Toilet blockage is one of the major plumbing problems that you can face at home. Blockages may come from someone throwing solid waste such as towels into the toilet, backflow from the main sewer line, blockage of your drainage system due to the build-up of gunk or overgrown tree roots down the sewer line. No1PHD are your local plumbing experts who will unblock toilets before they overflow and create a messy situation.
Always treat toilet blockages as an emergency. An overflow contaminates the surfaces around the home. You may require cleaning and disinfection before you can use those areas. Therefore, contact our professional plumbers as soon as you realise that your toilet is blocked. Here is an overview of our toilet unblocking and other related services.
Children tend to throw items into the toilet and try to flush them down the drain. Other people may throw in paper towels that cannot be flushed. In such a case, the solution is usually to remove the solid waste so that the sewer system can continue flowing once more. We have the right tools to extract any solid waste that cannot go down the drain and have the plumbing system working again.
Backflows are situations where wastewater starts to come up through your toilet, sink, or shower drain even when these areas are not being used. This is also a plumbing emergency that requires immediate fixing by a skilled plumber. A broken backflow protector can cause the problem, especially where your home’s plumbing system is lower than the municipal line.
Besides, if the sewer line that connects your drainage to the municipal line is broken, there will always be a build-up of wastewater, which will eventually cause an overflow. The line might be damaged by tree roots, a build-up of gunk or it might be too narrow, causing a slowdown in the flow of your wastewater. Our professional plumbers can fix this problem by possibly doing pipework replacement with a bigger pipes. We also kill all the roots in the sewer line using powerful chemicals.
If your property is not connected to the main sewer line, you may be processing waste by the use of a cesspit. With time, the pit may have a problem that causes a backflow or clogging in your toilet and other sinks. Our teams can check your cesspit as well as conduct regular maintenance to ensure that waste is processed effectively.
At times, the problem you are facing in your main sewer line does not come from within the house but from a blockage in the gully system. Such gullies may cause flooding, odours or backflows of the wastewater. Our teams inspect the road gullies for blockage, clear them with a set of tools to flush or suck the debris and ensure that wastewater flows well through the system
In other instances, your toilet does not clog but has a terrible stench. This makes the whole house stink, notwithstanding the fact that the toilet is very clean. One of the commonest issues that cause the toilet to stink is a problem with the p-trap. This is a U-shaped pipe behind the bowl that holds some amount of water. The water forms a seal that prevents gases generated from the sewer line from escaping back from the toilet into your home. Sometimes the seal is broken from leakage or infrequent use of the toilet. Do not hesitate to call our emergency plumbers to check the p-trap if you get such a stinking smell.
If you are always having problems with a clogged toilet or one that flows slowly, you may need to have a thorough inspection of your plumbing system. In most homes, the problem builds up over time until it eventually causes a plumbing nightmare. At No1PHD, our plumbers can inspect your plumbing regularly to identify possible issues with the system before they become a nuisance.
In most cases, we have found small leaks in the plumbing, a build-up of gunk in the sewer line and old lead pipes that have corroded, thereby narrowing the path for the flow of wastewater. You can escape emergency toilet problems by having your plumbing system inspected and the problems that are detected fixed by our plumbers.
A toilet blockage is a plumbing emergency that should be sorted as soon as it occurs. Therefore, you need a plumbing service that will be available on a moment’s notice to handle the problem before it creates a mess at your home. You can rely on No1PHD to handle any emergency plumbing problems at home, including clogged toilets and sinks, as well as leakages in the system. Our 24/7 emergency plumbing teams are always on call to offer quick fixes at any time of the day or night.
Each of our technicians undergoes regular training to ensure that they are informed of emerging plumbing technologies and are updated on any building code changes. We also have the required tools and equipment to deal with all plumbing issues. Therefore, you are assured of fast and professional plumbing installation and repair services at competitive rates.
Whether it’s an emergency or not, don’t hesitate to call No1PHD on 08006906777. We’ll have your blocked toilet fully working again in no time!
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For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.