We’ve had two instances where our downstairs toilet was flushed and later clogged. I would try to plunge the toilet but I think I was advancing the clog down my sewer line. I had a plumber come out who unclogged the line. The same thing happened about 1 week later. The plumber is claiming (after scoping my sewer line) that there is a small separation in the line at one point but could not exactly determine if that’s where the clog was. He said that he can dig up my property and fix the separation… obviously at a high cost!
For the last three weeks we have not used our downstairs toilet but have used everything else (other toilets, washing machine, showers, etc)… everything has worked fine! One thing to note is that the toilet does not flush properly. It spins but never seems to force everything down completely. Do you think I should maybe replace my toilet with a newer one that operates correctly and that this may be the route of my problem? The downstairs toilet being somewhat level with my waste line does not have gravity in its favor as well.
I’d appreciate any feedback and thanks in advance!