So, you’ve decided to get a Saniflo. Or you’ve already got one installed. So, what now?
Saniflo systems are a fantastic innovation. Not only are they quick and easy to install, they also increase your home’s water and energy efficiency, saving you money in the long run.
And the best thing about Saniflos?
They work just as well as a standard plumbed toilet.
To make sure you get the most out of your Saniflo, we’ve put together a list of do’s and don’ts. Follow this guide and you’ll be using your Saniflo for many years to come.
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#1. Choose the right Saniflo system
The first stage in getting a Saniflo system installed is choosing the right system. The product you choose will depend on the type of installation (single outlet or multiple), where it’ll be located (e.g. cloakroom, bathroom, utility room, kitchen, etc.) and what you’ll use it for (toilet, sink, shower, bath, dishwasher, washing machine, etc.). You’ll need to choose the correct system to ensure it’ll meet your requirements.
Popular Saniflo products include:
#2. Use approved Saniflo engineers
Make sure you use a trusted and reputable Saniflo installer when it comes to getting your system fitted. Only Saniflo approved contractors have the training, tools, knowledge and equipment to professionally and correctly fit your Saniflo system. If you try to do it yourself or hire someone who is not approved by Saniflo, you risk voiding your warranty.
You can find a list of approved Saniflo installers on the Saniflo website. If you’re based anywhere in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, West Sussex or Somerset, don’t hesitate to contact Sani Solutions, approved Saniflo installers for the South of England.
#3. Clean your Saniflo
A Saniflo system that is cleaned regularly is going to last longer than one that is left to develop limescale and other mineral build up. To clean your Saniflo thoroughly, follow the below steps:
- Turn off the power to the unit
- Pour a dose of descaler into the pan
- Flush the toilet
- Leave for 1-2 hours
- Turn on the power and let the unit pump out
- Flush again
Simple and straightforward. Plus, you don’t even have to get your hands dirty.
#4. Use Saniflo descaler
Harsh bathroom chemicals and other descaler products are not suited to your Saniflo system and can cause it to break down prematurely. We would always advise using specially formulated Saniflo descaler to clean your Saniflo system. It has been expertly designed to effectively clean and protect your system. Helping it last longer.
#5. Keep your Saniflo system maintained by professionals
Regular maintenance can help lengthen the life of your Saniflo system. Saniflo approved contractors can arrange a visit to your property and carry out routine maintenance to ensure your system is in perfect working condition. Additionally, if a part needs replacing, Saniflo engineers will be able to fit it for you.
At Sani Solutions, we offer Saniflo maintenance services across Dorset, Hampshire and the surrounding regions. Contact us on 07876471846 to book a service today.
#1. Flush anything other than waste and toilet paper
Like most toilets, Saniflo systems will get blocked up if you’re flushing the wrong things. These include:
- Sanitary towels
- Baby wipes
- Food and other debris
- Too much toilet paper
Protect your Saniflo macerator by only allowing waste and toilet paper through the system. Anything else will inevitably cause a blockage, which can lead to easily avoidable repairs. Educate your household on what not to flush.
#2. Use bleach
Bleach should not be used in conjunction with your Saniflo. The harsh chemicals will wear down the mechanisms and seals, causing bigger problems in the long term, such as your Saniflo not working. Stick to Saniflo descaler to clean your system and leave the bleach alone.
It may be cheaper in the short term, but when you’re faced with the cost of needing a new macerator, you’ll wish you hadn’t gone for the cheaper option.
#3. Try to diagnose the issue by yourself
Saniflo systems, while easy to install, can be tricky to fix. So, if you find that your Saniflo has stopped working, call out an expert rather than trying to diagnose the issue yourself. You may just end up making the problem worse or even cause damage to yourself or your property. Best call in the professionals for reliable repairs.
#4. Use hot or boiling wash cycles
If your Saniflo system is connected to a washing machine or dishwasher, steer clear of using the 90 degree hot wash cycle. This can cause the motor to overheat and cut out mid-cycle while emptying. Once it has cooled down, the motor will restart. However, it’s best to avoid using hot wash cycles where possible.
Similarly, if you’re using boiling or extremely hot water in your sink, let it cool before emptying it so as not to overheat the system.
For advice and support on your Saniflo system, call the experts at Sani Solutions. We’ve got over 20 years of experience, plus a friendly manner and unmatched customer service. Get in touch today.