to fix your problem ASAP.
Slow Draining Toilet
A sure sign your toilet is blocked and your drains are backing up is slow draining of water from the toilet bowl after you flush it. Often it will take significantly longer than usual for the water level to drop and the level may even drop lower than usual in the bowl which is caused by the vacuum effect of a blocked drain. Either way both are common signs of a blocked toilet and need to be attended to before further damage is caused. Your toilet should have a constant flush rate and any change to this is a sign you have a problem.
Don’t let these signs go unchecked, if you notice these changes in the water level of your toilet call your Licensed plumbing professional Essendon Plumbing Services on 03 9335 4755 for a fast resolution to your blocked toilet in Melbourne.
Toilet Bowl Full or Overflowing
If you flush your toilet and the bowl fills up then your toilet is blocked. There is no more certain sign of a blocked toilet than a full bowl after flushing. Excess toilet paper or something foreign being flushed down the toilet like a toilet deodorizer or children’s toys is usually the cause. This generally means the blockage is contained to the toilet trap and the remainder of your sewer drains are working OK. Be sure NOT to flush your toilet again though as you’ll end up with a great mess on your toilet floor. As the toilet may need to be removed to clear the obstruction its best to Call your Local Plumbing professional on 03 9335 4755 for a fast cost effective solution to your blocked toilet.
Another sign your toilet may be blocked is a gurgling sound from other fixtures in your home and bathroom. When drains are blocked it changes the liquid to air ratios within the drain causing sewer gases to escape through water seals and vents within your sewer system. If you notice these noises don’t leave it make sure you call you Plumbing professional before the problem gets worse. These noises are a great early warning sign and the blockage can usually be cleared quickly at this stage. Left unchecked though and the problem can become far greater and more expensive to repair. If you suspect you have a blocked toilet call Essendon Plumbing Services on 03 9335 4755 for a fast resolution to your blocked toilet in Melbourne. 24/7 365
An obvious sign your toilet is blocked is the immittance of bad odours. Bad smells coming from around your bathroom, kitchen sink or toilet are all indications that your toilet drains may be blocked. The build-up of sewer waste in your pipes produces gases and these gases are emitted via fixtures and vent pipes throughout your home forced out by the build-up of pressure in your pipes caused by the blocked drain. If you notice these smells its time to call in your licensed plumbing professional before the problem worsens. A blocked toilet left un checked can cause major problems down the track. The quicker you address it the more cost effective the solution.
Overflowing Gully Trap
If you notice toilet paper and water on the ground around you overflow relief gully or gully trap outside your home then your toilet is blocked. These gully traps are designed as an exit point for your sewer should your property sewer drains become blocked preventing the sewer from discharging in your home instead discharging outside. The grate that sits on top of the gully should be loose fitting and not obstructed with pot plants and the like which would prevent the grate from popping and sewer discharging outside. As there are serious health risks involved its always best to contact you Plumbing Drainage Specialist as soon as you notice your drains are blocked. Blocked toilet and drainage specialist will carry all the specialized equipment required to diagnose and clear your blockage without causing further damage to your home. Call Essendon Plumbing Services now on 03 9335 4755 for all your Blocked Toilet Emergencies and we’ll respond within the 1hr 24/7 365 days of the year including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Public Holidays.
Need Your Toilet Unblocked?
Blocked toilets and drains usually build up over time and when they block its an emergency. If you notice any of the above 5 signs in your home then call your Licensed Plumbing Professional immediately to prevent further damage and limit the cost of repairs. If caught early blocked toilets can be fixed quickly and efficiently. If left you they can become major problems needing major repairs and costing major amounts of money. For all your toilet drainage needs contact Essendon Plumbing Services on 03 9335 4755 or book online.