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Toilet Replacement

Has your old toilet seen better days? If you're dealing with frequent clogs, endless repairs, and higher water bills, the solution may be as simple as waving goodbye and saying hello to a brand-new one. At Rooter Man Plumbing, we offer a wide range of professional plumbing services for local clients including toilet installation, repair, and replacement. Our fast, reliable services can help make your toilet replacement as smooth as possible.

Why Toilets Need Replacing

The lifespan of a toilet is about 10-15 years, but frequent use, poor water quality, or just plain bad luck can bring that timeline down. Here are a few key reasons:

  • Frequent Clogs: If your toilet clogs more often than a freeway during rush hour, that's a red flag.
  • Cracks and Leaks: A cracked bowl or tank can lead to water damage and costly repairs.
  • High Water Bills: Older toilets can guzzle down more water than newer, efficient models.
  • Outdated Design: Sometimes, you want to swap out that faded 1980s pastel porcelain for something a little more current.

Types of Toilets

With so many options available, it can be overwhelming. However, narrowing down your choices is easier than you think. Here are some main types:

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  • Gravity-Feed Toilets: These are the most common type, using the natural force of gravity to remove waste. Ideal for residential use.
  • Pressure-Assisted Toilets: These use compressed air to create a stronger flush, good for commercial settings or large families.
  • Dual-Flush Toilets: These offer two flush options, one for liquid waste and another for solid waste, to save water.
  • Wall-Mounted Toilets: These save space but require a sturdy wall for mounting.

The Steps for Toilet Replacement

Once you've made your decision, the actual process of replacing a toilet can begin. Here's a broad overview of the process:

  • Remove the Old Toilet: This involves turning off the water supply, draining the tank and bowl, and unbolting the toilet from the floor.
  • Prepare the Area: Clean and level the surface, and position a new wax ring to ensure a snug fit.
  • Install the New Toilet: Set the new toilet in place, tighten bolts, connect the water line, and give it a test flush.
  • Finishing Touches: Attach the toilet seat and lid, and double-check for any leaks.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Replacing a toilet might seem straightforward, but there are pitfalls. Look out for these common mistakes:

  • Not Measuring Correctly: Ensure the new toilet fits in the available space and lines up with the existing drain.
  • Over-Tightening Bolts: This can crack the porcelain, creating another problem altogether.
  • Ignoring Water Lines: If your new toilet needs a different water line, you may need to reroute the plumbing.
  • Skimping on Quality: You get what you pay for, so invest in a quality toilet to avoid future headaches.

 

Why You Should Opt for Professional Toilet Replacement Services

Hiring a professional for your toilet replacement is a smart move that can save you time, money, and potentially a lot of hassle. DIY may seem tempting, but a pro brings expertise that ensures your new throne is installed according to building codes and safety standards. Plus, they can spot issues you might miss, like hidden leaks or pipe damage, which could cost you more in the long run. 

Do You Need a New Toilet? 

If your toilet’s more trouble than it's worth, call Rooter Man Plumbing today. We offer a comprehensive service that addresses all aspects of toilet replacement, ensuring you're satisfied with the result. Are you ready to take the plunge and upgrade? Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced plumber near you. 

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