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Why Is My Toilet Bubbling?


Mysterious noises coming from your toilet can, understandably, cause some uneasy feelings. What’s causing the noise? Are these midnight bubbles a sign of an impending commode calamity? Are these ghost gurgles a sign of my toilet’s partial sentience? No. Probably not. 

A bubbling toilet is generally caused by a blockage in your plumbing lines and can usually be fixed with a few simple and cheap tools that most people can operate. At After Hour Plumbing & Drain, we take pride in offering the highest quality Monterey toilet repair services. We also pride ourselves on being a reliable source of knowledge and information for our customers so they can have the most control over their plumbing situation. 

How To Troubleshoot A Gurgling Toilet

Most toilet gurgles are caused by a partial blockage in one of a few key points in your plumbing line. This blockage limits the flow of water and causes air bubbles to become trapped in the line, which is eventually released to float back up the line and cause your toilet to gurgle. By far, the most common causes of a gurgling toilet are:

  • A partially clogged toilet
  • Clogged drain line or mainline
  • Blocked vent pipe
  • An issue with the main city line

As a homeowner with a normal set of tools, it’s fairly difficult to determine the exact location of any blockage in your plumbing line. Fortunately, most of these simple blockages can be fixed with a good plunger and a little bit of know-how. 

How Do I Stop My Toilet From Bubbling?

Mysterious gurgles are by far one of the most common plumbing issues. Thankfully, It’s usually incredibly easy to fix a toilet that bubbles. Solving this plumbing problem can generally be done simply and quickly if you stay on top of plumbing repairs and don’t let the problems get worse. 

The first step you should take when attempting to fix a bubbling toilet is to grab a plunger. Plungers work by creating pressure in your plumbing lines, which builds until the blockage is eventually released. This pressure is built throughout the line, which means that a plunger is usually capable of releasing a blockage in most of the problematic areas of your system. 

In cases where a blockage is an issue and a simple plunging seems to fail to do the trick, that particular blockage may require a snake — a long metal coil that is guided through water lines to clear blockages and fix the problem. 

Additionally, plunging won’t fix blockages in your vent pipe — an exhaust pipe specifically designed to handle gas in your plumbing system. In these cases, our plumbers at After Hour Plumbing & Drain are ready and willing to do the snaking for you and fix the bubbles and whatever other plumbing issue you may be facing!

After Hour Is Here To Stop All Your Toilet Fear

While annoying, a bubbling toilet is generally not a reason to be majorly concerned. Most instances can be fixed with a simple plunger or a quick visit from one of our certified plumbers. 

We’re proud of the hard work we do to keep our customers informed. While we’re more than willing to heed the call and fix any and all plumbing issues you could face, we want to provide the knowledge necessary so our customers can do their own repairs and save money when that need arises. 

After Hour Plumbing & Drain is here for you in the long term and always puts our customer’s needs and satisfaction first. Guaranteed. 

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