Getting a plumbing expert to install your new toilet is the best way to ensure the job is done quickly, efficiently, and correctly to ensure proper operation and prevent any future leaks or problems. Many homeowners have dealt with issues related to improperly fitted toilets leading to frequent clogs, unpleasant smells, unlevel fixtures, cracked porcelain, water leaking, water damage and more.
A properly installed toilet will cause you fewer hassles and issues for years to come. Contact 180 Plumbing & Heating if you have a toilet purchased that you need to be installed, or if you are ready to replace your existing toilet and are debating what fixture to purchase. We can assist in selecting the best toilet for each of your bathrooms and will install them flawlessly.
Different Types of New Toilets
There are several varieties of toilets available in Calgary. We are prepared to assist you in locating a toilet fixture that best meets your requirements.
Two-piece Toilet Installation
There are the most common types of toilets available and installed in homes in Calgary. They are the most affordable, and the simplest to install.
Water-concerving Toilet Installation
These toilets are designed to flush using less water per flush so you’ll save a substantial amount on your water bills over time, depending on how much you use your toilet. It’s also more environmentally friendly. You can also look at tank options that have dual flush available. This feature allows you to select an option for a liquid waste flush, which uses less water, or a solid waste flush. This option will significantly reduce the water usage of your toilet.
One-piece Toilet Installation
The tank and the bowl are joined together with the porcelain assembled in one piece with all the parts included. These toilets are easier to clean, and are preferred for aesthetic reasons, but can be more expensive. They are also more difficult to install and it’s best to hire an expert who knows what they are doing.
Comfort Toilet Installations
These are typically 17 inches high, about 3 to 3.5 inches higher than a traditional toilet height. This makes it easier to get on and off the toilet, for anyone who has mobility issues.
Benefits of Installing a New Toilet
There are numerous benefits to updating toilet fixtures in your Calgary home.
- Upgrading your toilet fixtures will save you money if you upgrade to a toilet with lower water usage to save you money on your water bills.
- You’ll enjoy freedom from issues that are typically associated with older toilets, such as clogs and leaks.
- Enjoy newer design options to enhance the style of your bathroom.
- Take advantage of new product designs that are easier to clean.
- New toilets can also be installed with soft closing seats which prevent your toilet seats from slamming.
- Consider options for toilet seat heaters or bidets attachments that can be installed with your new toilet.
Our service for installing toilets includes the following
If you’ve purchased a toilet through us, we’ll deliver it to your house
- Efficient installation of your brand-new toilet, including the wax ring, seat-mounting bolts, and supply lines
- Removal of the outdated bathroom fixtures
- Testing to confirm that everything is working correctly
- Tidying our worksite
Precautions when removing an old toilet and installing a new toilet
The first thing you need to do is disconnect the water connection from your old toilet. Some old homes won’t have a dedicated shut-off valve for the toilet, which is no longer to code, but this will require shutting off water to the whole house and is best done by hiring a professional plumber. Once water is turned off from the toilet, you need to disconnect the water supply attached to the toilet. When it is disconnected, it’s important to catch any water that is draining out of the tank to prevent water damage to your floors. Then the toilet tank needs to be unbolted from the bowl and removed. Then the toilet bowl needs to be unbolted from the floor and removed, but the bowl will also have water in it, so it must be removed carefully to again prevent water damage. Once the toilet has been removed, the toilet bolts and the wax seal must be replaced to install the new toilet. The new toilet is then bolted to the floor and if it is unlevel, some shims should be used to level the toilet. The tank is then placed onto the bowl and bolted together. Then new water supply from the valve to the bottom of the tank is installed and the toilet can be tested.
Alternatives to New Toilet Installations: Toilet Repairs
If your toilet is continually running, there might just be an issue with the seal on the flapper in your tank. Replacing this flapper could be all that’s needed to fix this issue. There is also an overflow tube in the tank that might be causing the water to continually run and fixing the tank float to correct the water level in the tank could help correct this problem. If you have these issues, don’t hesitate to contact our team for an assessment. If we can help you avoid the hassle and expense of a new toilet installation when you are not ready to undertake this kind of upgrade, we will help troubleshoot and solve your toilet issues with toilet repairs. If the problem with your toilet cannot be fixed, we will also help with a new toilet installation.
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