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How Much Does It Cost to Install a Toilet in Florida? 

The final cost of toilet repair and replacement can be affected by a number of factors.

Here are some of the most common factors that can impact the price of a toilet installation:

  • The Type of Toilet You Choose
  • If You’re Replacing an Old Toilet or Moving It
  • The Condition of Your Home’s Plumbing System
  • The Plumber You Hire

Find out how each of these factors can impact the cost and how to get the best value when shopping for a new toilet.

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The Type of Toilet You Choose

There are tons of options when it comes to toilets. Handicapped accessibility, water efficiency, installation style, and other design features can all impact the final cost of a toilet replacement. Below is a look at the specific features, how they may impact price, and the benefits of spending a little more upfront to save long-term.

GPF and Efficiency 

Upgrading to a more efficient toilet could help you save money. The federal standard for new toilets is 1.6 gallons per flush (GPF), but new toilet technology means you can go as low as 1.28 GPF with no performance loss.

As with all high-efficiency appliances, more efficient means more expensive to buy and less expensive to operate.

Did you know that older toilets can often have a GPF rating of 6 or higher? Since toilets are typically the single largest water user in a home, running the numbers to see how much you could save by eliminating nearly a third of your water usage is important. Check the rim of your current toilet to see what GPF you have installed. If it's high enough, upgrading to a substantially lower GPF could be a quick way to save. If you already have an energy-efficient model, remember that you'll want to at least match that number to avoid seeing a spike in your water bill.

Toilet Design Features 

When shopping for toilets, the design can also play a big role in determining the price. Toilets come in all shapes and sizes. Some of the most basic choices include selecting a two-piece or one-piece design.

  • One-piece toilets: One-piece toilets are easier to clean, heavier than two-piece models, and require less maintenance but are more expensive. If you can afford one, these are often worth the upgrade.
  • Two-piece toilets: Most homes have two-piece toilets where the tank is separate from the toilet bowl. These models are economical, often comfortable, and come in various styles.

You'll also want to consider bowl height when selecting a toilet. Taller toilets are a bit pricier but are easier for adults to sit on, which is particularly important in Florida, where many seniors choose to retire. Elongated bowls also improve seat comfort, but that bowl shape adds extra to the initial install price.

Flushing Technology 

For home toilets, you'll typically select gravity-flush toilets (by far the most common option in the U.S.) or pressure-assisted toilets.

  • Gravity-flush toilets: Gravity-flush models wash away waste using the flushing power generated by gravity as the water falls from the tank through the toilet bowl. These models are inexpensive and require minimal maintenance.
  • Pressure-assisted toilets: Pressure-assisted models may leave the tank off altogether and use extra air pressure to generate a powerful flush. These more expensive models also require more maintenance but rarely leave you reaching for the lever to double flush, so there's no re-do on the 90s low-flow toilets that left many Floridians flushing again and again.

Whether You're Replacing or Moving the Toilet Location 

The cost of moving plumbing is relatively high, while simply replacing a toilet in its existing location is quick and straightforward. Unless there is a good reason to do so, you'll probably want to leave the placement alone—unless your plumbing is in poor shape anyway.

Condition of Your Home's Existing Plumbing 

If your plumbing needs replacement, you'll likely be paying a lot more for a new toilet.

If your plumber needs to replace pipes, reinstall plumbing that wasn't installed correctly, to begin with, or make any other alterations to allow for toilet installation, expect the bill to go up. After all, the labor and material cost will also rise whenever a plumbing issue goes along with the fixture replacement.

The Plumber You Hire 

Every plumbing contractor's bills work a little bit differently. Who you hire is likely to affect the price you'll pay.

Exceptional, experienced contractors who do high-quality work charge for that expertise. Discount plumbers charge less, but may take shortcuts or lack the experience to handle a problem they run into during the installation. If you don't want to pay for toilet installation twice for the same toilet, you'll want to work with good contractors.

How do you find good contractors with experience installing toilets in Florida?

  • Look for companies with a long business history. You'll want a plumbing company that's been around for at least 10 years. After all, if something goes wrong with your installation three months later, you want to be able to get in contact with the installer.
  • Verify the license and insurance information. Licensing and insurance mean that the company is operating as legally required and with the proper experience in plumbing. If there's no license number, it's probably not worth even asking for an estimate. If there is, be sure to check the number and make sure it's in good standing.
  • Check the reviews. What other customers say about their work is likely to be a peek at what you'll get when you work with a company. Good reviews typically mean good service.

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