Whether your toilet has reached the end of its lifespan or you want to update your bathroom’s look, toilet installation isn’t something you should take on yourself. When it comes to plumbing projects, there may be some minor repairs most homeowners can handle, but toilets require knowledge and experience to prevent leaks and ensure the proper operation of your new fixture.
Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling has been providing toilet installation in Marion for more than 50 years, and we’ve proven our dedication to quality workmanship and exceptional customer service time and time again. Our professional plumbing technicians are all certified and insured, meaning you can rest assured that your toilet will be installed quickly and effectively.
Toilet installation is a surprisingly complex job. Not only does it require precise connections to ensure your system remains leak-free, but the internal mechanisms also need to be adjusted so your toilet will flush effectively without running continuously. Our technicians have completed thousands of Marion toilet installation projects, and we’re confident that we’ll be able to handle any challenges your installation project might present.
There are several reasons why you might need to replace your toilet, including:
Any of these instances is a good reason to consider installing a new toilet, especially if you’re investing in other improvements to your bathroom. This is especially true when redoing the flooring, which usually requires uninstalling the toilet. While you can reinstall the old fixture, replacing the floor presents an ideal opportunity to replace it with a new unit.
At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we’ll help you through the entire toilet installation process. One of the most confusing aspects of installing a new toilet is deciding on a new fixture. Luckily, our experts can help you choose the right model for you, based on some important factors:
One of your first choices when selecting a new toilet is deciding between a one-piece or a two-piece design. Although one-piece models, which integrate the tank into the bowl as a single unit, are typically much sleeker, they’re also usually much more expensive. Traditional two-piece designs, made up of separate bowl and tank pieces, are much more cost-effective, if somewhat bulkier.
With advances in technology, homeowners can now choose additional options, including heated seats or automatic cleaning. Of course, selecting these “smart toilet” options also carries a hefty price tag.
This is where the range of choices can become overwhelming. There are a wide variety of bowl shape and seat height options, which impact both the aesthetics and comfort of your toilet. When deciding on these options, you’ll need to determine what matters most to your design.
There are other visual options, including the trap design and the flush handle’s location. While most toilets hide the trap within a flat molded surface, other models reveal the toilet trap’s shape—the only difference is the appearance. Your flushing mechanism can be placed on the front of the tank, to the side, or set onto the lid.
Modern toilets come in a single flush, dual flush, and touchless flush options. While single flush models use about 1 to 1.6 gallons per flush, you can use either a light or full flush with a dual flush system, depending on the type of waste you’re flushing. In a touchless flush system, your toilet uses an electronic sensor to engage the flush mechanism instead of relying on a handle or a button.
When choosing a new toilet, don’t forget to consider the cost. With each additional feature, your new toilet’s cost will tend to increase. However, with the large number of manufacturers offering products in a wide range of styles, you should be able to find a new fixture that will look great in your bathroom.
The experts at Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling can help you with all of your plumbing needs. With our experience serving the Marion community, you can rely on our plumbing technicians to get the job done right—and fast. Contact Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling today to schedule your toilet installation service.