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Toilet Installation & Repair

Kerrville & Fredericksburg, TX

Commercial & Residential Services

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Make Your Toilet Repair or Installation Easy

While toilets may not be a popular topic in social circles, they do play a vital role in our daily routine, and it’s important to keep them working properly.  We’ll look at how you decide whether to repair your existing toilet or install a new one.  And whether you decide on new toilet installation or just a repair, our pros are just a phone call away.

Are you looking to remodel your bathroom?  Our licensed plumbers can remove the toilet, replumb the sewer and water lines, and reset the toilet.

Just give us a call.  We’ll discuss the scope of the work and give you an upfront bid.

Licensed plumbers available 24 hours a day

Kerrville and Fredericksburg, TX residents can rest easy knowing the Jilly Plumbing 24 hour plumbers will be available when they’re needed.  We serve both commercial and residential customers.

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Common Toilet Problems

  • Toilet is Clogged
  • Toilet isn’t Flushing Effectively
  • Toilet is Constantly Running
  • Toilet is Leaking
  • Toilet is Rocking

Regardless of the toilet problem, our Jilly plumbers can help.  We understand toilet construction and know how to get the toilet functioning again.  In addition, we’ll let you know when we believe it would be better to replace the toilet rather than repairing it.

Reasons a toilet should be replaced

While you can find toilets that are low or moderately priced, you still probably want to get the longest life out of your current unit as possible.  So, how do you know when you should replace your toilet by installing a new one?

There are several factors to consider in making the repair or replace decision:

  1. Damage on the toilet – obviously if the toilet itself is damaged or cracked, it is best to replace the toilet. Some cracks, if they are above the water line, may be repairable, but often the structural integrity of the unit is compromise regardless of where the crack exists.
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  1. Age of the toilet – if the toilet is over 25 years old, you should consider replacing it.   Surprisingly, the technology advancements around toilets have been substantial since the passing of the Energy Policy Act of 1992.  Newer toilets have been designed with water-saving features that increase flushing power while conserving water and saving you money.


  1. Repeated Repairs Needed – as with most appliances, once your toilet requires frequent repairs, it’s time to consider replacing it with a new unit that won’t break down.


  1. Frequent Clogs – this may come as a surprise, but frequent clogs may be a sign that your toilet needs to go. A professional can help you determine if the clogging is due to the sewer lines or the toilet itself, but when it’s the fault of the toilet, it’s best to replace the unit before it overflows into your home.


  1. Toilet Design – standard older toilets were generally shorter than toilets readily available today. If someone in your household needs an ADA compliant, chair-height toilet, it may be best to install a new toilet rather than repairing a your existing one.

Considerations When Installing a New Toilet

Replacing a toilet with a new fixture seems pretty straight-forward, but there are several features to take into consideration before you purchase your replacement toilet.

  • Distance from the wall – this feature is known as the rough-in distance. Most toilets come with a 12” rough-in distance. However, if you have a very small space for your toilet, it may have been designed with a 10” rough-in.  It’s best to measure this distance before you purchase your new unit.  To determine the rough-in distance, measure from the wall to the toilet bolt on the base of the toilet.


  • Base size and design – if the flooring was installed after the toilet, it’s possible that the flooring does not extend underneath the current toilet. Look at your current flooring situation to see if you need to take the toilet footprint into consideration for your replacement.


  • Height of the toilet – if there is a ledge, window, or another obstruction above the toilet, you’ll need to make sure the height of your new unit will work with the current set up.


  • Height of the seat – toilets come in standard and tall heights. If mobility is a consideration, you will want to find a toilet that meets the ADA compliance for seat height.  This is generally around 16-17” and can easily be found on toilets in home improvement stores.


  • Toilet shape—toilets come in two common seat shapes: round or elongated. Personal comfort generally determines which shape you choose.  However, if the toilet space is small, you’ll want to be sure an elongated seat will fit without impeding door space.  The last thing you want to do is install a new toilet and find the bathroom door can’t close anymore.

Let the Pros at Jilly Plumbing Handle Your Toilet Repair

Why struggle with installing a new toilet?  Or why spend your Saturday trying to get your toilet working again?  Let the pros at Jilly Plumbing do the heavy lifting for you.

Our plumbers serve the Kerrville and Fredericksburg, TX area with satisfaction-guaranteed plumbing services including toilet repair, replacement, and installation. 

Give us a call to schedule your service today.

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