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