Basement Bathroom Macerator Pumps
What you Need to Know About Macerator Pumps for a Basement Bathroom
If you’re installing a basement bathroom, you might find yourself at a loss for plumbing ideas. You don’t want to spend $10,000-$15,000 to rip out concrete and add new plumbing. Where does that leave you? If you were just about to give up hope, don’t. There’s good news.
By installing a macerator pump for your basement bathroom, you can save thousands on plumbing while also getting the bathroom you want.
Here’s what you need to know:
Why a Macerator Pump for the Basement?
In a basement bathroom, plumbing options are limited. Not only is adding new plumbing expensive but getting basement plumbing to work with gravity can be a significant challenge.
According to recent numbers from Home Advisor, adding a bathroom to your home can cost between $3,000 (if you’re working in an existing space, as you would be when you convert or update an existing bathroom) to $25,000 or more, if you’re installing a new, large, luxurious bathroom to your space.
Are you scared off by those numbers? Take a deep breath. You have options. It’s important to keep in mind that many things influence these costs and that there are dozens of ways to save money and get the results you want, regardless.
Ready for a secret? Installing a macerator pump for the basement bathroom is hands-down the best way to hack the bathroom plumbing system.
Macerator pumps work by collecting waste from sinks, toilets, and showers, grinding them into a fine slurry. Once they’ve done that, the macerator pump system moves the waste up, against gravity, to your home’s main plumbing stack. Because they sit on top your concrete floors, macerator pumps don’t require any significant construction to install and are inexpensive and easy to use.
How Much Does Adding a Macerator Pump Cost?
If you were to go the traditional route, adding a bathroom can cost as much as $10,000 or more. If you’re looking to cut costs without compromising your results, though, adding a macerator pump is a fantastic idea.
Saniflo offers a wide selection of toilet systems and macerator pumps to outfit your basement bathroom beautifully. In addition to saving you money on plumbing (traditional plumbing for a new bathroom can quickly add up to $25,000), these toilet systems also make it easy to hook a toilet, sink, and shower to the same system.
While the exact price you’ll pay for a Saniflo system varies depending on what you’re interested in, it’s easy to get one for a few hundred dollars. Thanks to their minimal wear parts and easy installation, these systems will also save you money on maintenance and plumbing down the road.
Ready to get to work on your basement bathroom install? To learn more about macerator pumps or our commercial grade grinder pumps, shop our selection now or contact our team to find the perfect model for you.