Posted on June 5, 2015 at 9:00 am.Written by Shamrock Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Inc. The 5 Most Common Clogs in Toilets Toilet clogs are among the most common plumbing problems that homeowners can face. A clogged toilet is a major inconvenience that must be corrected quickly. Some minor clogs can be resolved with a plumber, but many need serious and extensive repair to fix. Homeowners should count on an experienced professional to fix this problem. Some homeowners attempt to unclog their toilets themselves, but they end up doing more harm than good. A professional contractor will make sure to thoroughly unclog your toilet. They can also provide tips to help you keep it unclogged in the future. There are several reasons why toilets may become clogged. Here are the most five common clogs in toilets. Excessive Material Even though toilet paper is designed to easily travel through a septic system, an excessive amount being flushed at the same time can cause serious clogging. It is safer to flush waste material first and then use and flush the toilet paper afterwards. This reduces the chance that the septic system will be overwhelmed. Tampons can be difficult for toilets to flush and can also cause clogging issues. Hair and pet fur can cause these issues as well. Low Flow Many homes have "low flow" toilets that use less water. They are designed to help the environment. However, some older low flow toilets are notorious for having clogging issues. The lack of water that they use compared to conventional toilets make it more difficult for them to properly flush waste and toilet paper. Objects That Are Accidentally Flushed Unfortunately, it is quite easy for small items to get knocked into the toilet. Floss, toothbrushes, hair products and more may accidentally get flushed, causing clogging and backups. Deposits of Hard Water These types of deposits can gradually form in your toilet bowl. They can make it difficult for your toilet to flush properly. Problems With the Drain Line and/or Water Supply Line If clogging is being caused by issues with the drain line and water supply line, then you have a serious and fundamental problem with your plumbing system. Your water level may have reached dangerously low levels. Call a professional plumber immediately. Problems with the clogged toilet in your Orlando home? Don't panic, just Call Shamrock Plumbing and Drain Cleaning at (407) 292-8881, and we'll take care of business.