Toilet seat problems
Just below we have a list of 22 toilet seat problems & questions relating to the search you have made and hopefully, we could assist you or even give you a service by visiting emergency plumbing repairs.
We also include a review on what we believe is the best toilet seat you could buy.
Toilet seat problems, common questions
Here is a list of common questions relating to problems in regards to toilet seats.
- About toilet seats?
- What makes a toilet seat?
- What is the best toilet seat I can buy at a reasonable cost?
- Why does my toilet seat move side to side & how to prevent this?
- Where is the best place you can buy a toilet seat?
- What causes the toilet seat to get dirty & what is the best cleaning product to clean the toilet?
- Where is the best place to buy a toilet seat & can these be tested out first?
- Who’s job is it to fit a toilet seat and can a toilet seat be fitted by a plumber?
- Is having a soft closing toilet seat better than having a toilet seat that you manual close?
- What choice of toilet seats do I have and what makes can I buy from?
- Should I clean the toilet before having a toilet seat fitted?
- My toilet seat is cracked, is there any way that it could be fixed?
- Are there any recommendations on moving toilet seats & why do they come loose?
- How long does it take to fit or replace a toilet seat?
- I’m unable to get to the back nuts of my toilet seat, are there any remedies for this without taking my toilet out?
- How long does a toilet seat normally last for and how often should I replace my toilet seat?
- Who invented the toilet seat and where did the toilet seat originally come from?
- Are toilet seats unhygienic & can I get ill from sitting on the toilet seat?
- What can I catch from sitting on the toilet seat?
- Can a toilet seat be fitted incorrectly that causes the toilet seat to break?
- How much does the average toilet seat cost & what is the cheapest toilet seat I can buy?
- I need a toilet seat fitter, who am I best calling and is there any such thing as a toilet seat specialist?
About toilet seats
Before toilet seats were about, the Romans used slabs with holes and it wasn’t until the Victorian times, toilet seats came about, firstly of a luxury and then as the modern day use as they are today.
The toilet seat lid was in additional to the toilet seat towards the end of the Victorian age and was part of the evolution of the toilet seat today.
What makes a toilet seat
For a toilet seat to be classed as a today seat, it has to have an hinge or something that enables the seat to move away from the pan that could be sat upon.
What is the best toilet seat I can buy at a reasonable cost
The best toilet seat normal depends on opinion and what you are looking for & we have a dedicated page to the best toilet seat that also includes a review >> ephg.limited/best-toilet-seat-review
Why does my toilet seat move side to side & how to prevent this
If your wondering why your toilet seat is moving, there is a good chance it could be broke but not always.
Most toilet seats move because they are not fitted good enough, have come loose over time or could be broke and in some circumstance, they could just be made this way.
If you worried about your toilet seat then you could make contact with the manufacturers only if you know the name which the answer is likely to me ‘no’ unless it is printed on the toilet seat.
Where is the best place you can buy a toilet seat
There are many places you can buy a toilet seat, however in our opinion, I would say a bathroom show room is the best place to buy a toilet seat but please be aware that if your in urgent need of a toilet seat then you are likely going to find yourself disappointed.
If your looking for a quick buy for a toilet seat, you could visit one of the DIY shops that should have a basic range of toilet seats to offer but not a massive choice if your looking for that niche toilet toilet seat.
You can search toilet seats online by typing in the search terms relevant to what you are looking for and in our opinion, it may be a good idea to type in what is the best toilet seat I can buy.
What causes the toilet seat to get dirty & what is the best cleaning product to clean the toilet
The likely cause of toilet dirt, is urine, wastes, bacteria and other liquids and other time they find themselves in very tight caps such as under the hinges of the toilet seat.
To get the least amount of toilet dirt is to have a toilet seat you can easily take out with the least amount space the hinges sit upon.
Where is the best place to buy a toilet seat & can these be tested out first
The best place to buy a toilet seat has already been answered two paragraphs above.
Regarding the testing of toilet seats, this is unlikely but not always as there are many bathroom showrooms that you can sit on the toilet seat and get an idea.
Who’s job is it to fit a toilet seat and can a toilet seat be fitted by a plumber
Most people can sit a toilet seat, however, taking the old toilet seat is the hardest job due to dirt over time adding up around the threads making the threats hard to undo.
There are plenty of cleaning products that can loosen the nuts on the threat and in some case and not many, there has been no choice but to call in a professional who has the correct cutting tools for example a plumber.
When changing a toilet seat it is very wise to wear gloves to save any unneeded infections.
Is having a soft closing toilet seat better than having a toilet seat that you manual close
In the house I live in, I have one soft closing toilet seat and to manual toilet seats and I must say the soft closing toilet seat is much better and in my opinion, the soft closing toilet seat is a no brainer MUST, something I will be investigating in very soon (twice).
