Pro Tips: Installing a Bathroom

Are You Looking to Install a Bathroom in Your Basement?

If you are thinking about installing a bathroom in your basement, there are a few things you need to know and do before you get started.

There’s a couple of different ways to run the plumbing in your basement. Depending on where the elevation of your incoming plumbing is, you may already have some plumbing pipes under the floor.

So, what’s the first step?

Hire a Plumbing Professional

A plumbing contractor can help you locate those plumbing pipes in your basement and help you determine if they are in a good location for your designs. You want to install the bathroom near the exiting plumbing in order to keep costs low.

What if the Pipes are in the Wall?

If you don’t have the elevation, if your plumbing pipes come in through the wall instead of under the floor, there’s a couple of different ways to do it.

Sewer Injection System

The best way to do it is to put a sewage injection system or a sewer grinder in where we run all that sewage into a crock and into a pump, and that pump grinds it up and then lifts it to the existing sewer.

Effluent Pumps

Another way to install the bathroom is with effluent pumps. These are self-contained and sit behind the toilet or be in a wall back behind it. The sewage from the toilet and or the sink goes into pump, and it pumps it back up to the sewer.

Learn More About Installing a Bathroom

It is always a good idea to consult with a plumbing contractor before doing any renovation like adding a bathroom to your basement. The contractor will know the best way to address the situation and can help you afford expensive errors.

Contact us to learn more and to schedule your appointment!


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