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At first glance, a toilet looks like one of the least complex plumbing fixtures in a home. A deeper look is all it takes to realize it was just a misconception all along. A toilet is a complex fixture when the plumbing system is factored into the equation.
New Construction Toilet Installation
Our plumbers and plumbing technicians are experienced in new construction toilet installation. We employ some of the most qualified plumbers in the industry. Our customers can attest the proficiency and professionalism of every member of our New York City plumbing team.
New construction plumbing is generally completed by a team of licensed plumbers and certified technicians. A main water line is run from the municipal water meter into the home. A trench of 50 inches deep is dug for the main water line. FYI, the State of New York’s frost line is 50 inches.
With the main water line installed, a line must be run to each toilet, kitchen sink, bathtub, shower, refrigerator ice maker, and bathroom vanity. This is when the complexity of the residential plumbing system becomes obvious. The water line and sewer drain are comprised of hundreds of connections, such as elbows, adapters, pipes, and reducers until it connects to every plumbing fixture inside the home.
New toilet installation requires a water supply line, and sewage drain pipe. Emergency shutoff valves are installed in the event of a leak. Toilet installation alone takes between one to three hours. Combine this with multiple toilets, the installation will take at least seven hours to complete.
Toilets are designed with various components, including a flush valve seat, flapper, overflow tube, float, handle flush lever, chain, flapper, ballcock locknut, ballcock shank washer, and more. These components sustain minor wear and tear with each flush. With the first year of use, some of the components are already damaged beyond repair. The only option is to have them replaced. First, the problem must be identified which is where our state-of-the-art toilet diagnostic tools come into play.
A leaky supply line, flush valve, or overflow tube may go undetected for a month or until an increased water bill draws a red flag. Early detection is key to avoiding higher-than-normal water bills.
Once the culprit is pinpointed, the technician gets to work detaching it from the system. The components inside the tank are generally replaced as a whole. The reason for this is to avoid another leak or malfunction in the near future. If the flush lever breaks, the other components will soon follow. At least, this is how plumbing experts see it.
Toilet replacement is a DIY plumbing project. However, many homeowners do not have the resources to complete the task on their own. A traditional toilet weighs between 60 and 100 pounds. This is a lot of weight for one person to handle on their own. When the limited space comes into play, the difficulty of the task becomes more pronounced.
Our plumbers utilize the latest tools and equipment to replace residential toilets. The customer can choose a toilet that coordinates with their bathroom décor or a standard model. The plumber will complete the installation when the toilet becomes available.
Common Toilet Problems
- Leaky water supply line
- Broken trip lever
- Damaged fill valve
- Shutoff valve no longer works
- Cracked float ball
- Clogged trapway
- Leaky flange
- Corroded washers and nuts
- Clogged drain pipe
Less common problems include a broken toilet bowl, tank, or lid. It is unfortunate for consumers but replacement toilet lids, bowls, and tanks are rarely available. In most cases, the entire toilet must be replaced.
Contact our New York City to schedule a free toilet inspection which includes a written quote.