FAQ's

FAQ

Installation

Q Can waste be discharged into surface water drains?
A

A Saniflo macerator can NOT be discharged into surface water drains. It must discharge into a soil / discharge stack or sewer.

Our waste water only pumps such as Sanishower, Sanivite etc can however discharge into surface water drain / open gulley in the same way as gravity discharging "grey water" currently does.

Grey water can NOT discharge into a rain water gulley.

Q What is the difference between sanipro and saniplus ?

A

Sanipro is designed for the addition of an ensuite shower room for example in a large bedroom where an area can be given over to ensuite facilities such as a WC, shower and hand wash basin. Saniplus is designed for the addition of a complete bathroom with a WC, bath bidet, hand wash basin.

Q Can any sanitaryware be used ?

A

For our range of macerators you must use sanitaryware manufactured to BS EN 33 or 37 (horizontal outlet spigot)

Q Do you provide an alarm with the machines ?

A

Sanialarm is available as an accesory. Sanialarm is a small battery powered unit which can be fitted to the lid of most of the Saniflo range. In the event that the unit malfunctions and the water level therefore rises too high, the alarm will trigger and emit a high pitched sound.

This is particularly useful where a Saniflo is installed behind panelling or such like.

Dimensions 83mm length, 33mm height, depth 61mm

* Sanialarm is NOT suitable for use with Sanicom, Sanicondens, Sanicompact & Sanicubic

Q How high will a Saniplus pump?

A

5 metres vertically

Q Are the macerators suitable for tampons & sanitary items ?

A

Items of this nature should not be disposed of through the domestic Saniflo macerator range as they are likely to cause a blockage. Our professional units Sanibest & Sanicubic are suitable for this type of product

Q How can I unblock my Saniflo?

A

We do not recommend the use of drain unblocking products (eg containing acids etc) these will tend to damage the rubber / plastic components within the unit.

Q Do the machines need to be descaled or cleaned ?

A

Saniflo Ltd manufacture an own branded descaler, please ask your local Saniflo supplier for details.

For general cleaning purposes normal wc cleansers are also ok to use with a Saniflo product

In general, normal regular cleaning may be done using any non-foaming cleaners.
High foaming brands should be avoided as the agitation could cause temporary difficulties in the pumping operation.

Both for descaling and general cleaning the following procedure is useful


1) Remove fuse or switch off power to unit
Pour a strong dose of descalent, bleach or disinfectant (say a 1/3 or ¼ bottle) into the WC pan.

2) Flush the WC.

3) Leave to stand for 1 to 2 hours.

4) Switch power back on, allowing unit to pump out and flush WC.

Q Are the machines suitable for solvents ?

A

You must not dispose of solvents such as white spirit, turpentine or other paint brish cleaners, via a Saniflo unit.

Such chemicals will damage the rubber / neoprene components in the machine and invalidate the warranty.

Q Are there any smells from the machines ?

A

Correctly used and installed Saniflo units should not emit any smells. The latest models also have a carbon filter incorporated into the air inlet valve.

We also recommend a regular cleaning routine to keep your Saniflo in optimum condition.
Follow the procedure below:

Saniflo Ltd manufacture an own branded descaler, please ask your local Saniflo supplier for details.

For general cleaning purposes normal wc cleansers are also ok to use with a Saniflo product

In general, normal regular cleaning may be done using any non-foaming cleaners.
High foaming brands should be avoided as the agitation could cause temporary difficulties in the pumping operation.

Both for descaling and general cleaning the following procedure is useful


1) Remove fuse or switch off power to unit
Pour a strong dose of descalent, bleach or disinfectant (say a 1/3 or ¼ bottle) into the WC pan.

2) Flush the WC.

3) Leave to stand for 1 to 2 hours.

4) Switch power back on, allowing unit to pump out and flush WC.


 

 

 


 

 

 
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