Toilet installation and repair in Calgary

Toilet installation in Calgary can be a complicated, lengthy process and many homeowners are mistaken in thinking that they can set up a toilet by themselves. Toilet repair is also a tricky procedure that requires intricate plumbing work that only a professional can accomplish.
The most used yet most neglected item in any bathroom is the toilet. Most consumers pay no attention to the toilet until it starts to cause problems. When it clogs, leaks, or runs continuously, you should call us immediately. Our plumbers are experts in providing solutions to every bathroom-related problem in your home.
The toilets before 1980 used too much water when flushing. Almost double the amount of what we use today. Because of the “go green” campaigns and the expensive water bills we have now, it’s not a surprise why a modern toilet and a professional contractor can solve not just one but many household problems.
Old toilet? Old plumbing? Our plumbers will test all the valves and pipes for any potential problems that may come after installing a new toilet. We will maximize the entire system to help you conserve water and save money. We will install valves and pipes that are engineered to maintain the water flow toward the toilet and the waste outside the bathroom.
The next step for toilet installation includes setting up the water tank and the toilet bowl – the basics of a standard toilet. All the plumber needs to do in this process is to make sure that the fixtures, pipes and valves are closely fit together to avoid toilet leaks in the bathroom. Added to that, it would be upsetting if your new toilet does not flush properly, so, we check that before installing.
Lastly, our experts will check your new model for optimal efficiency. They will make sure that the new toilet bowl is not broken due to the installation procedures and is flushing appropriately so that it will not bring you a clogged mess or a dirty overflow. The experts at Mr. Mike’s Plumbing will guarantee that you will take pleasure in your new economical yet modern toilet.

When a New Toilet is the Right Answer

A lot of consumers think that a toilet replacement would mean excessive costs. Unfortunately, home improvements like this must not be left unaddressed. We encourage you to get in touch with us and schedule a visit by our specialists.

1. The bad flush

After functioning for years, even decades, an aged toilet naturally ceases from flushing correctly. The same is true for low-quality toilet models that flush poorly. Of course, bad flushing can head to toilet and pipe clogs.
Multiple flushes can be maddening, everyday plunger use can be infuriating, and occasional toilet spills can spell bad mood. All of these can be indicators that a new toilet should be installed.

2. Lots of water, lots of the time

Current toilet models used today consumes less water than those older toilets used before 1980. The government then was in control of the amount of water that should be used. It was attainable because the progression in plumbing technology made it possible. It was regulated before 1980 that toilets use 7 gallons of water per flush.
But then, after 1980, the government required that toilets use half of that volume per flush – 3.5 gallons. And now, high quality toilet models have been regulated to reduce that half to an almost another half per flush – 1.6 gallons. Nowadays, our expensive economy encourages us to get “greener” by conserving water. This is great especially when we consider our budget also.

3. Keeping up with modern design

Colored toilets range from powder blue to baby pink. They signify an out-dated bathroom and must go if you’re interested in having a modern bathroom. Most toilets that may have been installed about half a century ago are unappealing, wasteful, and ugly. You do not need to keep obsolete items in your bathroom. Give us a call today to repair or replace your old toilet.

Frequently Asked Questions About Toilet installation and repair

There are a few signs that indicate your toilet may be in need of repair. Look for the following:

  • Suction and Gurgling Noises: If you notice gurgling or suctioning noises coming from your other bathroom fixtures, there may be a blockage in the drain vents. When sewer gases cannot escape through vents, they make sounds through other fixtures.
  • Frequent Clogging: When your toilet gets clogged more than once a week, it can indicate a bigger problem. A faulty part or blockage within your plumbing might be the culprit.
  • Faulty Flushing: A toilet that struggles to flush is never good. An issue with flushing can come from clogged water jets or low water pressure. A professional plumber can help you out.
  • Rusty Metal Parts: Rust and corrosion on the metal parts of your toilet means they are worn out. If given the opportunity to spread, you may have to replace your entire toilet. 
  • Leaks: Ignoring a leak can create water waste, mould and structural damage. Water around the base of your toilet comes from a broken seal. Call a plumber to replace this immediately to prevent further damage.

Knowing what to look for will help you extend your toilet’s life span. If you’re experiencing issues, call the experts at Mr. Mike’s Plumbing in Calgary!

Repairing a toilet costs between $225 to almost $550. The following factors affect the cost of repairing your toilet:

  • Type: Different toilets have their own repair needs. The presence of additional plumbing lines and extra features can increase your repair costs.
  • Brand: The brand of your toilet will affect its repair costs. Higher-end models will require pricier replacement parts than their economical counterparts.
  • Location: Where your bathroom is located influences the price of repairs. Toilets on the upper floor require more complex plumbing and flooring repairs if there’s a leak.
  • Labour: A more difficult job takes longer. Repairing leaks and clogs and installing toilet flanges, wax rings, and flush valves can increase your repair costs.

Being knowledgeable about the elements of your toilet and how they work will give you a better idea of its repair costs. Call Mr. Mike’s Plumbing for a free estimate!

It generally takes between one and four hours to repair a toilet. The complexity of the job determines the duration of the repair.

At Mr. Mike’s Plumbing in Calgary, we recommend hiring a professional to replace your toilet. Our experienced plumbers understand how to use spacers, secure toilets to drain holes, avoid problems with leaking or flooding, seat the toilet, and recognize old polybutylene pipes that no longer comply with building codes. An expert can assure you that your toilet will be replaced correctly and efficiently.

Should you repair or replace your leaking toilet? You can repair a leaking toilet by calling the experts at Mr. Mike’s Plumbing. The following types of leaks are repairable:

  • Running: When you hear a running noise, your toilet usually needs a new flush valve or seal. These internal components are simple to replace.
  • From the Bottom: Your toilet will need to be removed if it’s leaking where the bowl meets the floor. However, only the seal needs to be replaced.
  • Faulty Shut-Off Valve: If the leak is coming from your toilet’s shut-off valve, it’s the only component that requires replacement to fix the leak. 

However, you should consider replacing your leaking toilet for the following reasons:: 

  • Large Cracks: Replacement is the most viable option if a crack begins forming around the toilet bowl or tank.
  • Age: Older toilets are less efficient than new models. If your toilet is leaking, consider getting a new one that uses ⅓ of the water than your current one does.
  • Remodel: When upgrading your bathroom, try replacing your toilet. A modern design that functions without leaks is better than one with leaks and years of wear and tear.

Several factors determine whether you should repair or replace your toilet. Explore your options by calling Mr. Mike’s Plumbing for an estimate today!

You should have your toilet inspected at least every two years. If you notice problems before then, call the experts at Mr. Mike’s Plumbing in Calgary today!

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