Some people claims that bidet is a great addition in their bathroom.
On user of bidet say in a social media forum that:
Absolutely! I switched a year ago and haven’t touched toilet paper since. It’s cleaner and leaves me feeling cleaner. You can get portable bidet bottles for travel too. They work great.Credit to quora
But, some time in order to replace a bidet toilet seat, or to remove a standalone bidet people asked can they themselves remove a bidet.
In this article I will briefly guide the whole process in simple steps, So let’s move on;
If there is no water damage, the removal process is simple. Disconnect the hoses, remove the screws, and lift the bidet out
Bidets are a great way to improve your hygiene, but what do you do if you want to remove them? This guide will show you how to remove a bidet without damaging your bathroom or causing any leaks.
Removing a bidet can be a simple process. Still, it is important to disconnect the hoses and remove the screws before lifting the bidet out of the bathroom. It is also important to turn off the water supply before starting to remove a bidet or bidet converter kit.
Factors to consider before removing a bidet / bidet converter kit
It is important to think through a few things before you decide to remove your bidet. The first thing you should consider is how frequently you use the bidet. How easy is it to access the water supply? Are there sufficient spaces in your bathroom for you to make use of a bidet?
If you don’t use the bidet very often, it might not be worth the hassle of removing it. If the water supply is difficult to access or you don’t have enough space in your bathroom, leaving the bidet in place might be better. However, suppose you’re happy with your bidet, and you have no problems accessing the water supply. In that case, there’s no reason to remove it.
Tools and Materials Needed:
- Flathead screwdriver
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Channel locks
- Teflon tape
- Wrench or pliers
- Safety glasses
Steps to take when removing a bidet bidet converter kit
Removing a bidet seat or bidet attachment can be a little tricky, but it is doable if you follow these steps. While removing a bidet combo toile seat require extra effort and cost, and if you are not familiar with plumbing work, then I will recommend to hire a professional plumber for this job.
Below, I provide detailed instructions for each;
How to remove a bidet seat or attachment and Install a new bidet seat or attachment.
You can easily remove a bidet toilet seat/ attachment. However, there are a few things you’ll need to know before getting started.
The first step is to shut off the water supply to the bidet by turning off the valve behind it. This will prevent any accidental leaks.
The next step is to disconnect the water supply hoses. Generally, there is a cold and a hot water hose.
After that find the screws holding the bidet converter kit in place. The screws are usually located underneath the toilet seat. Once you’ve found them, use a screwdriver to remove them.
Next, you will need to detach the bidet converter kit from the toilet seat. Simply grab the front and back of the bidet converter kit and pull it out of the toilet. Take care not to damage the attachment or the toilet seat while doing so.
Note: there are some Electric bidets seats that are bit complicated to install.
After detaching the bidet converter kit, you can dispose of it. Before replacing the toilet seat, clean the area where the bidet was attached.
Once the bidet seat is free from the toilet, you can set it aside and prepare to install the new bidet seat /attachment. Apply a Teflon tape coating to the threads of the new bidet kit, then connect the water supply hose and tighten the clamp with a wrench or pliers. Finally, attach the new bidet converter kit and secure it in place with screws. Once it is in place, turn on the water and look for leaks.
It’s that easy! Don’t hesitate to ask a plumbing professional if you have any questions. They can assist you with your questions.
How to Remove a Bidet toilet combo.
The process for removing a bidet toilet combination is a bit more complicated.
First, turn off the water supply to the bidet. There should be a shut-off valve near the bidet.
Secondly, look around the back and sides of the bidet for any bolts connecting it to the floor.
Now, remove the bolts that hold the bidet in place. There should be four or six screws, depending on the model of the bidet.
Next, disconnect the hoses from the bidet. There should be two hoses – one for hot water and one for cold water.
Often, a sealant material is used to attach the bidet to the floor. It would be best to have a good scratching tool to break the sealant. Once that is done, lift the bidet straight up and release it from the bolts.
Carefully remove the bidet from the bolts without damaging the bathroom fixtures. If there is water damage, cleanup will need to be done before the removal occurs. Once the bidet is removed, the plumber can do the necessary repairs.
If there is no water damage, the removal process is simple. Disconnect the hoses, remove the screws, and lift the bidet out of the bathroom.
Since some bidet materials are heavy, ask someone to help you. If you don’t feel comfortable removing a bidet on your own; you can hire a plumber to do it for you.
The cost of removing a bidet toilet seat or a bidet converter kit.
The cost of removing a bidet toilet or bidet converter kit depends on different situations. Uninstalling a bidet conversion kit (bidet seat and bidet attachment) is easy and takes little time and cost. You can do it yourself easily. All that is required is Teflon tape and spare parts, if any.
However, removing a bidet toilet seat or a standalone bidet requires some additional costs, which do not exceed $100.
In cases of water damage, the removal cost might be up due to some extra work done in the bathroom, such as repairing the floor, wall, drains, and pipes. However, if there is no water damage, the cost will be much lower.
The process of removing a bidet toilet seat or bidet conversion kit is not complicated. However, the removal of a bidet toilet and a bidet converter kit are two different procedures. Thus, you can easily remove the converter kit and replace it in less than 30 minutes for the converter kit.
The process of removing a bidet toilet seat took far more time and effort. You can do this yourself, but a professional is needed when it comes to replacing and repairing bathroom tiles, pipes, and drainage.
FAQs- How to remove a bidet
How do I remove a bidet seat/attachment?
To remove a bidet seat/attachment, you will first need to locate the mounting bolts that secure it to the toilet. Using a wrench or pliers, unscrew the nuts that hold the bolts in place. Once the nuts are removed, you should be able to lift the bidet seat/attachment off the toilet.
Can I remove a bidet toilet combo myself?
Yes, it is possible to remove a bidet toilet combo yourself, but it can be a complicated and time-consuming process. You will need to turn off the water supply to the toilet, remove the tank, disconnect the water supply line and drain line, and then unscrew the bolts that hold the toilet to the floor. It is recommended that you consult a professional plumber if you are unsure about how to proceed.
Do I need any special tools to remove a bidet?
You will typically need a wrench or pliers to remove the mounting bolts on a bidet seat/attachment, and a screwdriver or wrench to remove the bolts that hold a bidet toilet combo to the floor. Depending on the model of the bidet, you may also need other tools such as a drill or saw.
Do I need to turn off the water supply before removing a bidet?
Yes, it is important to turn off the water supply before removing a bidet to prevent water damage or flooding. Locate the shut-off valve behind the toilet or under the sink and turn it clockwise to shut off the water supply.
Are there any safety precautions I should take when removing a bidet?
It is important to wear gloves and eye protection when removing a bidet seat/attachment or bidet toilet combo to protect yourself from sharp edges and bacteria. You should also be careful not to damage any of the parts or components of the toilet or bidet during the removal process.
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