Basement Toilet Options

Basement Toilet Options for Your Home

You want to add a toilet to the basement, but you don’t want to spend thousands on installing new plumbing or laying new pipes. That leaves you wondering what your options are, and how feasible this project will turn out to be. 

There’s good news, though: you’re in luck. 

Installing a toilet in your basement is a simple project, and there are several compact, functional, and affordable basement bathroom options available to you.

Here’s what you need to know.

Toilet Options to Consider for Your Basement Bathroom Remodel

If you’re putting a toilet into your basement, these smart basement toilets will help you get the job done:

1. Upflush Toilets

An Upflush toilet system works by pumping waste upwards to the septic tank or main sewer line, against gravity, when you flush them. Upflush toilets are relatively inexpensive and easy to install. Even better - they connect to the existing plumbing in your home (meaning you don’t have to break the piggy bank or live in a construction zone for six weeks) and are ready to use in just a few hours.

They’re also designed so that even non-plumbers can install them quickly and easily with just a few simple hand tools.

2. Macerating Pumps

Macerating toilet systems are commonly combined with upflush toilets to create the ultimate basement solution.

The basis of Saniflo toilet systems, macerating systems feature a macerating tank that uses grinders to process waste into a fine slurry. The slurry is then pumped upwards into your home’s central plumbing system. This makes the toilet extra durable and ideal for handling everything from feminine hygiene products to wet wipes. The macerator pump typically sits behind the toilet bowl or toilet seat. 

3. Composting Toilets

Composting toilets use little water and allow you to compost waste in an eco-friendly manner. Relying on a system of heat and a single drain to compost waste, these units are only compatible with toilets, and can’t be hooked up to a sink or shower.

They are also known as dry toilets and use mainly aerobic bacterial processes to treat the waste with no water or exceptionally little amount of flush water through managed aerobic decomposition or composting. To function effectively, they require little or no water, making them ideal for locations where sewerage connections or waste treatment facilities are not  available. They can also serve as alternatives to flush toilets where water conservation needs to be minimized. Composting toilets can save as much as 6600 gallons of water per person in one year.

On average Americans use about 74 gallons of water each day and about a third is used in flushing toilets. Older toilets could use as much as 7 gallons for every flush. 

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