Stoppage and clog repair with SunshineI
In order to avoid a toilet stoppage, one of the most important things to take note is not to flush down the toilet. The rule of thumb is to avoid flushing anything that isn’t toilet paper or waste, but you’d be surprised how many household items get commonly-flushed due to how frequently they are used or how much they resemble toilet paper. But just because you might use it to wipe, doesn’t mean it should be flushed.
Here are some commonly-flushed items that could cause a stoppage:
- Wet Wipes such as baby wipes and cleaning wipes of all kinds
- Tissues which surprisingly have a difficult time breaking down with water
- Feminine Hygiene Products like tampons or pads
- Condoms and condom wrappers
- Food, even liquid or grease
- Toys which are usually a problem caused by a child
- Dental Floss
- Q-Tips and Cotton Balls
If you think you can handle this job yourself, go ahead and grab a plunger. By establishing a tight air seal over the opening of your toilet and using strong rhythmic pulsing, you may get whatever is causing the blockage to come up. You should be able to get the obstruction if it is still in the toilet bend. If it is further down the drain line, then you will want to call a plumber. They have the proper tools to not only seek out what is causing a clog to begin with, but they can also assess the time it will take to get the job done, give you a proper quote, or even suggest if a new unit needs to be installed depending on how bad the damage is.
When it comes to toilets, they have many working parts, and a blockage may just be the first of many problems that you could encounter. If maintenance isn’t performed regularly, and these problems aren’t dealt with quickly, even more problems could arise like leaks which could lead to serious flooding.
At Sunshine Plumbing Of South Florida, Inc. we offer top of the line stoppage repairs and other plumbing services. No matter what the issue is, we will have a solution for you. Even if your toilet is beyond repair, we offer all kinds of brands, including electric water heaters, so you’re sure to get the best one for the best price. If you need stoppage services, we will go to cities such as Cooper City, Coral Springs, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, and Weston. So call today at 954-476-1695 and we will be happy to help determine a solution to your plumbing problem.