Toilet fittings and utensils are easy to install. However, some fittings are installed when the bathrooms are being made or when the sanitary sets are being installed.
Sanitary sets include mirrors, showers, toilets, and sinks.
You can customize them as you like by buying your desired fittings of soap holder, brush holder, and toilet paper holder.
These fittings are of two types; one that is mounted on the wall without proper fixtures, nuts, and screws, and the other with proper fixtures and fittings in the walls.
These require drills or the use of nails for mounting the folder on the walls.
The Moen toilet paper holder comes easy to install and remove the structure. These holders do not require many mechanics, and removing them is never a problem. As long as you know exactly how to get them off.
However, these are to be handled with care as we do not want to damage the walls or the holder by applying too much force or using the wrong tools to get them off.
Let’s say that the holder needs replacing because it has been broken, or you decide to repaint or redecorate the bathroom.
You want to replace it with a new one. This article will help you know how this could be done.
Step 1: Understand The Structure Of The Holder
You need to understand if your holder is screwed to the wall or the mount that is adjusted in the wall.
This will help you assess how you can address this issue. Remove toilet paper from the toilet paper holder.
Step 2: Remove The Paper
You might want to remove the toilet paper out of the fixture or rod before you plan to remove the holder.
Step 3: Examine The Holder
Give a close look at the toilet paper holder to locate screws and nuts mounting to the wall.
You will be able to find the mounting brackets behind the face or the main structure of the toilet holder. Be mindful that you do not want to damage the walls.
Therefore, it is advised that you carry the specific set of tools with a flat face or Philip screwdriver set with each head size. In some cases, you might not find the screw.
Instead, you will see the holder slide on the mount. In that case, you will have to slide the holder off and address the mount to be removed.
Step 4: Remove The Screws
Use a flathead screwdriver or Philip’s screwdriver to remove the screws. This will depend on the type of screws being used to mount the holder to the wall.
Step 5: Look For Washers
While unscrewing, keep a lookout for washers placed on the sides of the screws.
You can use them later on while installing the new fittings. Washers create a barrier between the metal and the wall.
This also protects the wall and the product from being damaged, because of the excessive force, of holding the fitting to the wall.
Unscrew the screws holding the mounting brackets to the wall with the proper screwdriver.
If the holes are exposed, or the screw is turning but is not coming out of the hole, try turning the screw using your fingers gently and pulling it out carefully to reduce damage to the wall or broadening the holes that are already there because of the screws.
Step 6: Replace The Fitting/Holder
Carefully hold the new holder or fitting in place. Try seeing through the screw holes to see that they directly align themselves with the holes where the screw has been taken out from.
If you have a mounting bracket, you can always fix it first before putting the holder in its place.
Step 7: Screw The Nuts Back In Place
Place the toilet paper holder on the mount or the faceplate on the mounting brackets and insert nuts/screws to secure the toilet paper holder to the mounting brackets or slide the holder into place.
You can use washers to screw the nuts into place to cover any enlarged gap so that the screws keep their place and do not move.
If the screws are not set in their place, the holder will keep on wiggling and damage the drywall.
How To Remove Sliding Moen Toilet Holder?
Moen toilet holders are usually the ones with sliding mounts. These holders are very convenient to use and very presentable as well.
These hide all the screws and mounts and only give you a clear picture of the fittings installed.
Moen user manual gives you a quick round of how you should dissemble and assemble the holder back in place.
Usually, the Moen Toilet holder comes with universal mounts and can be used with different models.
Insert a flathead screwdriver to the base of the accessory/holder that you are removing. Apply a little force that releases the clips, mount, or the nuts it had been fixed on.
You can now remove the holder easily from the mount and adjust the other replacement holder on the mount.
Place the holder on the mounting bracket, up on the holes. If it has to be screwed, make sure you use rubber washers to screw the nuts tight into place.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which holder is better, the one with wall fitting or the slide on the mount?
Both holders are better to use for bathrooms. When it comes to replacing the holder, the ones with mounts are easier.
The ones with wall fitting require a lot of handling. This aspect that you don’t want to damage the wall while doing it.
What if the screws do not come out of the holder?
This could be a problem. If the screws are not coming off the wall, you might have to apply force using a blade scraper or a flat head screwdriver to release the holder fork from the wall.
Also, if this doesn’t work, you might have to get your hand messy and pull the holder from the wall. This can potentially damage the wall.
You can fill the wall later with cement sealant and change the holder’s location or install it in such a place that it hides the cement wall altogether.
How to remove the holder mount bracket from the holder when the whole piece comes off?
Moen holders are best known for slider mount. If the holder is stuck, you can always loosen up the screw to free it from the mount.
If this doesn’t work, you can always apply force with a flat head screwdriver to push the slide from the mount.
Moen Toilet holders mostly come with mounts on which the holders can slide, but this does not mean the hassle of removing them from the wall is over.
It is easier to remove the toilet holder from the wall as long as you understand the structure of how you can remove it.
You might want to keep the user manual while installing the fittings in your washrooms for help later.