It is only natural that a homeowner deals with plumbing issues every now and again. However, if you are dealing with a plumbing problem every week that’s a sure sign that something else is going on. Plumbing problems left unchecked can lead to costly repairs and damage to your home. Here are a few signs that you may have a plumbing problem with your toilet.
A clogged toilet once in a while is not an issue and is easily dealt with using a plunger, but if you are dealing with a clogged toilet every week then you may be looking at a bigger issue. It could mean that your septic tank needs service or that you have a pipe that has a hole or obstruction.
Backed Up Water
If when you flush your toilet and the water backs up, the first assumption is a clog. If the plunger doesn’t work, then you are dealing with water backing up in the line. A backed up sewer line needs attention. You could be looking at something relatively simple, but it could easily become a giant problem. A common cause is tree roots pushing into the pipe.