If you’ve ever sat down on the seat of your toilet and it felt a bit wobbly, it is possible that a toilet flange repair is necessary. Fortunately, this is a fairly quick job and you can fix it yourself and we have the following tips to help.
The process of toilet flange repair starts when you turn off the water line. You’ll need to flush all of the water out, remove the toilet, and remove the water line from the tank itself. Keep in mind that you’re going to want a bucket and towels handy just in case you didn’t get all of the water removed the first time. You can also use a wet-dry vacuum to get all of the water out as you work.
From there, pull the nuts on each side of the toilet’s base; they actually attach to the flange. You may need a saw to cut them off if they seem a bit rusty or hard to get loose. Tilt the toilet so you can actually move it.
Get rid of any wax ring residue from the current toilet flange. Repairing this piece of the toilet will demand that you install a new one anyway. Put the new toilet flange in, making sure that the mounting bolts are facing upward. Screw it to the subfloor then put the new wax ring in. You’ll want to guide the toilet back down, tighten the bolts and reattach the supply line. It should be working just fine at this point, but check for any leaks over the next few days.
If things seem a bit too complicated and you’d rather have the professionals handle it, feel free to give us a call right away! We’ll be happy to handle your toilet flange repair or any toilet leaks. Proudly serving the Tempe, Phoenix and the surrounding area!