Saniflo offers a full line of basement toilet pumps that make adding a basement bathroom easy and affordable. It’s a wise move. According to Better Home and Gardens, homeowners typically earn a return-on-investment of seventy-five cents on the dollar for basement remodel projects.
This means that installing a toilet in your basement (like the SaniAccess3 pictured above) could easily boost the value of your home and make your basement more functional. Saniflo Depot has a variety of basement toilets to choose from, and shopping through them can help you narrow down what you're looking for to make a smart purchasing decision!
Installing a Toilet System in Your Basement
Installing your downstairs toilet and basement bathroom pump is a simple process. Saniflo macerating toilet pumps are straightforward and well-suited to full-bathroom installs and will function just like a standard toilet once they’re in place.
Some Saniflo toilets, such as the SaniAccess 3, include modular compartments that allow you instant access to the motor, which makes clearing potential clogs simple and straightforward. If you choose not to install one of your own basement bathroom pumps, it’s easy to find a professional plumber to help you with the job.
What’s the Best Basement Toilet System for You?
The type of basement toilet you choose will depend, in large part, on your priorities and use intentions. While most Saniflo basement bathroom pumps can handle heavy use and are simple to install, some are well-suited to half bathrooms while others are ideal for full bathrooms.
The SaniPLUS, SaniACCESS 3, and SaniBEST pumps, for example, are ideal for full-bathroom installs. The SaniPLUS model is one of our best-selling pumps, and customers love it because it’s quiet and durable.
If you’d prefer something that’s better for a half-bathroom install, look into the SaniCOMPACT model, which offers a self-contained toilet unit and hidden pump. It’s also the only model that self-vents, making the installation all the more easier.
Basement toilet pumps come in all shapes and sizes, including elongated, round, or compact seats. Be sure to do your research before you buy your next toilet system. The more research you do before purchasing a unit, the better able you’ll be to make a smart purchasing decision.
The SaniAccess3 pictured above moves the pump behind a wall with the use of the Saniflo extension pipe. Here's what the same system without an extension pipe looks like:
What Kind of Pump Do I Need for a Basement Bathroom?
Your choice for a pump will largely depend on where you plan to install it and the foot traffic. An office will likely benefit from the powerful SaniGRIND Pro, while the compact SaniPACK will make a great addition to the basement guestroom.
Do You Need a Special Toilet for the Basement?
Adding a bathroom in the basement has its inherent challenges that macerating toilets can address. This kind of toilet system is designed to add a bathroom 9 or 15 feet below the sewer line. More importantly, the upflush toilet works against gravity; its macerating pump grinds the waste and pumps it upwards.
It’s convenient to install the upflush system that can be a complete set with a toilet tank, toilet bowl, and macerating pump, which can be bought separately and put in the basement or any location with access to electricity and water supply.
How Far Can an Upflush Toilet Pump?
A Saniflo macerator pump product can pump waste to a soil stack 150 feet away. Others like SaniPACK can be installed 100 feet away from the soil stack.
If you need additional assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our Saniflo specialists. We’re here to help you.