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What causes a blocked toilet?

A slow running or blocked toilet doesn’t give you that exciting feeling you normally get when you have another job to do in the house. You know what we mean, say for example you’re going to decorate one of your rooms, visually you can imagine how it will go step by step in your head and the satisfaction once you see the final results and your families reaction, priceless. Fixing a toilet, not the same.

First off, you’re probably keen to know what the possible causes of a slow running or blocked toilet are. These can be:

  • Low water levels
  • Flushed foreign objects
  • Blocked U-Bend/Pipes
  • Pipework damage
  • Toilet needs an upgrade

We could go on, but these are the most common issues we have come across in our time fixing broken or blocked toilets.  Believe it or not, one of the most frequent problems we see is low water levels. Make sure it’s the first thing you check. It’s really simple and to do this, remove the lid, make sure it’s somewhere flat and safe, you wouldn’t want to break that. Check the tank level, if it looks low that will be your issue. The issue behind is this could be a number of factors but the most common is broken fill tubes, damaged fill valve or a cracked tank. Whatever the issue is, our expert engineers will be able to fix 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, a number of 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.

Finally, Toilets. Like everything in life, they need a little tender loving care and in time an upgrade.

We’re here for you and any toilet issues you may have!

You can contact us on 07824 757572 / 0800 849 8099 or email us at service@happydrains.co.uk