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How to Keep Your Toilet Drain Clean

The Importance of a Clean Toilet Drain

Plumbing is arguably the most important aspect of a home. You always need plumbing that works properly. Even a few hours without running water or a working toilet can have you frustrated and looking for a bathroom. That’s why when your toilet is clogged, it is important to act fast and call a professional before things get worse than they already are.

Toilets clogs are extremely common. For the most part, a toilet can be unclogged with a plunger, but when the clog is too big or too deep in the plumbing system, it takes a professional to completely and efficiently eradicate the issue. To learn more about toilets, clogs, and proper maintenance, continue reading below. 

Different Types of Toilets

what it isPlumbing systems work entirely by the use of gravity unless you purchase a toilet that assists this process along.

Essentially, the waste goes down the drain and into the plumbing system, where gravity carries it until it reaches the sewage treatment plant. 

If your plumbing system isn’t installed properly, you could face many plumbing issues until it is fixed. 

In today’s market, there are multiple different types of toilets, and they aren’t all created equal by any means. The most common type is the gravity-feed toilet, but a pressure-assisted toilet is great for homes that are prone to clogs. 

Some other toilet types are: 

  • Waterless Toilet
  • Double-Cyclone
  • Dual-Flush

Common Reasons for Toilet Clogs to Occur

The most common reason for a clogged toilet is the use of too much toilet paper. It is essential to remember that the pipes in your plumbing system are quite narrow.

toilet clog removal

Your plumbing system cannot effectively handle a lot of toilet paper in one flush. The toilet paper can easily get stuck and cause a clog to form at any point in your plumbing system. 

Other common reasons for clogs are: 

  • Flushing Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Hair
  • Toilet Bowl Fresheners Getting Flushed
  • Trash
  • Little Kids Flushing Toys

When you notice a clog forming in your toilet, it is important to call an expert to come to take a look at soon as possible. The plumber will remove the issue properly as well as let you know of any other potential problem areas. 

How to Prevent Clogged Drains

maintenance servicesPreventing toilet clogs from occurring is the best thing you can do for your plumbing system. You can expect your plumbing system to potentially last longer than expected just by making sure maintenance is done relatively frequently. 

The main thing you can do for your plumbing system is to clean drains once a week. This can be done easily with a little baking soda and apple cider vinegar.

Simply pour the two substances down the drain and let it foam up before flushing the toilet. This will clear out any small clogs forming in your system. However, you may still experience a clog from time to time.

It is recommended you have a professional maintenance service done once a year to reduce the number of clogs you see as well. Only an expert is trained to see potential problems as well as things that are already causing problems within your plumbing system. Professional maintenance once a year will help extend the life of your system even longer. 

Cardinal Heating & Air Conditioning Works Hard for You

You can trust the experts at Cardinal Heating & Air Conditioning with all your plumbing needs. They have over 35 years of experience in the business, so you know you are getting quality service when you call them. Call today to schedule your next maintenance visit!