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Recent Posts in Clogged Toilet Category

  • Is it Safe to Flush Medications?

    If you’re like most people, you have a history of flushing various substances down the toilet, such as tissues, cotton balls, dirty mop water, matches, cigarette butts, and maybe even unused medications. However, in recent years people have become more aware that there are a lot of things that should never be flushed down the toilet because of clogging and contaminating our water supply. One issue ...
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  • Craziest Things Flushed Down Toilets

    Toilets – the only things that should be flushed down them are toilet paper and human waste, but that doesn’t stop millions of people from using them as these amazing trash cans that flush unwanted items away to some mysterious place, never to be seen from again. A lot of people look at toilets as clean trash cans that can literally flush their worries away. No need to empty the trash can. No need ...
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  • Plumbing: To Do or Not to Do Yourself?

    Do you enjoy home renovation shows like Fixer Upper , Property Brothers , Love It or List It , and Flip or Flop ? We have to admit; these home renovation shows can be addicting. And between renovation shows and YouTube, homeowners can feel like they can fix anything. But the truth of the matter is – some projects should be handled by a pro. With so many amazing home renovation shows stunning ...
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  • Plumbing Tips for Holiday Guests

    Now that we are deep in the middle of the holiday season, it’s time to cozy up by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa, enjoy the Christmas lights, cook up delicious holiday feasts and most importantly, take a break from our busy lives and spend more time with the ones we love. After all, the holidays are a great time for everyone to come together. What about you, will you be entertaining for the ...
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  • Plumbing Advice for Landlords

    As professional Leander and Cedar Park plumbers, we frequently deal with homeowners, but we also deal with renters and to be honest, we’ve noticed a difference between the two. While this isn’t absolute in all cases, homeowners tend to be more conscious of their plumbing and most of all maintaining it than renters. While some renters are great, a lot of them have never owned a home before, and ...
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  • Why It's Bad to Pour Grease Down the Drain

    A lot of people are in the habit of pouring cooking grease down the drain. Some of them do it without knowing that it can lead to expensive repairs, while others know it’s bad, but they do it anyway. You might remember your mother or father telling you not to pour the ground beef grease down the drain. As an adult, perhaps you follow this advice 9 out of 10 times, or perhaps you forgot to heed ...
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  • Should I Check the Plumbing Before Buying a Home?

    If you are buying your first home, or upgrading to your second home, there’s a good chance that this is going to be the biggest investment of your life. Whether you’re dropping $100K or $300K on a home, you don’t want that dream home to turn into a “money pit.” When you fall in love with a home, you may automatically notice the fresh paint and new carpets, the granite kitchen counters, or the new ...
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  • What Causes Bathroom Drains to Clog?

    Your bathroom is sparkling clean, but while you’re shaving or washing your face in the bathroom sink, the water isn’t draining. Or, you’re grabbing your child a towel and they say, “The water won’t go down the drain!” In both scenarios, you’re not happy. Now you have to deal with a slimy, dirty, mess, or risk having to continue your daily bathing rituals from that day forward in dirty, stinky ...
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  • How to Prevent Toilet Clogs

    Toilet clogs can be a real drag, especially if they are frequent and recurring. They are messy, unpleasant to handle, and they can damage your flooring, furnishings, and plumbing pipes, leading to expensive repairs. If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve probably flushed a few substances down the toilet in the past that weren’t supposed to be flushed. After all, people unknowingly make this ...
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  • Is Your Plumbing Ready for the Holidays?

    With the arrival of December, we’re reminded that 2015 is coming to a close and the holidays have officially arrived. What does the holiday season mean to you and your family? Does it mean the kids are home for winter break? Or, will your college-aged son or daughter be coming home for the holidays? If you have the whole family over for Christmas, whether it be a day or a week, you want to make ...
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  • Signs of a Main Sewer Line Clog

    Most homeowners are aware that the sewer lines transport waste water from their home to the sewer mains that are underground. Beyond this common knowledge, few people give much thought to their sewer lines until they get clogged. If you have a clogged sewer line, bad things can happen. Raw sewage can ooze out of the drains, leading to significant damage to your home, flooring and furnishings, not ...
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  • Avoid These Common Plumbing Mistakes!

    If you’re a homeowner, it’s not a bad idea to learn how to tackle minor plumbing problems, this way you can save time and take proper care of your plumbing system. But, for the novice plumber, even the simplest fixes can go awry and turn into costly mistakes. Here are four common plumbing mistakes and how you can avoid them. Overdoing it On the Drain Cleaner If you use too much of the blue stuff, ...
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  • Why Does My Toilet Clog So Much?

    Plumbing issues of any sort can be frustrating, but they are even more exasperating when you don't understand the source of the problem. A frequently clogged toilet is a common concern for many homeowners. But what's causing it? The water? Your kids? The toilet itself? If you're tired of dealing with a toilet that is always clogged, our team at Excalibur Plumbing is here to help. The following ...
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