When the Plunger Won’t Fix a Clogged Toilet

How do I know if It’s time to call in a professional plumber?

A clogged toilet is one of the most frustrating things that can happen in your home. You’ve tried everything! Plunging, boiling water, even Drain-O, but nothing seems to be working. The toilet is still backing up, and you’re starting to feel hopeless. Before you reach for the phone to call a professional plumber, there are a few things you should know.

Before you call a plumber for a clogged toilet

First, realize that you are not alone. Clogged toilets are one of the most common plumbing problems. In fact, they’re so common that there’s even a name for it: “toilet flushing wastewater backup.” While it may be comforting to know that you’re not the only one with this problem, it’s not going to help you fix it. 

Second, understand that most plungers are not effective against full-blown sewage backups. If your plunger isn’t doing the trick, it’s likely because the blockage is further down the line than your bathroom drains can reach. 

Finally, don’t pour any more chemicals down the drain! Chemical drain cleaners might seem like they’ll do the trick, but they usually just end up damaging your pipes and making the problem worse in the long run. Not to mention, they are terrible for the environment and your lungs!


Look out for signs before you get a clogged toilet

There are a few telltale signs that indicate a clog is coming. When you have a deeper issue than your normal plunge-able clog, you will see and even hear signs leading up to it. If you’ve tried plunging multiple times and the water level in the bowl isn’t going down, that’s a sign that the blockage is too far down the drain for a plunger to be effective. 

When there is that unmistakable sewer smell coming into your bathroom, that means sewage is starting to back up into the bowl. This indicates a much deeper problem than a surface level clog. If you’ve noticed that your toilet is taking longer and longer to drain after each flush, that could indicate that there is a partial blockage somewhere in the piping leading to the sewer line. 

Clogged toilets are more than just an inconvenience; they can also lead to serious sanitation issues if not fixed properly and in a timely manner. That’s why it’s always best to err on the side of caution and call a professional plumbing service when you’re dealing with a clogged toilet. With our experience and expertise, we’re able to quickly diagnose the problem and get your toilet running smoothly again in no time.


Getting your clogged toilet fixed!

If you’ve tried everything and your toilet is still backed up, it’s time to call in a professional plumber. We have the experience and equipment necessary to quickly and efficiently fix the problem. Avoid damaging your toilet and draining system by letting JG Graybill come fix your clogging issue with the proper tools and equipment. Our friendly and efficient team of experts will fix your plumbing issue at the root of the problem. Call us today at (717) 768-3276 to get your clog cleared! You can also contact us here.