A blocked toilet can be a real pain. There’s nothing worse than hitting flush only to end up with a flooded bathroom. We’ve spent 20 years helping Brisbanites deal with a blocked toilet from Annerley to Zillmere and beyond. In that time, we’ve seen our fair share of blockage reasons and more often than not, they were completely avoidable. Our top tip is to make sure you address any sign of blockage as soon as possible, before it becomes a real issue. If you start to notice the water level rising when you flush, the toilet failing to refill properly or gurgling noises from the pipes, you could have a blockage on your hands.
But perhaps even better than getting on top of the blockage as quickly as possible is to avoid a blocked toilet in the first place.
Common Reasons For Toilet Blockages:
We’ve seen a number of reasons for blocked toilets but the most common reasons are:
- Excessive toilet paper usage
- Baby wipes or “flushable wipes” (they’re really not that flushable!)
- Sanitary pads and tampons
9 times out of 10, doesn’t matter whether it’s a blocked toilet Annerley, New Farm, Yeronga, West End or beyond, it’s been caused by one of the above reasons.
Make A Quick Move:
As soon as you start to notice the signs of a blockage, take action quickly to avoid it turning into an even bigger problem. Putting off dealing with a blocked toilet can lead to extensive water damage to your bathroom if it happens to overflow. Additionally, it can cause some pretty foul smells.
To avoid a toilet blockage:
Make sure that you’re not flushing anything other than loo paper and that you’re not using excessive amounts of paper. It’s best to encourage kids to play away from the toilet (aside from the obvious hygiene concerns) to reduce the risk of the littlies flushing a toy or two. And consider placing a bin next to your toilet so that sanitary items and wipes can easily be disposed of instead of flushed.
What to do if you can’t deal with the problem yourself:
At Blockaroo, blocked drains are what we do. Give our friendly team a call. We’re available 24/7, every day of the year. Plus, we offer a 1 hour emergency response for those blockages that just can’t wait. Call us today on 1300 153 432 or contact us online.