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Are you looking for a way to add a bathroom or toilet to your home without breaking the bank or tearing up your floors? If so, you might want to consider a Saniflo system. A Saniflo system is a type of macerator that can pump waste water from a toilet, sink, shower or bath to the main sewer line, even if it is located far away or uphill. This means you can install a bathroom or toilet in almost any space, such as a basement, loft, garage or closet.

We will explain what a Saniflo system is, how it works, what are the benefits and drawbacks of using one, and how to choose the right one for your needs. We will also share some tips on how to maintain and repair your Saniflo system, and why you should hire a professional Saniflo engineer for installation and repairs.

What is a Saniflo system and how does it work?

A Saniflo system is a device that consists of a macerator and a pump. A macerator is a unit that grinds up solid waste into small particles that can be easily flushed away with water. A pump is a device that pushes the waste water through a pipe to the main sewer line.

A Saniflo system is connected to a toilet and/or other fixtures such as a sink, shower or bath. When you flush the toilet or use the fixtures, the waste water enters the macerator, where it is chopped up into fine pieces. The macerator then activates the pump, which sends the waste water through a small-diameter pipe (usually 22mm or 32mm) to the main sewer line. The pipe can run horizontally or vertically, and can go around corners and obstacles.

A Saniflo system does not require a vent pipe or a soil stack, which are normally needed for conventional plumbing. This makes it easier and cheaper to install, as you don’t need to dig up your floors or walls.

What are the benefits and drawbacks of using a Saniflo system?

A Saniflo system has many advantages over traditional plumbing, such as:

  1. It allows you to add a bathroom or toilet in almost any space, even if there is no existing drainage or plumbing nearby.
  2. It is cheaper and faster to install than conventional plumbing, as you don’t need to dig up your floors or walls.
  3. It is more flexible and adaptable than conventional plumbing, as you can run the pipe in any direction and around obstacles.
  4. It is more eco-friendly than conventional plumbing, as it uses less water and energy.

However, a Saniflo system also has some disadvantages, such as:

  1. It is louder than conventional plumbing, as it makes a grinding and pumping noise when in use.
  2. It requires regular maintenance and cleaning to prevent blockages and malfunctions.
  3. It cannot handle large amounts of waste or non-biodegradable items such as sanitary products, wipes, diapers or grease.
  4. It may not be compatible with some types of toilets or fixtures.
  5. it may not be suitable for areas with high water pressure or hard water.

How to choose the right Saniflo system for your needs?

There are different types of Saniflo systems available on the market, depending on your needs and preferences. Some of the factors you should consider when choosing a Saniflo system are:

  • The number and type of fixtures you want to connect to it. For example, if you want to connect only a toilet, you can use a simple macerator unit such as the Saniflo Saniplus. If you want to connect multiple fixtures such as a toilet, sink and shower, you will need a more powerful macerator unit such as the Saniflo Saniaccess 3.
  • The distance and height between the Saniflo system and the main sewer line. For example, if you want to install a bathroom in your basement or loft, you will need a macerator unit with a high lifting capacity such as the Saniflo Saniaccess 4.
  • The noise level you can tolerate. For example, if you want to install a bathroom in your bedroom or living room, you may want to choose a quieter macerator unit such as the Saniflo Saniaccess 2.
  • The design and style of your bathroom. For example, if you want to have a sleek and modern look in your bathroom, you may want to choose an integrated macerator unit that hides behind the toilet or the wall such as the Saniflo Sanipack or the Saniflo Sanicompact.

How to maintain and repair your Saniflo system?

A Saniflo system requires regular maintenance and cleaning to keep it in good working condition and prevent blockages and malfunctions. Some of the things you should do to maintain and repair your Saniflo system are:

  • Use only biodegradable toilet paper and avoid flushing non-biodegradable items such as sanitary products, wipes, diapers or grease.
  • Descale your Saniflo system at least once a year with a special descaler product such as the Saniflo Descaler. This will help remove limescale and other deposits that can build up inside the macerator and the pump.
  • Clean your Saniflo system at least once a month with a mild detergent and a soft brush. This will help remove any dirt and debris that can clog the macerator and the pump.
  • Check your Saniflo system for any leaks, cracks or damage regularly. If you notice any signs of wear and tear, contact a professional Saniflo engineer for repairs.
  • If your Saniflo system stops working or makes unusual noises, do not attempt to fix it yourself. Contact a professional Saniflo engineer for repairs.

Why you should hire a professional Saniflo engineer for installation and repairs?

Installing or repairing a Saniflo system is not a DIY job. It requires special skills, tools and knowledge that only a professional Saniflo engineer can provide. Some of the reasons why you should hire a professional Saniflo engineer for installation and repairs are:

  • A professional Saniflo engineer can install your Saniflo system correctly and safely, following the manufacturer’s instructions and regulations.
  • A professional Saniflo engineer can advise you on the best type of Saniflo system for your needs and preferences, and help you choose the right location and layout for your bathroom or toilet.
  • A professional Saniflo engineer can repair your Saniflo system quickly and efficiently, using genuine parts and guaranteeing quality workmanship.
  • A professional Saniflo engineer can offer you a warranty and aftercare service for your Saniflo system, ensuring its longevity and performance.

Who are we and how can we help you?

We are a leading company in London that offers Saniflo installation and repairs services. We have a team of qualified, experienced and friendly Saniflo engineers who can help you with any Saniflo related issue. Whether you need a new Saniflo system installed, an existing one repaired or unblocked, or just some advice on how to maintain your Saniflo system, we are here for you.

We offer same day or next day service across London, with a flat rate and no charge after the first hour. We also prioritise elderly and disabled calls, ensuring they get the best service possible. We have over 10 years of experience in the industry, and we only use high quality, manufacture approved parts. We also have a 99.7% positive customer feedback rating, which shows how much we care about our customers’ satisfaction.

If you are looking for a reliable, professional and affordable Saniflo installation and repairs company in London, look no further than Emergency Plumber London LTD. Contact us today to get a free quote or to book an appointment with one of our Saniflo engineers. We are available 24/7, so don’t hesitate to call us anytime.

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Dany
Dany

Dany is a seasoned plumbing expert with 5+ years of experience. As a licensed plumber and certified professional, Dany has handled a wide range of projects, from minor repairs to large-scale installations. With a passion for eco-friendly solutions, Dany is dedicated to providing efficient and sustainable plumbing services.

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