Similar to doors, windows, cabinetry, furniture and furnishing, toilets need repair or replacement after a certain time period. There are numerous reasons behind this need- some may crack or damage while some complete their useful life. Homeowners have to keep an eye over their condition and performance. They must not ignore minor issues or defect because they can transform into major problems after some time. So, it’s important to give equal importance to toilet installation and know facts about how to maintain bathroom’s performance.
Types of Toilets
- Wall-mounted toilets
They are installed above the floor and therefore, are quite easy to clean. They are free of leaks and work as the perfect source of hiding the plumbing parts. Their concealed cistern is made up of plastic, meaning that it has light weight and can be installed easily behind the wall.
Wall-mounted toilets usually need more attention and care as compared to other types. When it comes to maintenance or repair, homeowners would have to spend more money as well efforts to trace it. Their reliability varies with quality and therefore, homeowners would see variation in the services.
The best part of wall-mounted toilets is that their bowl is adjustable with the help of simple hooks. Users can adjust their height according to their requirements while they are usually placed 40 centimeters above the ground. They can go down to 30 cm for short heighted people or children.
- Standard toilets
The next in toilet installation is standard toilet that is usually floor mounted. This type further branches into 2 types: one-piece commode (bowl and flush tank) as a single unit while two-piece commode is provided with the tack and bowl separately. Floor-mounted toilets are installed on the floor and need seals, screws and bolts to take up their places properly. Loose bolts or faulty seals can lead to water leakage.
Process of Toilet Installation
When it comes to installing a toilet, workers usually take help from:
- Closet bolts
- Stainless steel washers
- Wax ring
- Adjustable wrench
Practically, the toilet seat replacement consists of many stages, starting from removing the old sanitary ware from the top. Then, workers have to close main water valve, empty the flush tank and unscrew the ring nut from the flushing tube. After that, detach the tube with back and forth movement, thereby isolating the plumbing system completely. Now, unscrew the screws on both sides of the base or else, if it is fixed with silicone or cement, use a hammer to detach it. Scrape the remains and check the flange. If it also has some damages, it is recommended to get it replaced or repaired as well.