New Products for Toilet Repair
Even just a few years ago, toilet repair was a job that was messy and complicated enough that most people called a plumber rather than trying to tackle the job alone. Now, thanks to a constantly expanding line of innovative toilet repair products, even replacing a toilet can be a one-person job that is fast and easy.
Replacing or Reseating a Toilet
For most consumers, the biggest problem in replacing a toilet is the problem of setting the toilet over bolts that are long and wobbly. Not only is it difficult to cut metal bolts that are right next to the porcelain toilet, it is very difficult for one person to lower the toilet into place with bolts that move and wiggle. Zero Cut Bolts™ solve both of these problems because the alignment guides are held in place in a steady, upright position to easily align and set the toilet and the bolts are height adjustable will work with any toilet installation – no cutting needed.
Another problem in replacing or reseating toilets is ensuring that the wax ring is correctly set so that the toilet is held firmly into place and will not rock, slip or leak in the future. But as anyone who has ever worked with a wax rings can attest, they are a messy, imperfect, unforgiving way to get the job done. As a result, multiple trips to the hardware store are often required.
If, for example, the toilet is not seated correctly on the first try, a new wax ring must be used. Likewise, it frequently occurs that a single wax ring is not high enough to fill the gap between the toilet flange and the floor.
The Perfect Seal™ by Danco solves these problems, takes the mess and guesswork out of toilet installation and provides the strongest seal on the market. Featuring an encapsulated wax ring, the Perfect Seal forces the wax into the critical sealing zones around the flange and down the pipe. It also stabilizes the floor bolts and fits a broad range of flange heights from ½” above the floor to 1 ½” below the floor.
Fixing a Leaky Toilet
Testing a toilet for leaks may seem like a waste of time but the USEPA WaterSense program estimates that 20% of all toilets have silent, unnoticeable leaks. These tiny leaks can waste thousands of gallons of water a year and could potentially cause serious water damage to the floor supporting the toilet. To see if your toilet is leaking:
- Remove the toilet tank lid.
- Drop one dye tablet or 10 drops of food coloring into the tank.
- Put the lid back on. Do not flush.
- Wait at least 10-15 minutes, and then look in the bowl. If you see colored water, you have a leak. If not, you don’t.
If this simple test shows that your toilet is leaking, Next™ by Danco offers several products to fix the problem and, at the same time, upgrade your toilets with new features – the HydroClean® Toilet Fill Valve and the HydroRight® Dual Flush Converter. Both of these award-winning products were designed by plumbers, save water, detect leaks and can be installed in less than ten minutes without tools.
Other Next by Danco products include the HydroStop® flapper alternative, the HydroCap® wax ring cover, the HydroSeat™ toilet flange repair kit and the Total Repair® Kit. Next by Danco products are easy, hassle free solutions to your problems and are available at Amazon, the Home Depot and other fine retailers. For more information, go to nextbydanco.com.