By Bellevue Plumbing Pro
People who come from large families will tell you horror stories of waiting in line to use the bathroom. Everyone loves to shower, brush their teeth and apply makeup. But if there are only two or three bathrooms in your house, it is likely that you will have major conflicts in the morning.
Installing a bathroom in your basement can help relieve some of the pressure without sacrificing valuable space. Continue reading to learn how to make your home more harmonious and add plumbing.
Underground Plumbing Installations
A bathroom installed in the basement is more than just a place to wash your hands. This is an easy way to make your basement more livable and comfortable. You can even rent it out. When you sell your house, it can add value.
There are some special considerations that must be taken when installing plumbing below ground level. It is important to consider the depth of your existing plumbing. If there is enough room for the toilet and sink to be installed above the drain depth, it will be easier. You may have to install a pump or another way to remove the wastewater from your home if the sewer line is not deep enough. You may also find special rules in your local building codes that address below-grade plumbing installations.
The Great Shower Conundrum
When you make the decision to build your basement bathroom, there are many things to take into consideration. It is crucial to choose the right location. Your basement’s architecture will limit your options. If you can fit the bathroom near existing plumbing fixtures, it will make it much easier to lay pipes.
It is also important to decide if you want to just add a powder room with a sink, toilet, or if a full bathroom with a bathtub or shower will be needed. Although the powder room is simpler and cheaper, it is not as practical if you plan to use your basement for guest rooms or apartments.
You should also consider installing a ventilation system in basements to prevent mold and mildew growth.
Expert Advice on Plumbing Installations
If you are ready to get started with a basement bathroom plumbing installation, don’t hesitate in contacting us at (509) 245 6477