It can be easy to understate the sheer stress and anxiety that a blocked toilet can cause. Especially in a building where there is only one toilet. Not only is it an inconvenience and a health risk, but it can also cause serious damage to your property in more severe cases, particularly with blocked toilets that are not on the ground floor of a building. Rather than let a blocked toilet ruin your day, call No1PHD and one of our professionals will deal with your emergency as quickly as possible. Our team is proud to be serving first-class plumbing and drainage services in Southampton.
The most common cause of a blocked toilet is the attempted flushing of large amounts of waste all at once. This can be greatly exacerbated by the flushing of things that are not meant to be flushed, such as non-flushable wipes, or kitchen roll. Or, really, almost anything other than toilet roll and human waste. It’s not just the health of the environment and the Southampton sewer system that benefits from people not misusing their toilet. Flushing works by emptying a large amount of water into the toilet bowl all at once, pushing anything in that bowl over a “U Bend” and into the drain. If too much waste becomes compacted in that bend, the pressure of the additional water becomes insufficient to push the waste into the drain.
Sometimes blockages can occur further down the line, such as in the drains that the toilet wastewater feeds into. In these cases, there will often be other signs, such as sinks and baths also not draining, and foul odours permeating the property. In these cases, a CCTV survey may be needed to determine the cause and location of the blockage. Your No1PHD professional will be able to advise you on the best course of action to take next.
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Firstly, do not attempt to flush your toilet. A blocked toilet can be an inconvenience, but an overflowing toilet will really ruin your day! Keep calm and call No1PHD and we should be able to deal with the blockage before it causes any serious damage. If you have the great misfortune to have both a blocked toilet and a malfunctioning cistern that is constantly letting water into the toilet bowl, you should shut your water off at the stopcock (the main water tap to your property) as soon as possible.
Beyond the mental stress of not having a useable toilet in your home, a blocked toilet that has not started overflowing and is left alone shouldn’t cause any damage, though it may cause an odour to linger. You’ll still want to get No1PHD to look at it as soon as possible because who wants a blocked toilet in their house? But as far as property damage goes, you should be fine. Possibly, in a worst case scenario a blockage could lead to your toilet needing repair. If, however, it is overflowing, water damage is a serious concern. Especially with wastewater, which adds an element of health risk to mix. If the toilet is on a floor above ground level, as toilets often are, it can cause problems with the electrics in your building on top of all the damage to any paint or carpet, it passes through. In the case of toilet blockages caused by a problem in the drains, the problem is only exacerbated. Now you have multiple things you cannot use such as any nearby sinks, perhaps even all of the outlets in the building. If you suspect you might have a drain blockage causing your toilet to back up, you should call No1PHD immediately.
No1PHD pride ourselves on providing quality plumbing and drainage services in the Southampton area. Don’t let a toilet blockage emergency ruin your mood—and floor—call No1PHD today on 01425 208031 and get your toilet fixed as quickly as possible.
After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.
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.