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Dealing With Common Toilet Issues


The humble toilet plays a critical role in your home's comfort and over time most people will have to deal with a toilet clog or overflow at some point. Absolute Plumbing and Drain is your go-to source for any type of plumbing services, including common toilet issues. We share expert tips on dealing with common toilet issues below:

Use the Right Plunger

If your toilet gets clogged, be sure to use the right plunger to dislodge the blockage. You'll also have to use the plunger correctly, otherwise you could have a toilet overflow. If you don't have the right plunger or don't know how to use it, our plumber in Danville, CA is always available to help. We have professional-grade tools to release stubborn toilet clogs.

Flush Carefully

Many toilet problems are caused by flushing things that shouldn't be flushed. These items include medication, tissues, paper towels, large wads of toilet paper, baby diapers and wipes and menstrual care products. While some of these can be marketed as “flushable”, they can actually cause large blockages. Being more mindful of what you flush can help you avoid costly plumbing repairs.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

It's tempting to pour some drain clearing chemicals down the toilet when it's clogged or smelly. However, these chemicals can be dangerous if they get in your eyes, nose, mouth or skin. Plus, they can corrode your pipes’ interior, leading to several other issues. It's best to leave a severe clog to our experts in emergency plumbing.

When simple plunging doesn't free a clog or if your toilet is leaking, contact Absolute Plumbing and Drain, the leading local plumbing company, today. We clear clogs, find the causes of leaks and fix running toilets. You can count on us to arrive quickly and provide you with professional plumbing services.