This job can be more straightforward than it first appears, although busy city dwellers may prefer to find a plumber to do the job for them. Here is how to start the job:
o Clean the toilet bowl thoroughly. Turn off the water supply. Flush the toilet and remove any water left over in the tank using a cloth or sponge. Remove the tank, which should bolt to the bowl and may secure to the wall as well. Wearing a facemask and plastic gloves, sponge out the water from the bowl until it is dry. Put a wet cloth into the bottom of the bowl to prevent unpleasant smells.
o Loosen off the drain coupling at the rear of the toilet, unbolt it from the floor and gently remove the old installation. Immediately place a damp cloth in the drainpipe to prevent the smells from coming out again. Plumbers in London usually insist that nobody uses toilets or drains anywhere else in the home where they are working, because this makes the odours worse for them.
o Carefully remove the old parts to a convenient place outside the house, and mop up any mess before continuing. Does this sound too much for you to do? You could always get plumber quotes at Mr-Skill instead.
The odors that you smell when removing an old toilet, are usually obscured by the water in the trap at the bottom of the bowl. It is essential that you wear a face mask that protects your nose and mouth, and plastic gloves to protect your hands from cuts, if you wish to avoid infection.