Put A Stop To Noisy Toilet Seat Clanks With One Simple Hack

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Everyone has pet peeves in their home. It could be an irritating smell, a squeaky door hinge, or a crack in the tile. One nuisance that plagues us all is a noisy toilet seat. It can be embarrassing when you're doing your business in the middle of the night and, while you're trying to be quiet about it, you end up clanging the toilet seat against the water closet, or the lid against the seat when shutting it. 

Some toilets are actually designed to prevent this from happening with slow-falling seats that you couldn't slam even if you tried. Additionally, other toilets have stoppers that are attached to both the seat and the lid, which act as a buffer to prevent this sound from occurring. If your toilet doesn't fall into either of these categories, you can easily put a stop to the noise by adding your own buffer.

Not only is the sound of toilet seat clanks annoying, but the force of the seat dropping against the toilet itself may end up cracking it, gradually ruining the integrity of your toilet and reducing its shelf life. It can also be uncomfortable to sit on when there's nothing preventing the toilet seat from moving around. Fortunately, a few tiny buffers will take care of this for you.

You can purchase toilet buffers online and fix them yourself

Toilet buffers are tiny stoppers usually made of a material such as vinyl that stop ceramic toilets from banging against themselves and causing all that racket. Your toilet may or may not come with these buffers but if not, don't panic. You can purchase this 10-piece universal toilet buffer set for just $14 and easily install them under the toilet lid and the seat. These bumpers come with an adhesive that will hold them in place securely. Be sure to test them out by closing the toilet lid and seat before actually sitting on it.

If your toilet already has bumpers installed but they need replacing, you can fix that as well. Toilets can get old but they typically last you decades and you only need to replace your seat every five to 10 years. However, your toilet buffers can fall off or get worn out and will need to be changed as a result. You can do this by looking up the make of your toilet as each one is different. 

Some buffers are screwed on while others fit into a crevice on the toilet lid and seat. Once you determine the type of bumper you need to buy, replacing them is easy. If your bumpers are screwed in, then you'll need a screwdriver to undo them, wash the area, and then screw in the new ones. If the bumpers aren't screwed in, you can use the screwdriver to dislodge and replace them.