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Toilet Plumbing2018-02-22T00:31:49+00:00
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Looking for a reliable plumber in Newcastle to fix your toilet problem? We know there is nothing worse than an unusable toilet. Toilet issues, if left unsolved can cause costly damage to your home. You can rely on the team at Hunter Plumbing to get your toilet back working. Hunter Plumbing can help you repair or install a new toilet in your home.

With a team of qualified and experienced plumbers, Hunter Plumbing ensures a quality service from start to finish. We offer only the highest quality products services. You can rely on the certified local plumbers at Hunter Plumbing to fix or install your toilet.

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What Causes a Blocked Toilet?

It is important to be aware of the possible causes of a blocked toilet, so you can undertake preventative measures. Here are some common causes why your toilets become blocked.

Baby Wipes

Baby wipes otherwise known as wet wipes, regardless of what the label says, should never be flushed down the toilet. They can build up inside the pipes. Nappies and sanitary pads can also cause instant clogging. These all should be disposed of in the rubbish bin. We recommend you never dispose of man-made items down the toilet. This includes items such as baby wipes, nappies, sanitary items etc. as these can get caught in the toilet or sewer pipe causing a blockage.

Foreign Objects

If you have small children, you will sooner or later find something in your toilet that shouldn’t be there. That’s bad enough. But the things you don’t find could end up causing blockages. Watch out for deodorising cages and children’s toys as these can also cause your toilet to become blocked.

Hair

Hair is often an overlooked cause of a blocked toilet. Accumulated hair can do much harm to your toilet, becoming tangled with other foreign objects in the pipe resulting in a big obstruction.

Hard Water Problems

Hard water deposits can also be a cause of a blocked toilet. Build-up can occur over time and calcify in the walls of your pipes. The hardness of your water is related to how many minerals are present in it.

Blockages in other Water Lines

Sometimes, the cause of the blocked toilet is not the toilet itself. Sometimes, a blockage in other wastewater carrying lines, which can affect the entire system, has occurred. It can consequently cause a blocked toilet. Roots entering your drains are the most common cause, and depending on the type of tree, can re-grow into a cracked pipe or pipe joint within 3 to 6 months.

Older Pipes

Older and damaged pipes can also create blockage problems. One of the first signs of a collapsing piping system is sediment backwash. Slow drains in the toilet as well as other drains in your home are signs of a much larger problem. Rough edges of a drain pipe break can catch waste material from the toilet, causing repeated blockages until the drain is repaired.

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We are trusted partners of Reece Plumbing & Bathrooms. Reece Plumbing are Australia’s leading supplier of bathroom and plumbing products. This ensures that premium quality products complement our superior service.

How to Unblock a Toilet

The first thing to keep in mind when you realise your toilet is blocked is to not flush it repeatedly, as this can make the problem worse. Steps you can follow to temporarily fix your toilet blockage are:

  • With a cup and bucket, remove excess water from your toilet bowl while wearing rubber gloves.
  • Place a rubber plunger in the bottom of the bowl.
  • Push the plunger hard with both hands at least 5 or 6 times.
  • This will force water down the sewer pipe and if the blockage isn’t major, should at least partially clear it away.

Remember that following these simple steps will at first make it look like the problem has been fixed. In most cases the issue will return after a few flushes, or the following day.

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