Knowing when to replace a toilet seat, so is learning how to install a new toilet seat. You should know it is time to replace a toilet seat when it starts sliding off the toilet bowl or when the side-to-side wiggle is becoming too much or when it has cracked or heavily stained. An ideal toilet seat must be tight and secured. If you are unsure about choosing an ideal replacement toilet seat and installing it professionally, please contact us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown, for help.
Steps to Install a New Toilet- Choosing the Tools
Make sure the toilet seat is clean before installation. Use a recommended anti-bacterial cleaner to remove germs especially in the toilet bowl area. Make sure the hinges are also sanitized during this cleaning. Once you complete the cleaning, you should collect your toilet seat installation tools. These include; the toilet seat kit, tape measure, adjustable wrench or pliers, flathead screwdriver, and an optional lubricating oil.
Begin the Toilet Seat Installation
Remove bolt caps first, if they are connected to the toilet seat. Do this by prying them with the flathead screwdriver. Slip the screwdriver under the cap and pull the handle up to pop up the cap.
You can skip the first step if there are no bolt caps. If the toilet bowls are attached with nuts, simply attach the wrench to those nuts and turn in a counterclockwise motion to loosen them.
The next step is to remove the old toilet seat by continuing the turning of the nuts in a counterclockwise motion. Sometimes, grime and rust may not prevent the bolts and nuts from turning, simply apply lubricating oil on the nuts and let it sit for few minutes and use the adjustable wrench to turn the nuts again.
Complete the Installation of the Toilet Seat
Once the nuts or bolts have been removed, simply remove the seat and hinges and line up new hinges where the old ones were removed. Place the new toilet seat with the pre-attached hinges, then bolts into the holes of the hinges with the heads of bolt pointing up. Simply thread the nuts into each of the bolts, and make sure they come up with the bottom edge of the toilet bowl- make sure the nuts are as tight as possible with the use of your hand. You can use the adjustable wrench to tighten the nuts even more.
Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown for Easy and Affordable Toilet Installation
Sometimes, doing the toilet seat replacement may not be as effective as you want, this is perhaps the reason you should contact a professional plumber in Youngstown. We do have licensed and well-trained, and insured toilet seat installers who are familiar with all challenges associated with such jobs. Improper toilet seat installation can lead to several issues that you want to avoid. Give us a call today at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown and let us help you install top quality and reliable toilet seat.