Replacing Toilet Flanges becomes necessary when there’s a leakage in the bottom of the toilet.
Do you happen to notice any water leakage from the base of your bathroom toilet? If yes, then maybe you are looking at replacing a toilet flange. But what are these Toilet Flanges actually? Also known as the closet flange, it is a pipe fitting used in plumbing purposes.
Mainly, the Toilet Flanges have 2 things to take care of – to keep the toilet tightly secured to the floor and it works as a pipe fitting which connects the toilets and floor’s drain together.
There are two types of hubs the toilet flange is made of. One is a PVC hub and the other is ABS. The flange is a steel mounting on top. Apart from steel, toilet flange also come in copper, stainless steel, plastic, and brass form.
During the toilet flanges installation process, the toilet is tightly bolted and fastened to the flange. With the help of few screws, it is then secured in place. And to keep the toilet from leaking at the base, a layer of beeswax seal is also applied.
For proper functioning of a toilet, if for any reasons, this seal is damaged and water does seep through the small space, replacing toilet flanges is our option. If you’ve never attempted any plumbing projects before, don’t try to replacing a toilet flange alone. Ask for a friend’s help or better yet, have a professional take a look at it.