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Want to know how to install a toilet?

The first thing to do when you install a toilet is to drain your old toilet by turning the water valve completely off. Then, flush the toilet and hold the handle down until the toilet/tank is empty. There will probably be a little left over; that’s just fine. Use an old towel to soak up what is left. If you want to really go above and beyond, use a shop vacuum inside the tank. Next, you’ll unbolt the toilet and lift it up and off the top of the pipe underneath the toilet, which is called the flange. The flange will be covered in grime and other unsavory gunk, so scrub it off well. A tight seal between the flange and the new toilet is necessary, so this is an important step.

Since the flange is exposed, now would be a good time to have Need A Plumber Canada inspect it for cracks or damage. If you need a new toilet, our plumbers have a selection to choose from, right in their trucks, so you don’t have to make a trip to the hardware store. To seal the new toilet in place, Calgary plumbing companies place a thin layer of plumber’s putty and a wax ring around the exit on the toilet bowl—this will ensure no water or waste can leak out when the toilet is flushed. When you push the toilet bowl (with putty and wax ring) into place, sit or stand on the toilet to ensure it is firmly situated.

As for the tank, you need to align the cone gasket with the intake opening on the bowl. There will be a water supply hose that connects tank intake to the water valve. Put this in place and tighten the ends so water doesn’t spray or leak out. Then, turn on the water, give it a few test flushes, and you’re ready to go. If you need some help along the way, Need A Plumber Canada is just a phone call away, ready and waiting to assist you.

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