Toilet Installation in New Construction, What Could Go Wrong?

Execute a toilet installation in new constructions properly! It all comes down to the flange and sealing your toilet. With correct installation, you avoid major issues down the road. New buildings need Las Vegas plumbers to ensure bathrooms are ready for use. Get details on how to install a toilet flange in new construction and why a licensed plumbing contractor gets the job done right the first time.

Bathrooms and Plumbing

Bathroom plumbing finished correctly bypasses many problems in the future, so make sure to install new toilets neatly and thoroughly. If installed clumsily and hastily, it could result in immediate and long-term repercussions. If you don’t get it right, flooding may occur, water leaks behind walls result in mold (especially if it goes unnoticed), and other potential hazards. If you have an older home and see signs of leaking, you may need to look at a home repiping project.

What To Expect When Installing

It all begins with the toilet flange. The advantage of installing this hardware in new construction is you don’t have to deal with corroded hardware, uneven surfaces, or old plumbing. The toilet’s end location should have a hole for the flange. A licensed plumbing contractor will prepare the pipes, including measuring their distance and diameter, cutting them, and deburring. Next, they install the flange, which involves testing the fit, drilling holes for flange screws, priming the material, applying cement, and inserting and bolting the flange down. 

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What Can Go Wrong at Each Step?

We recommend leaving it to the professionals because your toilet plumbing must meet several considerations. When preparing the pipe, it needs to be 10 or 12 inches away from the wall. Too close or too far away and your toilet won’t fit properly and won’t be flush. The pipe diameter must match the toilet, too. Usually, it comes in 2-inch or 4-inch sizes. If you get the wrong size, you must redo your work to accommodate the correct size.

When it comes to cutting, measure twice and cut once. The pipe must be completely flush with the floor – flat, not sticking up, and not recessed. A perfect cut results in the weight of the toilet transferring to the floor instead of the pipe and preventing leaks due to a gap. 

The flange relies on correct placement, too. When installed above the floor, the toilet will wobble. Installed too low, and the wax seal will eventually break down. Both problems result in leaking. It takes a lot of work to fix a flange seated too high or too low, which is why a licensed plumbing contractor does it right the first time. 

Having issues with leaks? Read here about how to fix leaky pipes.

Why Get Professional Help?

Skilled professionals provide experience and speed to your project. With their help, the job gets done right. Licensed plumbing contractors reduce the risk of leaks that turn into bigger problems. A leak due to poor installation cause mold and structural issues. If you need help with a toilet installation, contact Sin City Plumbing today, or give us a call at (702) 431-6502.

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