The Most Common Reasons Behind a Toilet Backup

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Toilet backups are never fun to deal with, but what can make a toilet backup in your home even more frustrating is not knowing what the reason is behind it. There are actually several different reasons why a toilet backup may be occurring.

The Most Common Reasons Behind a Toilet Backup

  • There is some sort of obstruction. Little kids throwing toys down the toilet is one of the most well-known obstructions that can lead to a toilet backup, but toys aren’t the only culprit. Many paper products can also clog the toilet, including things like paper towels and sanitary products.
  • The tank doesn’t have enough water. The water in your toilet’s tank is what helps the contents of the toilet go down, but if there isn’t enough water, there won’t be enough pressure for this process to occur. There are a few reasons as to why this might be happening. For example, there might be a sediment buildup in your tank.
  • There is an issue with the main sewer line. The main sewer line works with all the drains in your home and not just your toilet, so if you’ve noticed a toilet backup problem in addition to issues with backup in your showers, washing machines, and other appliances that carry wastewater away from your home, there could be a main sewer line problem. If you suspect this type of problem, it’s important to get it taken care of as soon as you can, as it is a much more involved fix that low water levels or a toy thrown in your toilet.

If you have a toilet backup issue that’s preventing you from using your toilet, contact us at Tampa Bay Septic today to get the problem taken care of.