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08 May

What You Need To Know About Basement Toilet Installation

basement toilet installation in ChicagoYou’re making a worthwhile decision if you are considering remodeling your basement and doing a basement toilet installation in Chicago. Homes with basement bathrooms sell higher so homeowners are able to profit as much as eighty-five percent of their initial investment. Indeed, you can make it convenient for each household member when there’s a bathroom in the basement.


Why Build a Bathroom in the Basement

Old homes are usually built with only one bathroom. This could be a problem when you have guests coming over. Especially so when your guests are staying in your basement guest room. Are you the kind of host that would want his guest to be inconvenienced by not having a bathroom in the basement?

A Basement Toilet Installation in Chicago is a Special Project

Building a bathroom above ground is not the same as building a basement bathroom. There are additional concerns when you build a toilet in the basement. For one, there’s the concern for ventilation and lighting. There is a greater possibility of moisture in the basement than any other parts of your home.  

A basement bathroom also requires a special plumbing set-up. In the basement, a toilet will not flush successfully if not installed properly. Same thing for the sinks, tubs, and showers in the basement bathroom. This is because the sewer lines will then be higher than your basement bathroom.

A basement bathroom should have a sewage ejector installed to resolve this dilemma. To do this, a part of the basement floor will have to be excavated to save a space for the ejector.  Wastewater and solid wastes will directly go to this sewage ejector. A plumbing professional can install a sewage ejector for you. Installation is pretty complicated and should only be handled by the pros.

There is still one option, but this will be more costly. A macerating unit will be perfect for a basement bathroom. Sink and tube wastewater can also be handled if you will be able to choose the right size. A macerating unit requires no digging, unlike the sewage ejector. You will just need additional space for the pump box and the macerating unit and place this behind the toilet or in the bathroom wall. A macerating unit requires no maintenance so you’ll still be able to save money in the long run. The only cost you’ll worry about is its installation.

Your Basement Bathroom is Possible

As with any other construction project, you will need to have a plan ironed out. Also pay attention to your budget. Meanwhile, let a licensed Chicago plumber handle your basement’s pre-existing piping and wiring set-ups. Plumbers 911 Chicago can help you find a reliable local plumber who can make this dream project come true for you. Call (855) 484-3911 to ask for a free quote and to schedule an appointment. You’re on your way to add value to your home!


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