What choice of toilet seats do I have and what makes can I buy from
Here is a list of different types of toilet & if you feel that we are missing any, then please let us know.
- Cheap toilet seats
- See through toilet seats (Also known as clear)
- Plastic toilet seats
- Wooden toilet seats
- Manual toilet seats
- Soft closing toilet seats
- Universal toilet seats
Should I clean the toilet before having a toilet seat fitted
Cleaning a toilet seat before fitting a new toilet seat is something I have to assume people don’t do, however there are many clients that don’t want there toilet seat to show dirty if there plumber is going to replace or we could just assume that the toilet seat is cleaned on a regular basis.
The truth is, due to many years of experience replacing toilet seats, I have found lots of toilet seats to be dirty, which is one of the reasons I wear gloves and the odd occasional one would be very clean.
Personal, if I had the choice of the toilet seat replacing it, I would prefer it to be clean, wouldn’t you! So if your getting a toilet seat replaced, please respect the engineers feeling only if your able to clean the seat and we understand if you just don’t have the time.
My toilet seat is cracked, is there any way that it could be fixed
Once your toilet seat is cracked, the likelihood of the toilet seat being fixed is very unlikely as the structure of the seat is not made to take the weight of a personal and can sometimes become very dangerous.
Treat yourself to a new toilet seat!
Are there any recommendations on moving toilet seats & why do they come loose
Assuming when you say moving, we don’t mean the natural open and close position and what we really mean, they move from side to side or you can move them away from the toilet.
Most moving toilet seats are of cheap quality, however there are some quality toilet seats that move slightly due to the technology as to get the right innovation, you have to give away somewhere, however this is generally not enough side to side movement to cause any issues.
If you would like a toilet seat that moves from side to side, we have one in our recommended section what we believe is the best toilet seat 2019.
How long does it take to fit or replace a toilet seat
The toilet seat you can see in the main image above was literally fitted within 4 minutes 29 seconds and that was including the plastic wrapping that protects the toilet seat.
Taking the old toilet seat out can sometimes be a little tricking depending on the toilet seat you are taking out.
Taking plastic hinge toilet seats out can generally be the easier of toilet seats and if your taking a toilet seat out that has metal screws and nuts, and if there is any corrosion or urine build up, this could make the disconnecting a little awkward, so the time it takes can be done within 5 minutes but as long as half an hour unless you cant get to the bolts without taking the complete toilet out and this is a different matter.
I’m unable to get to the back nuts of my toilet seat, are there any remedies for this without taking my toilet out
Taking hinges of a toilet seat without causing any serious damage can sometime be tricky depending on the toilet seat that’s in place and if your lucky, the toilet hinges come apart from above and the screws can unwind.
How long does a toilet seat normally last for and how often should I replace my toilet seat
Some people have toilet seats in for the lifetime of the bathroom, cloakroom or any other type of room related to the toilet and as long as the toilet seat is left clean and safe, there isn’t any reason why there should be replace.
Who invented the toilet seat and where did the toilet seat originally come from
The hinged toilet seat as far as we know was invented in the Victorian time and was more of a novelty than something that everyone would use, however Thomas Crapper came up with the biggest inventions related to the toilet and came up with the best designs that shaped our future.
Are toilet seats unhygienic & can I get ill from sitting on the toilet seat
Toilet seats can be unhygienic if we don’t clean them often enough and lead to many illnesses, however not as many illnesses as many people think.
Toilet seats are designed to repel against bacteria leaving toilet seats for example, the public toilet seat at the side of the road most likely to be cleaner that most kitchens according to many reports, so when you next think to yourself about putting toilet paper on the toilet seat then don’t, because your opening yourself to more bacteria that is currently on the toilet seat.
What can I catch from sitting on the toilet seat
Apparently, as long as you give the toilet seat a wipe from unwanted nasties, you can catch anything from the toilet seat and when someone tells you that you can, it’s most likely a myth.
Can a toilet seat be fitted incorrectly that causes the toilet seat to break
Most toilet seats if fitted incorrectly can break as the toilet seats needs to be fitted in a central position give or take a few millimetres.
How much does the average toilet seat cost & what is the cheapest toilet seat I can buy
Many toilet seats can cost between £5 to £50 depending on the style of the toilet seat, however, if your buying a niche shaped toilet seat that is not of standard fit, you could sometime pay about £200 or even more.
If you want to buy a toilet seat that is of standard quality and is likely to last for the cost of its money, then the optimum price in our opinion would have to be about £20.
I need a toilet seat fitter, who am I best calling and is there any such thing as a toilet seat specialist
The only type of toilet seat specialist is likely going to be with the manufactures who design and build them.
The type of tradesmen that is likely to fit the toilet seat is the plumber, however, this does not make him a specialist, however, you can call them experience toilet seat fitters.
The toilet seats can be regarded as the least technical jobs and in most cases, even the apprentice on the first day should be capable of fitting a toilet seat.
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