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May 04 2023

How to Install a New Toilet Seat

Setting up a new toilet seat is an simple home improvement task that can instantly transform your bathroom's atmosphere. At Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air, we offer reliable services for local clients including new toilet installation, repair, and replacement. If you’re ready to say goodbye to shaky and squeaky toilet seats and hello to a comfortable, secure, and stylish upgrade for your bathroom sanctuary, keep reading. This guide will walk you through the process of selecting the right toilet seat and the necessary steps to install it with ease.

Tips for Buying the Right Toilet Seat

When shopping for a toilet seat it’s important to consider the size and shape of your toilet bowl to select options with the proper dimensions. Material choices are crucial so opt for a high-quality durable model that will ensure longevity but is also easy to clean. Soft-close hinges are a valuable feature to prevent accidental slamming and reduce noise, while quick-release mechanisms facilitate effortless removal for cleaning purposes. Don't overlook comfort and aesthetics. Explore various designs, colors, and cushioned options to find the perfect match for both your personal preferences and bathroom decor.

How to Install a Toilet Seat

Mounting a toilet seat can be an uncomplicated and direct do-it-yourself project if you have the right tools and techniques:

  • Begin by gathering the necessary supplies, including a new toilet seat, adjustable wrench, screwdriver, and, if desired, a pair of gloves.
  • First, remove the old seat by lifting the hinge caps and using the adjustable wrench to loosen and remove the nuts underneath the toilet bowl.
  • Once the old seat is detached, clean the area thoroughly to ensure proper placement of the new seat.
  • Next, align the mounting holes of the new seat with those on the toilet bowl and insert the provided bolts.
  • Secure the bolts with the corresponding nuts, hand-tightening them first, then using the adjustable wrench to ensure a snug fit. Be cautious not to overtighten, as it may cause damage to the toilet or seat.
  • Finally, close the hinge caps and test the seat for stability and alignment.

When to Call a Professional Plumber

While installing a toilet seat or handling minor toilet repairs can often be a manageable DIY task, there are instances when calling a professional plumber becomes necessary to ensure safety and proper functionality. If you encounter issues such as a persistently leaking toilet, unstable toilet bowl, or damaged flange, it's wise to seek expert assistance, as these problems may require specialized tools and experience. If you're upgrading to a new toilet or have a unique toilet model with complex installation requirements, professional plumbers can guarantee a seamless and efficient process. Also, in situations where you suspect underlying issues with your plumbing system, such as frequent clogs or slow flushing, consulting a professional can help diagnose and resolve the root cause, preventing potential damage to your property and maintaining a functioning bathroom.

Is it Time to Invest in a Toilet Installation or Professional Plumbing Service?

Do you need help with a toilet seat installation, toilet replacement, or another professional plumbing service? Call Rooter Hero Plumbing today. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is ready to help make your home improvement projects a breeze. Contact our office to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.

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