Unfortunately for all of us, toilets don’t last forever. Whether your toilet has stopped working, has begun leaking, or is too big to drain on your water bill, replacing an older toilet with a better model can be an excellent way to update your bathroom. When it comes time for a toilet installation, it is essential to make sure you are doing it the right way. Installing a toilet the wrong way is a recipe for a whole lot of wasted money, water, and time. If you’re getting ready for a toilet installation, keep this guide on hand for each step of the process. If you’re having trouble with a toilet installation, then consider calling the experts from Alpha Plumbing today!
Which Tools Will You Need for a Toilet Installation?
You will need some essential tools if you’re going to go about with a toilet installation. Like with any other DIY project, installing a toilet will go much better once you’re organized. You won’t lose any screws or find yourself without the proper wrench in the middle of a project if you’re fully prepared. Grab each of the following tools before you begin:
- Adjustable wrench
- Work gloves
- Your brand new toilet, measured in advance to fit
- Wax seal
How Do You Install it?
Preparing your space is the first step. Start by laying out some towels on the floor and removing anything else in your bathroom that might get in the way. Put your work gloves on and make sure your tools are laid out neatly. Before the toilet installation, you’ll have to remove the old one. Turn off any water and then disconnect the supply line too.
Remove Your Old Toilet
Separate your tank from the bowl. This is the very first step to taking apart your old toilet. Removing the tank first makes taking the rest of the toilet much easier to manage. Unbolt the bowl with a screwdriver, and then check the bowl bolts and flange.
Time for the Toilet Installation
Start by installing a new wax ring. This will become the buffer between the old flange and your new toilet. Place the wax ring in the proper space on the flange. Then place your toilet on the flange, align the bolt holes on the bowl base with the floor flange’s bolts. Then bolt the toilet to the floor to put it all together, and you have successfully installed a toilet. If you need assistance with any of these steps, call Alpha Plumbing today!
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Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
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