Plumbing Tips & Tricks

Toilet Bubbling or gurgling?

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- By Russell Jones

Is your toilet making bubbling or gurgling sounds? Find out why, and learn how to fix it - all in this one easy-to-follow blog post!

What Causes a Toilet to Gurgle?

Your toilet may be making bubbling noises due to a clog, blockage in the drain line or vent pipe, or even within the municipal sewer system.

A Clogged Toilet

Anything that's put into a toilet other than toilet paper or human waste can cause it to become clogged - making this one of the easier toilet fixes.

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A Clogged Drainline

If there's a blockage in your toilet, the issue may be more than just the toilet itself - it can travel down the drain line or mainline and become difficult to repair.

Blocked Vent Stack

If your vent stack is clogged, it can cause the same bubbling sound from your toilet as a blockage does - this is due to the negative air pressure in the plumbing pipes.

Municipal Sewer is Blocked

Contact your local water company immediately if you're dealing with a blockage in your sewer line. Its not something a homeowner can fix on their own.

Hit Swipe Up! to read the full article on how to confidently unblock your toilet and manage your home like an Expert!