Constantly dealing with an overflowing toilet? We know – once is more than enough!
Does your toilet bowl only overflow when you flush the toilet, or does it overflow for no reason? There are several potential causes – including a blockage or broken pipe – and the best way to resolve it is to call a licensed plumber at Estes Services.
Our experts will inspect and diagnose the problem and fix it correctly the first time. We want you to use your toilet without fear of floods in your bathroom. For all of your home’s plumbing needs, including a toilet overflowing, contact Estes Services today.
Common Causes of Toilet Overflowing
Our plumbers put together a list of some of the most common causes of an overflowing toilet.
Clogged Drain Line
The most common reason for a toilet overflow is a clog. If you can remove the clog with a plunger, it’s a good sign. However, unless you want to plunge your toilet every time you use it, you need to call a professional to perform an inspection and repair or replace the cause of the issue.
The clog might be further down the drain line behind your toilet. A clogged S-shaped trap will cause an overflow when the water supply can’t drain past the trap.
Our plumbing experts inspect your toilet and drain line to determine the clog’s location. Depending on the severity of the clogs, we will utilize different tools to remove them. If you suspect your overflow issue is from a clogged drain line, don’t hesitate to call Estes Services to schedule plumbing service.
If the problem isn’t the drain line inside your home, the issue might be a clog in the sewer line between your house and the main sewer. A foreign object or tree root could obstruct or block the line.
A blocked sewer line can mean the pipe is dislocated. This is serious and requires specialized tools and training to fix the line. If you have water in your basement or crawlspace, it’s another clue the problem might be related to the sewer line.
Septic System Issues
If your home’s plumbing system runs off septic, the problem might be the septic tank. The tank works to slowly release the excess water from your lines into the soil around it.
If the area underneath your septic system can’t dissipate the released water, the septic tank will fill up and cause an overflow.
Contact Estes Services, and let our plumbing professionals inspect your septic tank to determine if it can’t release water. We’ll help to discover the source of your problems and provide prompt repairs.
Old Toilet Is the Culprit
Older toilets might be low-flow, which means they can’t handle everything flushed. Using too much toilet paper or flushing non-flushable items will cause a backup and overflow. Even allegedly “flushable” wipes have caused headaches for water municipalities. Some common items not to flush down the toilet include paper towels, cotton balls, feminine products, kitty litter, hair and dental floss.
You can watch what items you flush to stop overflows or consider upgrading to a different toileting unit. Estes Services offers installation on toilets, and our experts will recommend what type of toilet is best for your home and bathroom space.
Maintenance Plans from Estes Services
When you enroll in a plumbing maintenance service plan from Estes Services, our Atlanta, GA, area plumbers provide an annual comprehensive plumbing maintenance check, 24-hour priority emergency service, 15% off repairs, and a discounted diagnostic fee. Contact Estes today for more information about our plans.
Call an Estes Plumber for Toilet Issues
Don’t let an overflowing toilet get you down! We can help you fix it! Discover the reason behind the problem and call Estes Services to help restore toilets to proper working conditions. Our plumbers will ensure water is flowing freely and suggest ways to prevent the problem in the future.
For all of your plumbing and sewage issues, including a running or an overflowing toilet bowl, get in contact with Estes today.