When everyone in your family is living their busy daily lives, the toilet should be an afterthought. When all is well, the sound of flushing and the water going down the toilet bowl will be so familiar that you don’t even notice it after you get up and go on with your day. However, a strange noise in the flushing process may make you take a quick pause while washing your hands. Sure, a strange toilet sound once in a while is not out of the ordinary, but if you start noticing it more than once a week, it is time to pay attention.
Many people find gurgling a funny word and the sound of it in a toilet is strange, to say the least. However, once you hear it, it’s time to start being on alert. This gurgling noise can be caused by a lot of things, such as a blockage in the toilet drain. This may be caused by a simple backup or by an object that was flushed that shouldn’t have been flushed. A simple solution to this may be to grab a plunger and see what you can plunge out of the system. In the best-case scenario, this will clear everything up.
Much like a gurgling noise, a strange bubbling noise is something that warrants investigation. Plumbing systems utilize air pressure to help them function successfully, and if this is out of whack, it could cause your toilet to bubble. A drain snake, which is a flexible auger, can be a DIY way to unclog any debris that may be stuck in the toilet drain.
Additional Serious Reasons
If the methods above don’t solve the gurgling or bubbling problems, there may be more serious causes at play. This could include a blocked sewer line or other severe damage to your system, and it’s time to call in some professional help. If you are experiencing strange toilet sounds or slow flushing, call the experts at BPI Plumbing, and we will investigate and solve the problem. Contact us today!