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What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of an Upflush Toilet?

Are you in a fix because your plumbing system does not have a downward drainage facility? In that case, the best alternative for you is an upflush toilet. These types of toilets are specially designed for upward disposal of waste materials to a larger drainage system. This type of toilets are frequently used in basements or other places below the ground level.

There can be different types of upflush toilets. The commonest form comes as a compact unit where an electric motor is used to grind the solid waste before pumping it up to the main drain. These are known as the macerating up flush toilet and are the least expensive of all upflush toilets. Another common type is a free-standing ejection system for sewage. These systems are installed below the incoming waste level, on an elevated platform. They have a separate pump to handle waste from external sources. Another type of upflush toilet is the combination of a traditional toilet and a sump pump that is used for pumping waste materials directly to the septic system or the external sewage. These systems are the most expensive of all upflush toilets as they require plumbing beneath the floor and excavation of the floor.

The biggest benefit of these special types of toilets is that they can be installed anywhere regardless of availability of traditional plumbing or drainage system. As mentioned at the beginning of this discussion, these toilets are excellent alternatives for areas that were not  intended earlier  to have a toilet. Upflush systems are extensively used in places that have no floor plumbing option. These units are portable, and hence, can be moved depending on the requirement of the users. Moving an upflush toilet only involves removal of four screws. This is why these toilets are extremely popular as temporary toilets for the elderly or people with special needs. Another great advantage is that these toilets require far less installation time comparing to the conventional ones. The entire installation process requires no or minimum breaking and digging.

In spite of so many benefits, upflush toilets do have some disadvantages, too. Firstly, the cost involved in installing them is much more than that of the standard toilets. Upfront toilets may not be a viable alternative for homes that already have a well planned plumbing system. However, it becomes the most economic alternative for an unplanned plumbing system. Also, these toilets can be pretty noisy because of their separate pumps and macerating systems. Upflush systems also get clogged more frequently and require frequent maintenance/repair comparing to standard toilets.

No matter what type of toilet you are looking to install, we can provide you the best value for your money in the local market. Thanks for visiting our blog and please visit again for more useful discussions on plumbing and related topics.

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Written by Tanya Klien

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