What exactly is a toilet seal?
A toilet seal is a gasket made of a ring of wax and is on the bottom of the toilet, where the toilet is set on the floor.
Why are they important?
A toilet seal helps prevent damage to the floor. Without it, the toilet could create scratches and damages on the floor as well as on the toilet.
Where can you get a new toilet seal?
A new seal can be bought at a hardware store for an inexpensive price.
What type of toilet seal should you buy?
The recommend seal should have a core of soft urethane foam because it does a superior job of conforming to the toilet and the flange.
When do you need a new toilet seal?
A new toilet seal is needed if you notice damage or wearing on the seal or if the seal begins to leak. When replacing the seal, make sure it is at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit so the wax will be workable.
What do you do before starting the process?
Wear rubber gloves and get a blanket or piece of large cardboard ready for when the toilet is removed. You could also purchase silicone caulk in case you want something additional to strengthen the connection between the toilet base and floor for support.
How do you replace the toilet seal?
First, you must remove the toilet from the floor. Replace the seal, and then assemble the toilet again. Although it may seem a little daunting or overwhelming, it is pretty simple with these simple steps.
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Quick question & answer: Why is a toilet seal important?
A toilet seal is important because it helps prevent floor damage. Without it, the toilet could create scratches and damages on the floor as well as on the toilet. You can purchase a new seal at a hardware store inexpensively. The seal should have a core of soft urethane foam because it conforms well to the toilet and flange.