Can I Replace My Own Toilet, or Do I Need a Plumber?

Bathroom toilet replacementDo you really need an experienced plumber to install a toilet? Perhaps you’re asking yourself this question and wondering if you can do a DIY installation in hopes of saving some money. Of course, we’re all tempted to save some extra dollars, but it is important to understand what’s involved with toilet replacement before making that decision.

Installing a Toilet

Installing a toilet may seem pretty simple. However, there are quite a few steps and some intricacies that are better left to the pros. If you’re not familiar with DIY projects, especially those involving plumbing, you can make a mistake pretty easily that can result in some serious damage.

If you’re a DIY expert and you’ve worked with plumbing before, installing your own toilet is a great way to save some change. But, it’s a much better idea for the average homeowner to count on the professionals.

Reasons to Use a Professional Plumber

Knowledge and Experience 

When you hire a professional plumber to install a toilet, you’re paying for more than the installation itself. You’re paying for the knowledge and experience  and peace of mind  knowing that you are counting on the expertise of a plumber who has seen it all. In fact, professional plumbers know how to use spaces, secure the toilet into the drain hole, and avoid leaking and flooding. Professional plumbers will be able to install your toilet properly and check for pipes that may no longer be functional  all much faster than the average DIYer can.

More Costly in the Long Term

While your intentions as a DIYer looking to save money may be good, attempting to replace your own toilet without the in-depth knowledge that a plumber brings can cause more harm than good. If you cause problems with the plumbing that you’re ultimately unable to remedy yourself, you’ll end up having to shell out way more money (and time) in the long run.

Save Time

When hiring a professional plumber, you’re also hiring them for their speed and efficiency. Professional plumbers are used to working fast and tackling problems as they arise. Toilet installation can be a time-consuming process, from picking out the right toilet for the space to gathering tools and materials for the install and completing the project. The tools needed are quite extensive as well, from drills and hacksaws to caulk, wrenches, screwdrivers, and much more. If you do not already have all of these materials, you’ll need to invest in them before starting a DIY project. When you hire a plumber, they will come prepared with the necessary tools to complete the job.

If you’re looking for a professional plumber in Allen, TX, contact us today. Our family-owned and operated plumbing company has been providing quality service at a reasonable price since 1992.


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