Do You Need to Call a Plumber for a Blocked Toilet?

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Blocked toilets can be a real headache, disrupting your day and causing unnecessary stress. While DIY solutions can be tempting, there are times when calling a professional plumber is the best course of action.

Stubborn Blockages

If you’ve tried plunging and the blockage just won’t move, it’s time to call for backup. Persistent blockages can indicate a deeper issue that needs professional attention. Toilets can get blocked for various reasons, including excessive toilet paper, non-flushable items, or even tree roots infiltrating your sewer pipes. When plunging fails, it’s likely because the blockage is too severe or too deep within the plumbing system for you to handle on your own. Professional plumbers have specialised tools, like augers and hydro-jetters, to clear these tough blockages effectively.

Unusual Sounds

Is your toilet making strange gurgling or bubbling noises? These sounds can be a sign of a more serious problem lurking beneath the surface, such as a blocked vent stack or a clog in the main sewer line. A blocked vent stack can cause improper airflow, leading to slow drainage and unusual noises. Similarly, a clog in the main sewer pipe can cause wastewater to back up into your home, posing a serious health hazard. A plumber can diagnose and fix the issue, ensuring your plumbing system operates smoothly.

Leaks and Drips

A leaking toilet can lead to water damage and mould growth if left unchecked. If you notice any signs of leakage, such as water pooling around the base of the toilet or damp spots on the floor, it’s best to address the problem promptly with the help of a plumber. Leaks can occur due to worn-out seals, cracks in the toilet bowl or tank, or issues with the water supply line. Ignoring these leaks can result in costly repairs down the line, as well as potential health risks from mould and mildew.

Ready to Say Goodbye to Your Blocked Toilet Blues?

Mainline Plumbing services

Next time you face a stubborn blockage, don’t hesitate to call us. Mainline Plumbing is here to save the day. Our experienced plumbers can get your plumbing back in working order swiftly and efficiently. We understand that plumbing issues can be stressful, which is why we offer prompt and reliable service to address your needs.

Mainline Plumbing & Cheap Hot Water & Gas pride themselves on offering friendly, reliable, and professional service to Bunbury and the South West. We are equipped to handle any plumbing challenge, from minor leaks to major blockages. Our team uses the latest tools and techniques to ensure your plumbing issues are resolved quickly and effectively.

Contact Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas  today at 08 9791 1608 to schedule a service appointment. We’ll take care of the dirty work, so you can get back to enjoying life without any plumbing woes. Whether it’s a blocked toilet, a leaky pipe, or any other plumbing problem, you can trust us to provide quality service and expert solutions. Don’t let a blocked toilet ruin your day—let Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas  handle it with ease and professionalism.