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How to Prevent Basement Bathroom Woes

Do you have a basement bathroom, or are you thinking about having one of these underground bathrooms installed? While it can be a nice convenience, there is also the risk that it can have some issues if you aren’t careful and if you don’t plan accordingly. Let’s look at some of the most important things you will need to consider.

The Drainage

This is going to be one of the biggest things that you have to keep in mind. There are differences between above and belowground drainage. To prevent clogs and backups, you need to have a good drop from the new drain lines to the main drain. In the United States, toilets and sinks can share the same drain, as all of the water will be going to the main sewer line. If a sink will work in the basement, a toilet should work, as well.

Toilet drainage lines will need to have at least a quarter of an inch drop for each linear foot of drain pipe. If the current home doesn’t have the correct depth, you might need to have all of the plumbing remodeled. You could also add a toilet that is capable of operating below the level of the mainline.

You will likely need to check to see just how far down the main lines are before beginning work. Even better, you will get in touch with professionals who can handle all of the hard work for you. They can determine what needs to be done to get your bathroom up and running with as few problems as possible now and down the line.

Don’t Do It Alone

No matter how handy you might think you are around the house, you will find that unless you are a professional plumber, there are certain things you shouldn’t do on your own. It will always be in your best interest to work with a good plumbing company that can help you to better understand what you need for your basement bathroom.

When you talk with the professionals at Open-Drains, let them know as much about your basement bathroom needs as possible. Do you just need a toilet and a sink, or do you also need to have a shower? They are also going to want to come to your property to get a better idea of what they will be working with when they are helping with the basement bathroom plumbing.


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