January 01

How to Install a Toilet Flange

While fixing a toilet flange is easy, the slightest miscalculation can affect the performance of your toilet. That's why Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa recommends working with a professional t ensure everything is in tiptop condition, especially when it comes to toilet installation. If you have a damaged or broken toilet flange, you can choose to complete the task on your own as a DIY project.

A plumber uses cutting-edge tools and equipment to ensure that the project is done within the shortest time possible without compromising quality. Before you can start the installation of a new toilet flange, it is essential to ensure you have a wax bowl, screwdriver, adjustable wrench, and a new toilet flange. Here are several easy steps to follow when you require toilet flange replacement.

  • Start with the T Bolts

Once you have removed the damaged toilet flange, you need to place the T bolts separately from those in your new toilet flange. Fix them in their proper slots to allow the threaded shaft to stick upward firmly, alleviating any risk of pulling through after the final adjustment.

  • Position the Toilet Flange

Next, position the new toilet flange by pressing it into the drain opening, using the T bolts to help you get the position right. Ensure that the bolts are at an equal distance from the wall so that the toilet tank can be positioned parallel to the wall. The proper position goes a long way in ensuring the toilet flange is secure and less likely to get damaged.

  • Fasten the Screw or Bolt

After you are sure that everything is in place, you should fasten the bolt or screw in the suitable holes on the floor using a screwdriver or adjustable wrench. It is vital to ensure that the fasteners are twisted gently into place and don't extend above the toilet flange. This also helps prevent issues with your toilet bowl by ensuring it seats properly.

  • Affix the Wax Bowl

This is the final, and most crucial step since the last thing you want is wastewater and sewer gas leakages in your home. The wax should be used unsparingly to eliminate any potential risk of incurring a leakage that damages your property and affects the air quality in your indoor space. Finally, fit the toilet onto the flange, and enjoy an efficient and functional bathroom.

If a toilet installation is something you'd instead leave to a professional, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa is your go-to service provider. Most DIY projects tend to waste a lot of money and time, which can be highly inconvenient and frustrating. Well, the good news is that we can have a plumber at your doorstep within a moment's notice to ensure everything is done the right way. Whether remodeling your bathroom or changing your toilet, we've got you covered. Leverage our extensive industry experience and expertise by contacting us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa and scheduling an appointment with a professional plumber. We guarantee exceptional toilet installation at a pocket-friendly rate.

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