There are plenty of tasks around your home that you’ll need to hire a professional plumber to complete. But if you consider yourself handy, there are several plumbing tasks and repairs that you can do yourself without hiring a plumber. Doing small plumbing maintenance and repair tasks yourself will save you time and money.





Toilet Removal


Replacing a toilet is one plumbing task that you can do yourself in just a few easy steps. The first step in replacing a toilet is to shut off the water supply to the existing toilet. Then remove the lid and drain the tank. Next, remove the caps and nuts from the base of the toilet bowl. To do this you’ll probably need an open-ended wrench or a pair of needle-nosed pliers. After you have removed the caps and nuts, you’re ready to remove the existing toilet. Place a rag into the drain opening to prevent sewer gas fumes from entering your home. After you’ve removed the old toilet, you’re ready to install the new one.


Toilet Installation


The first step in installing a new toilet is to install new bolts and a new wax seal. But make sure you remove the rag from the drain opening before you do this. The next step is to attach the new tank to the new bowl. Put the tank seal in place before you place the new tank on the bowl. Put the tank bolts in the proper holes and tighten them. Be careful not to over tighten the bolts. If the bolts are too tight, the toilet will crack. It’s a good idea to attach the bowl to the floor before installing the new toilet tank. Set the tank and bowl onto the new wax seal. Remember to line up the mounting bolts with the mounting holes in the toilet bowl. Then tighten the nuts on the toilet bowl so it isn’t wobbly. Connect the new supply tube to the new toilet tank. And finally, attach the seat to the new toilet using the bolts that came with your replacement toilet. Now, your new toilet is ready to use.


I’m Not A DIY-er (Do-It Yourselfer)?


Sounds too complicated? Want to hire a professional plumber instead of installing a new toilet yourself? Finding a plumber in your area is simple. Just do a quick internet search for plumbers in your area. If you’re looking for an Alexandria plumbing company, for example, just type those key words into your search engine. Another easy way to find a professional plumber in your area is to ask your friends, family, or your neighbors for a recommendation. Word of mouth is a great way to ensure that you’re hiring an experienced and qualified plumbing professional to install your new toilet. Hiring an experienced plumber is the best way to ensure that the job is done correctly. Hiring a professional plumber also eliminates the need for further repairs if you make a mistake when you try to do the repair on your own.