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Plumbing / October 18, 2021
At a first glance, replacing a toilet may seem like something the average homeowner can tackle on their own. The reality is that DIY toilet installation is a recipe for a plumbing disaster. Instead of taking on this complex project by yourself, call the pros with experience in plumbing services in Ottawa. At Handyman Connection, we can install your new toilet and prevent common mishaps that could happen with a DIY toilet replacement. Here’s why it’s recommended to get a professional to install your toilet.
While some minor plumbing issues may be solved and fixed by a typical homeowner, such as a leaky faucet or a clogged drain, installing a toilet requires experience and knowledge that only comes from professionals. Removing an old toilet and replacing it with a new one is a challenging job that demands expert skills in plumbing and repair.
A successful toilet installation only happens if the person doing the job has a high level of knowledge about how toilet plumbing works. They will also need specific tools to remove the old unit and place the new commode securely. Most homeowners, even the handiest ones, don’t have the right supplies to make this happen.
In some areas, plumbing work such as installing new appliances and toilets may require permits. Professional contractors and plumbers understand the permitting process and can ensure the installation is done to code.
If you skip the professional plumber and get the toilet secure, there could be potential issues from an improper installation. Plumbing problems from an improperly placed toilet can be disastrous and expensive.
First, installing a toilet wrong could result in an improper seal and a leak around or underneath the toilet. When the toilet is turned on, one mistake could cause a rush of water to leak all over the bathroom and a huge mess.
Another problem that could come from a sloppy installation is a slow leak in the pipes or under the floor area. Someone may not initially notice this and continue to use the toilet on a regular basis while it leaks small amounts of water. Eventually, the small leak will turn into a bigger problem and a costly repair bill.
Water can cause some of the worst damage possible in a home. If the toilet is not installed correctly, leaks and other issues may lead to serious water damage and mould. Once the homeowner has discovered the issue with leaks and water damage, they may need to replace drywall, flooring, pipes and parts of the ceiling below.
Tinier leaks that aren’t as noticeable can lead to mold problems over time. Some homeowners have discovered black mould building up inside of their walls and floorboards from faulty toilet installations years later. Cleaning up mold and replacing the materials with new ones can be a hit to your budget. Mould problems can also lead to health issues for children, seniors and people with asthma.
For the best possible results and to save money and time in the long run, experts also recommend homeowners use a pro to install a new toilet. Handyman Connection can quickly install a new toilet and ensure the position and placement are correct. If you’re remodelling your bathroom or simply replacing the commode, we have the knowledge and experience to get the job right.
Don’t rely on your novice repair skills to help you with toilet installation. Unless you have years of experience in plumbing, it’s best to leave this job to a contractor. At Handyman Connection, we can help you install your toilet or add custom shower tiles to your bathroom.