What to Check before Installing a New Toilet in London

Updated on Monday 27th July 2020

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No matter if you want to replace an old toilet or just moved into a new building, there are certain aspects to check before setting up a new toilet in London.

In this article, our plumbers in London explain a few of these aspects which are important to be aware of beforehand.
 

Initial measures taken by our plumbers in London


Before installing a new toilet, our plumber in London will make sure to disconnect the water at the shutoff. 

Then, he will flush the existing toilet to get rid of the water from the toilet tank and bowl. To completely empty the bowl of water, our local plumbers will utilize a force-cup plunger to allow it to go into the drain pipe.

Afterwards, the supply pipe from the base of the tank is disconnected.
 
Next, the old toilet is removed by our plumbers in London. To do that, the trim caps from the toilet base are popped off.

Then, the nuts and washers on the closet bolts are loosened and removed. The toilet is gently rocked back and forth until it can be lifted.

After the old toilet has been removed, there is an open line to the sewer system. A rag is stuffed into this hole so that sewer gases do not protrude into the house.
 

How can plumbers near me take the correct measurements?


An important aspect to consider before installing a new toilet in London is taking the correct measurements.

Our emergency plumber in London will attentively measure to make sure the new toilet will fit in the same place as the old one.

The measurements are begun from the wall behind the toilet to the center of the bolts at the toilet base. In case the current toilet has four bolts, the measurements are effectuated at the center of the back bolts.

This measurement is called the rough-in measurement. For a custom toilet, it should be between 11 inches (29.94 cm) to 13 inches (33.02 cm).

This measurement is kept in mind when acquiring the new toilet with the help of our experienced local plumbers.

For more on how to install a new toilet, for any plumbing services in London, we kindly invite you to get in touch with our team of local plumbers.
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