When your toilet is installed properly, you can enjoy it for up to 20 years. While this may seem like a tempting job to tackle on your own, you may want to think twice about that if you haven’t ever done it before. There are several mistakes that are often made during a toilet replacement that can cause major headaches. Randall’s Plumbing is here to talk about some of the most common mistakes that are made when someone attempts to replace their toilet on their own.
Empty Water from Toilet Tank & Bowl
When taking out your old toilet to replace it with a new one, you will want to get rid of as much water as possible first. This can save you from a huge mess. You need to shut off the water and flush the toilet before you start the removal process, or you will have water all over the place. Once you remove that old toilet, there will undoubtedly be excess water that is going everywhere. The best solution to this problem is to ensure you have a professional plumber there to help you make sure there isn’t going to be a water issue on your flooring. When you don’t take care of this the right way, you could end up with water damage.
Measure Water Line for Replacement Toilet
While most people know that you are going to need a water line when you replace your toilet, what many people don’t realize is that this is not a one size fits all situation. You will end up wasting time and money if you don’t measure your water line before you leave for the hardware store. If you are an experienced plumber, you probably have several different sizes on hand.
Avoid a Toilet Flange That Sits Too High
When you are putting your new toilet in, it is possible to put the toilet on a flange that is sitting slightly too tall. Even though it is possible, this is a mistake that can end up giving you problems down the road. This is how many homeowners end up with a rocking toilet or a broken flange after years of the toilet sitting on a flange that is sitting too high.
How Tight Should Toilet Tank Bolts Be?
Whenever you are installing a toilet, there are nuts and bolts that will need to be tightened. Something many people don’t realize is that it is possible to overtighten these nuts and bolts. When you do this, you will run into chipping and breaking of the toilet.
Toilet Fixture Replacement & Installation & More in Marshfield, Conway & Greater Lebanon, Missouri
If you don’t have experience in the plumbing industry, it’s best to leave any fixture replacement like toilet installation up to the professionals at Randall’s Plumbing to ensure the job is done right. You don’t want to end up with a toilet that is leaking because it isn’t making enough contact with the wax ring and a long list of other issues you could run into. Call us today!