December 19

How To Tighten Toilet Seat Screws

In a perfect world, toilet seat screws would never loosen and we wouldn't have to worry about anything else related to our toilet seats. 

Unfortunately, toilet seat screws often come loose which can be an annoyance. But don’t worry, they are one of the easiest maintenance tasks you can do as a tenant. 

As part of your Tenancy Agreement, undertaking minor repairs and maintenance to the property includes regularly checking and tightening your toilet seat screws. You may think that this seems like too much trouble but in fact, it is fairly simple to do. Of course, you can call a contractor to do it but this will likely cost £80 upwards.

Toilet seats may come in different brands and sizes but they all follow the same basic step-by-step guide to checking and tightening your toilet seat screws correctly.

Keeping Your Seat On—Tighten Your Toilet Seat Screws

In just a few short steps, you'll have your toilet seat screws tightened up in no time. 

  1. First, locate the screws that hold the toilet seat in place. 

These are usually found underneath the seat, just below where the seat hinges are located. These screws are what attach the seat to the toilet itself. 

  1. Straighten the toilet seat so it sits aligned to the bowl.
  2. Then, using a screwdriver, tighten each screw until the seat feels secure.
  3. Check the toilet seat and give it a quick shake. 

Then, raise it and lower it down again, checking for any wobble on the hinges as you do it. If there are none, then you’ve done a good job tightening the toilet seat screws. 

With just a few simple steps, you can tighten your toilet seat screws and have a snug and safe seat again. Really, that's all there is to it.  

But if you find that tightening your toilet seat screws has not been successful, please contact us on 01522503717 and we will be able to send out a contractor. However, if the repair needed falls under your responsibility as a tenant then you will be charged for the work. 




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