6 Simple Steps to Bidet Installation in Australia - izen-bidet-au

6 Simple Steps to Bidet Installation in Australia

Bidet toilet seats are affordable alternatives to standalone models that are designed to fit onto your existing toilet and installing them is easier than you might think. To make out the process simple we have broken out the installation into 6 simple steps which apply to most bidet seats on the Australian market. If you don’t have one yet, check out our website to find the best toilet seat bidets for buying advice and recommendations.

Tools needed to fit a new toilet seat

You just need a couple of tools to replace your old toilet seat with a bidet seat such as measuring tape, pliers, a set of spanners, and a new or replacement bidet toilet seat. 

Now, follow the below steps to complete the installation

  1. Clean the area

Be prepared to work in what is a fairly germ-laden area. Use an anti-bacterial spray to clean the toilet seat area as most common bacteria will be found in toilets. 

  1. Wear gloves

Wearing gloves helps you to protect yourselves from germs and viruses, while taking it off coat your hands lightly with a barrier cream such as petroleum jelly to trap the bacteria that can be rinsed off from your hands when the job is done.

  1. Measure the toilet bowl

Toilet seats usually come in round-ended, D-shaped, and pointed oval shapes and it is important to understand the type of toilet seat you have. Before starting the installation of the new bidet toilet seat ensure your new toilet seat will fit accurately to the existing toilet bowl.

How to measure?

Measure the distance between the fixing holes at the back of the toilet 

Measure the width of the toilet from the widest point

Measure the distance between the front of the toilet and the point directly between the fixing holes at the back of the toilet

Measuring and noting down these numbers will give the accurate shape and measurement of your toilet bowl.

  1. Remove the old toilet seat

If your toilet has an old toilet seat, you’ll need to remove it. Using a winged nut, or nut and bolt under each side of the pan helps to lift the old toilet seat. Usually, the winged bolt can be plastic or metal, twiddling them off can lift the old toilet seat. You can offer a quick clean by squirting the whole area with an anti-bacterial spray.

  1. Fit the new toilet seat

Modern bidet toilet seats have a bracket, a piece of studding, a washer, and a plastic nut. Fit the studying underneath the bracket, then slide the washer into place to cushion the nut, and finally add the nut. Fitting the nut changes depending on the location of your toilet and its plumbing. 

Before tightening the nut, ensure that you can lift both the seat and the lid to rest against the cistern and lower the seat to check that the contact points rest against the top of the pan. For the perfect fitting, ensure that the seat sits evenly around the edge of the bowl.

  1. Position it correctly

Rotate the hinge plate to get the fixing bolts into their holes and moving the entire toilet seat either forward or backward can rest the seat against the cistern without falling through 180 degrees.

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