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How to Install a New Toilet

img 0007 3-1113vv-nvOne of the things you probably hate doing is cleaning the toilet. It’s something that you use daily, and it is one of the items in your home that is subjected to continuous dirt. Sometimes, no matter how hard you scrub, the toilet still looks dirty. When cleaning is no longer enough, have you considered replacing it? It may be something that you aren’t sure about, but wouldn't it be better to have a new toilet instead of trying to add some shine to the old one? Because of the time you spend there, bathroom remodeling is a great choice when you want to update your home.

If you want to switch out your toilet, here are some tips that will help you go about installing a brand new toilet.

1. Shut off the water supply. There is a shut off valve usually found under the back of the toilet. Flush the toilet to drain it and shut off this valve.

2. Remove the supply line that is going into the toilet. Keep a bucket handy to avoid having any residual water pooling out on the floor.

3. Remove the tank from the toilet. All you need to do is unfasten a couple of bolts that are generally under the tank.

4. Detach the toilet from the floor. If there are toilet caps, start by removing them, then loosen the bolts and remove them too. At this point you should be able to detach the toilet from the floor.

5. Cleaning up. Once the toilet has been removed you need to clean up a bit. There will be wax or sealer residue to remove, as well as other dirt. Put on gloves and scrub the area as best as you can. Degreaser may come in very handy.

6. Check the sewer drain. Before installing the new toilet make sure there is no damage in the sewer drain.

7. Installing the new toilet. Once you have cleaned up the area well and allowed it to dry up a bit, you can install the new toilet. The toilet opening needs to be fastened to the sewer drain and sealed properly. Use a wax ring that is thick enough. In some cases wax extender rings may be required. Pour a bucket of water to see that you have sealed it well enough before placing the new toilet on the opening.

8. Install the tank on the toilet.

9. Reconnect the water supply. Attach the line and the shut off valve, then turn the water back on and check for any leaks.

If installing a new toilet is daunting, consider checking with a professional. Looking for not only a new toilet but a true remodel? Get in touch with Elite Home Remodeling in Columbus, Ohio.

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