How to Install a Toilet Seat american drain co la

How to Install a Toilet Seat

The time may come when you either want a new toilet seat or your old toilet seat is old or cracked and needs replacing. There is no shortage of toilet seats to choose from on the market. Once you've picked out your toilet seat, it's now time to install it. But how?

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  • First, you'll want to clean the toilet thoroughly so you can work in a nice environment. Once that's been done, you'll want to pop up the bolt covers, which is what holds your toilet seat down. You may need a screwdriver to unscrew the bolts or a wrench, depending on how your toilet attaches. You may need to grab some WD-40 if you have an older toilet whose bolts won't budge. Remove the old toilet seat, and recycle it if possible.

  • Next, take out your new toilet seat and the instructions, which may have pictures so you can follow along with each step. You'll want to line up the bolts and ensure proper placement. The new toilet seat should have come with all of the mounting hardware that you will need to get the job done. Place the new toilet seat nicely with the seat hinges over the holes for the bolts. Then tighten the bolts either with your hand, your wrench, or your screwdriver, depending on the model.

  • Finally, you'll want to ensure the toilet seat is snug but not overly tight on your toilet. You want it to have a bit of room to move but not too much. The best way to test this is to sit on your toilet and observe how much it moves when you do so. Once everything is tight, you're done!


While installing a toilet seat is pretty simple to do, you may still want a professional to help. If you need help with your toilet seat installation or any of our other top-rated plumbing services, give us a call. We will come to your home or business in Los Angeles, diagnose your plumbing problem, and offer a repair fast. We offer emergency plumbing services, as we understand that your pipes don't always operate on a nine-to-five schedule. If you are unsure what entails a plumbing emergency, give us a call, and we'll let you know if your plumbing issue can wait till the morning.

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