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When to call a plumber for a clogged toilet?

Mar 25

When your toilet gets clogged, when do you know whether you should call a Fayetteville Plumber or try and tackle the issue yourself? Well, simply enough, if you can't unclog it with a plunger, then you might have a bigger problem that is best left to a professional. Of course, just trying to plunge it yourself could lead to some unfortunate issues as well.


You Shouldn't Try To Unclog A Toilet Yourself!


You may think the problem is just something simple, however, there could be more risk involved that you are unaware of and it could make the problem worse. Let Flow-Rite Plumbing give you a few ideas why it is best to call a professional, licensed plumber before trying to handle the clogged toilet yourself:



  • 🚽 Many of the clog cleaners you can buy at the store do not work, and may even cause additional problems. We do not recommend them at all
  • 🚽 Using a plumber’s “snake” without the proper experience can damage your drain pipes, and if that happens you will have to call a plumber anyways to repair or replace that pipe. Repairing a pipe is much more expensive than having your toilet unclogged by a professional.
  • 🚽 Believe it or not you could worsen the clog or even back up the toilet even more. You really don't want that waste coming back up into your bathroom floor. Not only will this likely damage your home, but it’s unpleasant and potentially hazardous to your health.
  • 🚽 Sometimes it could actually be more than just a simple clog. You may need a new toilet, or your problem could be caused by something much further in the pipes in your house. If there’s an issue with the main sewer line that connects your home to the municipal waste line, you will need a professional plumber find that out and fix it. Some things that can damage the main sewer line are shifting land, tree roots or corroded pipes.


We want you to understand that there could be more underlying issues before you go and grab your plunger. If you are unsure of the problem, it can't hurt to call Flow-Rite Plumbing and Drain Service for a free assessment of the situation. If this is a consistent issue you are dealing with , then there could be an even bigger issue that you can't see, and you should definitely discuss it with a licensed plumber. Plumbing issues left untreated lead to bigger and more expensive issues in the long run.