A grinder pump is a wastewater conveyance device. Waste from water-using household appliances (toilets, bathtubs, washing machines, etc.) flows through the home’s pipes into the grinder pump’s holding tank.
In this way, can a plumber fix a Saniflo?
Since the Saniflo macerator is quite different from the regular drains, it would take only a plumber who is very familiar and has experience with Saniflo products to be able to install or repair a Saniflo. Where the Saniflo is not correctly installed, there would always be leakages, which in turn causes blockages.
Secondly, can I use bleach in a Saniflo toilet?
It is important never to use products containing bleach in a saniflo macerator as bleach corrodes the seal around the macerator valve. This results in a faulty system as the macerator cannot sense when to open or close.
Can you poop in a Saniflo?
The simple answer is that yes you can poop in a Saniflo toilet. As with normal toilet systems you can put any organic waste into the toilet bowl and use the flush mechanism to remove it—which includes toilet paper—although like a standard toilet too much toilet paper can lead to blockages occurring.
If the membrane gets damaged or loses its seal, waste can enter the switch and cause a fault. If the pump is still within the year warranty, you will be able to get a replacement system. If not, you will need to call a Saniflo certified engineer to fix the switch.
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.
Grinder pumps average eight years between service calls, so minimal regular maintenance is required when operated under normal conditions.
Macerators. Macerators are designed for in-line pipe installations. Macerators need to have liquid flowing through the pipe, as they cannot run dry. These units tend to do better with small solids like hair, wipes, rags, and plastics as compared to large heavy solids.
Sewage Pump Characteristics
Grinder pumps are a subtype of sewage pumps. Generally speaking, sewage pumps that are not grinder pumps can move sewage solids up to two inches in diameter that are easy to break down or dissolve. Harder material will cause clogs and significant wear and tear on the pump.