Plumbing Tips & Tricks

Toilet Bubbling or gurgling?

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- By Russell Jones

A noisy toilet should never get ignored. If its gurgling or bubbling, it means there is a blockage somewhere in the line

What causes your toilet to bubble or gurgle?

What Causes a Toilet to Gurgle?

The toilet itself is clogged The drain line is blocked Blockage in the vent pipe Municipal water problem

A Clogged Toilet

Anything other than toilet paper and human waste that's put in a toilet will clog it. This is the easiest of the fixes.

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A Clogged Drainline

A blockage in your toilet can easily make its way into the drain line or mainline. These can be much harder to fix than a simple toilet blockage.

Blocked Vent Stack

A blocked vent stack can cause a toilet to bubble the same as a blockage. Negative air pressure is what causes the bubbling sound.

Municipal Sewer is Blocked

municipal sewer pipe is what everyone’s mainline dumps into for treatment. If that's blocked, call your water company.

Time for Expert Help?

Most of these are easy fixes for a keen DIYer. If you feel uncomfortable or struggling to fix it, call your local plumber!

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