DS Plumbing can help with all of your toilet installation needs. Whether you’re installing a new toilet, or even moving your soil stack to a better location in your bathroom during a renovation, our professional plumbing experts are fully qualified to do everything you can’t do yourself.
If you live in Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Stittsville, Dunrobin, Orleans, Barrhaven, Manotick, or Greely we can help!
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Toilet Brands We Carry
There are lots of good toilets out there, but we’ve noticed consistently great performance from:
Gerber designs and manufactures exceptional toilets that flush well, save water, and have highly durable parts. Recently, the Westin hotel chain chose the Gerber Avalanche for its hotels after extensive testing. Available in many styles, colours, and feature sets, you can have a Gerber quality in your home no matter what your needs may be.
Professional Toilet Installations From DS Plumbing
A professional toilet installation insures worry-free operation for many years to come.
DS Plumbing provides a level of experience, integrity and care that can’t be beaten. Our 100% satisfaction guarantee and predictable pricing model will mean no guesswork and complete peace of mind. Our courteous, professional technicians will leave your home as clean as when they arrived.
DS Plumbing can install any toilet that meets local code:
- We can supply a toilet for you, or install a toilet you purchase yourself. We recommend Mondeau and En Suite in Ottawa as providers of good quality toilets in a range of styles.
- If we supply the toilet for you, we can take your old one away for you for free*. (We can also provide removal for a fee if you are supplying your new toilet). While we would love to donate old toilets to Habitat for Humanity, in most cases working older toilets do not meet current standards and cannot be installed in other homes.
We believe in doing things the right way to help prevent future problems.
How to Tell A Good Quality Toilet
Good quality often cannot be seen with the naked eye, but you can ask your provider about these signs:
- A brand with a good track record.
- The toilet has a MaP rating (a score of 500 or above). MaP is an independent 3rd party testing organization.
- The ability to flush 600 grams should be good for most situations. Some models can flush 1000 grams or more, and while these are less likely to block, most people will not need this kind of flushing power.
- Most new toilets should have a fully glazed trapway of a uniform diameter all the way through.
- The flushing and other mechanical parts are made of good quality parts.
Some aspects of toilet design are dependent on the individual and their needs. For example:
- Seniors or people with back or knee issues may require a toilet at a taller height.
- People in wheel chairs may need a toilet installation that can withstand occasional bumping of the wheelchair into the toilet.
When Is It Time to Get a New Toilet Installation?
Here are some signs that you should call a plumber for a repair or possibly a new toilet installation:
- If you notice any rocking or movement of the toilet when you sit, the connection between the toilet and the soil stack may be loosening. A little bit is OK, but once it gets to a certain point leaks are imminent. (Please don’t confuse a loose toilet seat with a loose toilet!)
- Wetness, a dark stain or a water mark around the base of the toilet, especially if this becomes darker over time.
- If the ceiling below the toilet is warped or discoloured, that’s a sure sign of a leak in progress.
- Seepage from around the sides of the bowl.
How Long Do Toilets Generally Last?
If you buy a good quality toilet today, you can expect it to last 10 – 30 years. This can vary depending on the quality of your water and what kinds of chemicals you are using for cleaning. Chemicals in city water can be hard on rubber and plastic parts, and in rural areas the calcium in hard water can create deposits.
Most toilets are made of porcelain, which is extremely durable – it’s the mechanical parts that tend to break down. These parts, like the rubber flapper, can last anywhere from 5 – 10 years.
Toilets are better designed and engineered today than ever before. You can get models that require much less water to flush, unlike the old 20 L or 13 L per flush models of a few years ago. Good toilets today are more reliable, but as always you get what you pay for.
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* Mid-range and premium toilets qualify.