How does a Saniflo toilet work?

Saniflo Toilet How Works

How does a SANIFLO Toilet work?

It can sometimes be difficult, if not impossible, to add a new toilet to your home the conventional way. Normally, if you don’t have easy access to a discharge pipe, the only solution is extensive remodelling and new piping. But you’ve heard that units like Saniflo and our exclusive WasteAway range can deliver you a much easier solution. So, how does a Saniflo toilet work?

Basically, how a WasteAway or Saniflo toilet works is through macerator technology.

‘Macerator’ means ‘chopper’, so Saniflo and WasteAway units first churn solid waste and toilet paper into a liquid. They then use their pumps to discharge this liquid through pipes as small as one inch (25mm) diameter. That discharge can be through distances of up to 150 feet (50 metres) horizontally and 15 feet (3 metres) vertically, or even more, depending on model chosen.

Step by step, the process is:

  • Waste goes to the Saniflo or WasteAway unit when the toilet is flushed, instead of directly to an outflow pipe.
  • The macerator technology then kicks into action. A blade spins at up to 3,600 rpm to pulverise waste into liquid in a matter of just seconds.
  • The unit’s pump then comes to life. It expels this churned-down liquid waste along whatever outflow distance necessary.
  • When the process is complete, the macerating device deactivates, the motor powers down and the toilet refills as normal with clean water.

Problems can arise however if certain other materials are flushed down the toilet. This is because domestic macerators cannot handle them. This includes, but is not limited to, cotton wool, cotton buds, sanitary items, and condoms.

Certain liquids should not be disposed of in a toilet or sink connected to a Saniflo or WasteAway unit either. These include white spirits, turpentine, other paint cleaners, and other chemicals.

These may be minor inconveniences from time to time, but they are far outweighed benefits that Saniflo and WasteAway technology and its proper use will bring.

Choose from our range of Saniflo and WasteAway macerators

Popular SANIFLO Macerator Pumps include

Sanibest Pro

700.00 incl. Vat

The Sanibest Pro is a heavy-duty external macerator pump for use in demanding commercial environments such as offices, hotels, restaurants, and pubs.

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SaniPlus UP

675.00 620.00 incl. Vat

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  • Same Day Dispatch
  • Free Nationwide Next Working Day Delivery
  • Always in Stock
  • 5 Year Extended Warranty
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Saniwall

875.00 incl. Vat

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  • Same Day Dispatch
  • Free Nationwide Next Working Day Delivery
  • Always in Stock
  • 5 Year Extended Warranty
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Sanicom 2

1,500.00 incl. Vat

The Sanicom 2 is a heavy duty waste water pump for use in intensive commercial environments. Examples of common applications include use with dishwashers and washing machines in hotels, cafés, laundries, nursing homes, guest houses, pubs, shops, and restaurants.

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Sanicubic 2 Classic

2,100.00 1,500.00 incl. Vat

The Sanicubic 2 Classic is a larger and more powerful version of the Sanicubic 1 twin motor macerator and pump. It suits busier commercial environments where continuous heavy-duty use is vital.

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Popular WasteAway Macerator Pumps include

WasteAway 100

250.00 incl. Vat

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  • Bringing value as well as quality to waste pumps.
  • Speedy dispatch
  • Two-year guarantee
  • Suitable for WC installation.
  • Buy online and save 50%

Manufacturer’s RRP €500 – so buy here for BIG savings!

SKU: WA-H100 Category:
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WasteAway 250

220.00 incl. Vat

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  • Bringing value as well as quality to waste pumps.
  • Speedy dispatch
  • Two-year guarantee
  • Suitable for wash basin, bath, shower, bidet.
  • Save 50% off the RRP

Manufacturer’s RRP €440 – so buy here for BIG savings!

SKU: WA-H250 Category:
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WasteAway 400

250.00 incl. Vat

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  • Bringing value as well as quality to waste pumps
  • Speedy dispatch
  • Two-year guarantee
  • Suitable for WC, wash basin, bath, shower, bidet, washing machine
  • Save 50% off the RRP

Manufacturer’s RRP €500 – so buy here for BIG savings!

SKU: WA-H400 Category:
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WasteAway 400A

330.00 incl. Vat

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  • Bringing value as well as quality to waste pumps
  • Speedy dispatch
  • Two-year guarantee
  • Suitable for WC, wash basin, bath, shower, bidet
  • Save 50% off the RRP

Manufacturer’s RRP €660 – so buy here for BIG savings!

SKU: WA-H400A Category:
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WasteAway 600

380.00 incl. Vat

Buy the WasteAway 600 online, and save time and money.

  • Bringing value as well as quality to waste pumps
  • Speedy dispatch
  • Two-year guarantee
  • Suitable for WC, wash basin, bath, shower, bidet, washing machine
  • Save 50% off the RRP

Manufacturer’s RRP €760 – so buy here for BIG savings!

SKU: WA-H600 Category:
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WasteAway 800

480.00 incl. Vat

Buy the WasteAway 800 online, and save time and money.

  • Bringing value as well as quality to waste pumps
  • Speedy dispatch
  • Two-year guarantee
  • Suitable for WC, wash basin, bath, shower, bidet, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Save 50% off the RRP

Manufacturer’s RRP €960 – so buy here for BIG savings!

SKU: WA-H800 Category:
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