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Old 01-11-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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so the house that i'm renting, sometimes after you take a shower or use the sink the toilet bubble....big bubbles. Um yeah what the heck is wrong with the toilet?
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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It sounds like a problem with the sanitary venting system in the walls- not a problem with the toilet. When water goes down the drains from the sink or shower, it displaces air, which is normally expelled through the vents that go through the roof. If there's a blockage somewhere in the vents, the air has to go somewhere, so it's bubbling up through the toilet.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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how do I go about unplugging them
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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how do I go about unplugging them
It's a rental, you fix it by calling the LL..! Roto rooter can go on the roof and clean (Roro route) the vent line, if that is the problem, and it sounds like it is...
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Village of Patchogue, NY
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I was told that bubbling toilets is a sign of your septic tank is getting full.... Might want to take care of it before it overflows.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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I was told that bubbling toilets is a sign of your septic tank is getting full.... Might want to take care of it before it overflows.
It doesn't do it every time, some times it wont do it for a couple of days, and some times it does it every time, not sure if that would make a difference
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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It is a jaccuzzi toilet. IF you see it bubbling, just sit down, lean back and enjoy.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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If they use a snake from the roof stack, the proper practice is to extend it all the way to the main house cleanout. That would also take care of any partial clogs further down the line. If, upon opening the main cleanout, IT is flooded, then there is a different issue, like a sewer clog or full septic.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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I had something similar happen this week. I walked into one of our bathrooms and I noticed a sewer smell. When I looked into the toilet, I noticed lots of little bubbles all around the sides of the toilet. I flushed the toilet, and everything seemed normal. No more odor or bubbles. It hasn't happened since. I guess this could be the same thing?
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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Clogged air stack.
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