Add a Basement Bathroom with an Ejector Pump

The basement in many homes is an under-utilized area. It may be used for a laundry room or storage, maybe a rec room for the kids. What if your basement could add more bedrooms and useable space to your home? Often the reason this area is not used more is the lack of a bathroom on this level of the home.

The reason many homes do not have a bathroom in the basement is a simple plumbing problem. Most plumbing is gravity driven; water and waste travels downward to the main sewer line with the use of gravity. In basements, waste needs to go up, so simple plumbing methods are not functional. The solution is an ejector pump that can propel water and waste up pipes to the main sewer line.

How an Ejector Pump Works

Ejector pumps are similar to sump pumps. They are automatically activated to pump waste water up and away from the home. With the installation of an ejector pump, you can add a half, three-quarter or full bath to your basement. The ejector pump will replace gravity to move the waste water from your bathroom fixtures. Most ejector pumps are electric require little maintenance to continue performing for many years.

Adding a bathroom to your basement can give you more living space for your family and inflate the value of your home. To learn more about how and where an ejector pump can be installed, contact your local plumbing company that offers ejector pump service. Your plumbing professionals can help you plan and install your ejector pump and bathroom fixtures to give your basement a new bathroom.

Posted on behalf of:
Kiddco Plumbing Inc
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 435-4441

Ejector Pump For Basement Bathrooms

Do you have unused square footage in your home in your basement? Many homes have only partially finished basements that are used for laundry or storage, but many homeowners hesitate to fully finish those areas because they are concerned about being able to add a bathroom below ground level.  An ejector pump can provide the solution to this problem.  Investing in remodeling your basement can have many benefits, including:

  • Increase the square footage of your home. Once the basement is finished, it is considered part of the overall square footage of your home. This can add significant value to your home.
  • More bedrooms. Is your family growing bigger or the kids just want more space as they enter their teen years? Add a bedroom and bathroom downstairs to give your family more room and privacy.
  • Add a mother-in-law apartment. Make your basement a separate living space for investment purposes or for a family member.
  • Make a work area, studio or home office. Your basement could be a great area for you to explore working at home or engage in a hobby. Make the most of your extra space.

Adding Plumbing to Your Basement

One of the factors to consider when remodeling or finishing your basement is adding plumbing for a full bathroom.  With the help of an ejector pump, you can add a full bathroom below ground level. Installing an ejector pump allows you to add plumbing below the level of your main sewer line to move wastewater up to the sewer line for your home.

Make the most of every square foot of your home by remodeling your basement. You can add 50% or more to your home, giving you more space and value. Talk to your local sewer service to learn more about adding bathroom plumbing to your basement to improve the convenience and comfort of your new space.

Posted on behalf of:
Kiddco Plumbing Inc
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 435-4441

Remodeling Your Basement? Add a Bathroom for Convenience and Value

Many homes have basements that are not considered part of the living space. Unfinished basements are fine for storage or a laundry room, but are a waste of space that could be part of your home. Remodeling your basement can add square footage to your home, increasing its value while giving your family more area to enjoy. If you are remodeling your basement to add living space, consider adding a downstairs bathroom for convenience and as a valuable addition to your home.

Basement Bathroom Issues

The reason that many homes with basements do not have a bathroom in this area is due to plumbing issues. While using a washer in the basement only requires expelling gray water, a bathroom requires elimination of solid waste. Since plumbing in the main floors of the house use gravity to move solid waste, you need another way to pump sewage from your basement as it will need to travel up to your sewer lines.

An ejector pump is the solution to adding a basement bathroom. This device pumps sewage up to your sewer lines, giving you the option of adding a bathroom or even kitchen plumbing to your basement. A local septic or sewer company can install an ejector pump that will give you the option of adding a bathroom to your remodeled basement, increasing the value of your home with the convenience of a larger living area.

Don’t let the square footage in your basement go to waste. Talk to your local sewer company about the option of adding an ejector pump to make the most of all your home’s living space.

Posted on behalf of:
Seagraves Plumbing Sewer & Septic
4980 Plant Atkinson Rd SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
(494) 792-2221

Ejector Pumps

Many homes have an either a full or partial bathroom located in the basement.  Often, because of the elevation of the below slab plumbing in the basement and the sewer or the septic tank and drain field, which is at a higher elevation, it is not possible for the sewage and waste water from the basement bathroom to be removed by a traditional gravity fed sewer.

Instead of the sewage and waste water flowing into the sewage or septic system by traditional gravity means, it is necessary to collect the sewage and waste water in a holding tank, where an ejector pump is used to pump the sewage and waste water out of the basement and into the existing sewage or septic system, which is at a higher elevation.  Without these pumps, it would not be possible to have a bathroom in many finished basements.

In today’s economic environment, many homeowners are choosing to finish their basements instead of buying a new home.   Whenever possible a bathroom should be included in the scope of the project because of the value it adds to a home.  A qualified contractor specializing in drainage systems can evaluate the home’s need for an ejector pump system for the basement bathroom.

In addition, they can install the storage tank, as well as the ejector pump.  In addition, they can also install an alarm system to notify the homeowner of the pump’s failure.  The contractor can also perform regularly scheduled inspections and repairs of the system.  As with any other mechanical system in a home, the periodic inspection maintenance and repair of the ejector pump by a qualified contractor is required to keep all systems operating properly!