Saniflo offers a full line of basement toilet pumps that make adding basement bathrooms 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 floor 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 it 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 regular one once they’re in place, sending your effluent out to your septic system with ease.
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 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 system you choose will depend, in large part, on your priorities and use intentions. While most Saniflo pumps can handle heavy use and are simple to install, some are well-suited to half bathrooms while others are ideal for full baths.
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 unit and hidden pump. It’s also the only model that self-vents, making the installation all the more easier.
These 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 unit. 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 a guestroom.
Do You Need a Special Toilet for the Basement?
Basements are usually below your home’s sewer line. This means adding a bathroom has its inherent challenges that macerating toilets can address. A regular toilet won’t do in this situation - this kind of system is designed to add a bathroom 9 or 15 feet below the sewer line. More importantly, upflush toilets work against gravity; their macerating pumps grind waste and pump 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 Unit 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.