One thing that most homeowners don’t actively think of until it’s too late; is their toilets; unless they are building a new home, doing some extensive renovation, or something goes wrong in the plumbing system, most people don’t put much thought into toilets.
Thankfully, Home Depot offers a variety of toilets for anyone’s needs, fits anyone’s budget, and provides an installation service to make sure everything is hooked up correctly.
Not correctly installing a toilet can result in leaking and other plumbing issues that could eventually destroy the rest of your home. It’s especially suggested that toilets be replaced if they were installed in 1993 or earlier.
To be sure you choose the correct size toilet, the rough-in will need to be measured. To get the rough-in, measure the distance from the old toilet to the center of the floor bolts. If the toilet is older and has four bolts, measure from the wall to the rear bolts to get the rough-in. Standard sizes are 10,12, and 14 inches. If measurements seem to be in between numbers, round down to the nearest standard size.
Does Home Depot Offer Toilet Installation?
Home Depot offers in-home installation for any toilet bought in any Home Depot store or from their website. Ask any associate or the Service Desk at your local store about their installation services as prices vary. There may be the option to add the installation service online in some areas.
Installing a toilet on average takes 45-60 minutes, and when the installation is done through the knowledgeable team from Home Depot, you can sit back and relax while they take care of everything from start to finish.
With proper care, toilets can last up to 50 years although, it’s more probable that a newer model that uses less water and is an updated style will be desired. Some professionals even suggest
replacing the toilet every 15 years as it’s inevitable that cracks and leaks will be encountered along the way.
There are thirteen steps to installing a toilet properly if you choose to install it yourself:
- Determine which flange to use
- Pace a wax ring on the toilet
- Set the toilet bowl
- Tighten the nuts
- Cut the flange bolt to the correct size
- Install the bolt cap
- Set the tank anchor bolts
- Place the tank on the bowl
- Tighten the tank bolts
- Install the shut off valve
- Measure the supply tube
- Connect the supply tube to the tank
- Tighten the compression nut
For a more detailed explanation of each step, check out this easy-to-follow comprehensive guide provided by the Home Depot official website. They provide pictures and well-explained instructions so anyone could replace their toilet. Even though it seems easy to install a toilet, some things could go wrong during installation that could ultimately result in permanent damage to your home.
What’s Included in the Service
The toilet and the installation parts are not included in the installation price. Be sure to have all of the necessary parts on hand before installation to ensure the smoothest installation possible. The components needed are the flange or floor bolts, supply line, and wax ring. Many toilets – especially models sold at Home Depot, come with the seat, but some models don’t. Be sure that you have it ready if it isn’t included.
The toilet installation service through Home Depot includes removing the old toilet, installing the new toilet, attaching the provided flange bolts, wax ring, and supply line, testing the new toilet, and clean up. Home Depot will not install a toilet that isn’t bought from their store or website.
Additional charges may apply for drain repair or the replacement of supply lines and shut-off valves. Any specialty and concealed trap toilets can be quoted after a site visit due to the complexity of the installation. Any toilet that requires electrical work is excluded.
Warranty: A one-year limited labor warranty backs the in-home installation service offered by Home Depot.
How to Purchase the Service
If you are buying a toilet online, check out, and in some areas, you can add it to the final purchase price. In other areas, you will have to go into your local Home Depot and ask for the service from an associate or go to the Service Desk.
If you are ordering a toilet online, you will be asked to fill out this form to book an installation consultation. The number you could also call to book a consultation and speak to a plumbing professional is 1-800-466-3337.
When looking for a toilet, it’s essential to look at the cost of the toilet itself. You will have to decide if you want a single, double, unique, or touchless flush; the bowl and height must be chosen. The Home Depot has hundreds of options to choose from to fit any style and price point. Currently, the price ranges are as follows.
|Single Flush Toilet||$98 – $6,453 (Including composting toilets)|
|Dual Flush Toilet||$159 – $7,954|
|Unique Flush Toilet||$354 – $569|
|Touchless Flush Toilet||$1,101|
The labor fee that will be charged for the installation will be in addition to the cost of the toilet. After purchasing the toilet, a plumbing specialist will get back to you within 48 hours to discuss the installation fees and what to expect with the service.
Will Home Depot Install a Toilet?
Yes, Home Depot will remove the old toilet and complete the installation from start to finish for any toilet bought on their official website or store. Home Depot will not install any toilet purchased from another store or website. The plumbers will take care of everything and ensure it is installed correctly.
Not properly having a toilet installed could result in leaks, the toilet not flushing, damage to the floor – to name a few of the more significant issues.
It’s essential to invest in the installation service provided by Home Depot so you can rest easy knowing that the job is completed correctly.