One of the most underrated ways you can improve your home while also making a big difference in your daily life is with a well-planned Mountain View toilet installation project. As local experts in Mountain View toilet installation, our team at Performance Plumbing has created this quick set of expert tips to get your project off to the right start.

Here are some of the common considerations we see among the many successful toilet installation projects we’ve been a part of.

Avoiding DIY can decrease uncertainty

Unfortunately, some people who come to us are looking for help after an unsuccessful do-it-yourself attempt that went awry. In fact, it’s not uncommon for folks to run into unexpected trouble during a DIY attempt.

Toilet installation is an inherently complex plumbing project that the average person doesn’t have a lot of experience in. When everything goes smoothly, DIY sounds like a great option, but if a snag comes up it can lead to unexpected additional costs and lengthy delays in project completion. A well-qualified professional is usually better at handling challenges that come up during the project without resulting in major setbacks.

Consider shapes and sizes

Some designs may look nice visually, but if the shape and size is not suitable for you, it can be extremely uncomfortable to use on a regular basis. Some modern or unusual designs may be appealing to the eye at first, but remember that this is a plumbing fixture that will be used multiple times per day at your home.

For example, some toilets can be too high or too low, causing discomfort while sitting. Some toilet bowls can be too wide and awkward to sit on, or too narrow. Some are not lengthy enough.

Think about others who will be using the toilet

Chances are you won’t be the only person in your household to use your toilet. If you’re living with others, they may also be using it on a daily basis if it’s in a common area.

Even if you’re not living with others, guests or anyone else who visits your home may need to use the bathroom at some point ‒ every human does, after all.

It may not sound super exciting, but choosing a toilet with a shape and size that best fits the average person may be the best choice for most people. It can also make a lot of sense if you sell the property later. That said, you or others in your life may have particular needs or may want a better fit for your own bodies, particularly if it’s a toilet assigned to a specific bedroom.

Consider additional features

The modern toilet market has a lot more options than past generations. You may want to spend some time checking out these features.

Some toilets are designed to reduce noise, for example, while others have different options for how much water should be used during flushing to help conserve water and save on your water bill.

There are still other advanced features available like bidets, heated seats, and others. Whether or not you end up wanting to get these features, it’s still good to know about them to make the most informed decision possible.

Find a solid expert plumbing professional

With so many aspects to consider, finding a reliable plumbing professional like our team at Performance Plumbing can really help you navigate through all the many choices on the market and the installation process.

At Performance Plumbing, we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have or provide any guidance that can help, so don’t hesitate to call us or send us an email and we’ll help you out right away.