What Are The Causes of a Blocked Toilet?

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A blocked or slow-to-drain toilet is not ideal when you have another job to do in the house, visually you can imagine how bad it looks seeing the water not draining correctly and maybe sewage in the toilet not going away, however, most time there’s an easy fix to restore full flow to the toilet.

Firstly, you are probably keen to know what the possible causes of a slow-running or blocked toilet are. These can be:

  • Low water levels in the toilet cistern
  • Flushed foreign objects (toilet fresheners are common)
  • Blocked U-Bend or soil Pipes
  • Pipework may be damaged
  • The toilet needs an upgrade due to a scale due up

We could list more, but these are the most common issues we have come across in our time unblocking toilets and drains. Believe it or not, one of the most frequent problems we see is excuse paper when someone uses a lot of paper!  Also, the water being flushed into the toilet from the cistern is also another common cause, check the level in the cistern to make sure your getting water flushing into the pan if it looks low that will be your issue. The issue behind this could be several factors but the most common is the filling valve is not adjusted correctly, damaged filling valve. Whatever the issue is, our expert engineers will be able to tell you the cause of it in no time.

Flushing foreign objects is also a no-brainer and is a big problem causing slow running and blocked drains. As you can imagine, several baby wipes for example being trapped within the U-Bend/pipes can slow running water and will eventually cause blockage which then gives you a major headache.

We are here to help you 24/7 and any toilet issues you may have!

You can contact us on 07967835427 / 01216631060 or email us at info@mzrdrains.co.uk

Check out how to clear a blocked toilet here.

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