Installing a toilet is difficult for anyone. However, if you have never done this job before, trying to DIY toilet installation could cause serious damage to the device, your bathroom, or yourself. Therefore, you need a professional plumber for your installation project, whether you are having a new home built, a new bathroom addition installed, or a bathroom remodeling project.
1. Easily Broken Material
First, toilets are often made of sturdy, but delicate porcelain. Therefore, if you drop a toilet, it can easily break into sharp pieces that could cause serious harm. In fact, some people have found that the toilet material can even break if a person accidentally falls onto the unit.
When it comes to toilet installation, this delicacy means that the installer must use extra caution when lifting the unit and moving it into place to prevent damage to the device.
2. Heavy Size Makes Toilet Installation Difficult
In addition to being delicate, toilets are also heavy. The weight depends on whether the toilet comes in one or two pieces. One-piece toilets can range from 88 to 120 pounds while two-piece toilets have a weight ranging from 70 to 100 pounds for both parts. The bowl alone typically accounts for most of that weight, averaging 50 to 60 pounds.
If you have every lifted a child or small adult, you will have an idea of how much a toilet can weigh. However, unlike a child, the weight is concentrated in a compact, rounded space that is difficult to grasp. Consequently, the likelihood of dropping the toilet increases for those who don’t have experience moving these fixtures. Professional plumbing contractors, however, move toilets for installation daily. They have the skills needed to properly move and place the toilet without damaging it.
3. Toilet Installation Requires Expertise to Prevent Leaks
Unless properly seated and sealed, a toilet can leak around the base or from the tank. Fixing these problems after installation is very difficult. Therefore, you want your toilet installation to be flawless. Trust a plumber to handle the job to ensure that you new bathroom fixture will last for years of proper operation without leaking.
Contact Plumbing Concepts for Professional Plumbing Contractors for Your Toilet Installation
Trust professionals for toilet installation in your new construction or existing home. Contact us at Plumbing Concepts to schedule a visit from our experts. They will evaluate your plumbing needs and help you to choose the new toilet for your home, including water-conserving low-flow or dual-flow options to reduce your home’s water use. Let our quality service and products and professional plumbers help you to have the home that you want.