When you flush the toilet and nothing happens – or worse, the bowl backs up and starts to overflow! – you know you have a clogged toilet. But what has caused this household catastrophe? It isn’t bad luck or some mysterious evil phenomenon at work in your life. We asked the best plumbers in NYC why toilets clog, and here’s what they had to say:
Don’t overlook the value of regular drain cleaning. The vast majority of sewer drain clogs could be prevented if the household had regular drain cleaning performed on an annual or semi-annual basis. Drain cleaning is one of those household maintenance tasks that’s easy to lose track of. If you can’t remember the last time the drains were cleaned, it’s time to do it now.
Why is Drain Cleaning Important?
Why is drain cleaning so important? Well, every time you flush the toilet, the water and waste materials are carried away from your home via the sewer drain pipe. Sometimes, materials cling to the insides of the sewer drain pipe. Over time, these materials build up, impeding the flow of water and waste materials. This can be the cause of your clog. More often, however, is a situation where the accumulated materials clog the pipe to a certain extent and then an improperly flushed object – baby diapers and feminine hygiene products are big culprits – gets caught in the narrowed area and forms a total clog.
As NYC plumbers, we are often asked if homeowners can’t fix a clogged toilet on their own. The answer is sometimes yes – minor clogs may be able to be dislodged with a plunger. However, if you have an ongoing issue with clogs, or the plunger isn’t doing the trick, it’s a good sign you need drain cleaning. The best plumbers in NYC are providing toilet clog resolution while following COVID preventation protocols. Call for details.