Non-traditional toilet flushing systems are becoming used in homes with basements or small bathrooms. This innovative toilet design allows trash to be flushed away from the main sewage system. However, you should familiarise yourself with the most common upflush toilet problems and their solutions. Here are the upflush toilet problems that you should know about.
For instance, it may be difficult to design a macerating system that is powerful and quiet, but compact enough to be deployed in tight quarters.
Although they may be installed with little plumbing work and used in basement bathrooms, they often get clogged, fail, or break and need some knowledge on how to address these problems.
This article will help you identify common issues with upflush toilets and provide advice on how to fix them. Stay with me here!
There is a disturbing vibrating sound coming from my upflush toilet.
If the macerator and pump are violently shaking every time you flush the toilet, a foreign object may be lodged in the blade. You may either get your hands dirty and solve the issue yourself, or you can bring in a professional plumber for help.
My upflush bathroom toilet stinks to high heaven.
If your pump has been in use for a long time, it needs a good scrub down. Always refer to the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions while tending to your apparatus. Visiting zulsdesign.com will be useful here.
Be careful to use a high-quality toilet descaling solution to clean the pump. Because of the risk of damage to pump components, bleach and other common cleaning chemicals should be avoided.
Shut off the power to the pump from the mains to halt its operation (Never remove the macerator lid unless the pump is turned off). Carefully take off the cover and inspect the pump’s macerator for any obstructions that might be snagging the blade. Carefully rotate the blade counterclockwise to free the object, or use a pair of pliers with a thin blade. To what extent is a vent necessary for a commode that flushes upwards?
Every plumbing device should have its own vent. To properly vent your upflush toilet, it must be connected to the building’s primary vent stack, which often starts at the main sewage line and extends to the roof. The macerating tank has a convenient vent connection at the top.
How About Putting a Bathroom in the Basement?
Since the vast majority of toilets rely on gravity to flush waste away, installing one in the basement is impractical for those using a traditional system. However, if the toilet is positioned below the main sewage line, an upflush toilet may still remove waste thanks to its powerful macerating pump.
How long do unflushable toilets usually last?
On average, macerating toilets only need to have its mechanical parts replaced after 10 to fifteen years of use. American Standard commodes are covered by a warranty that lasts for 10 years from the date of purchase.
What Might Be Causing Upflush Toilet to Smell?
If solid waste or limescale is allowed to collect in the two to three inches of water that is always left in the macerating unit, the water may emit an unpleasant odour. Flush the toilet or fill the basin with water, then remove the stopper to see whether the stink disappears. To some extent, this should aid in tracking down the problem’s origin.