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SANIFLO QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
020 8883 2223  07958 500 900
www.saniflos.co.uk    www.saniflorepairs.co.uk   www.saniplus.co.uk  


Question: 
Are Saniflo's approved by local authorities?
Answer:
Yes.

Question: 
Are the units available in any different colours?

Answer:
They are produced in white only.

Question: 
How long should the unit last?

Answer:
Can be 10 years or more depending upon correct installation and usage.

Question: 
How often does a Saniflo unit require servicing?

Answer:
The unit requires no servicing.

Question: 
What can cause the unit to block?

Answer:
The units are designed to work effectively on WC waste and water. 
(but not the Sanishower or Sanivite) Cotton, cloth, string (e.g. sanitary towels, tampons, cotton wool buds, nappy liners etc) as well as objects made of wood, plastic, rubber (condoms) polythene sheet etc may block or jam Saniflo units. Moist wipes also tend to cause blockages.

Question: 
What size fuse is required?

Answer:
A 5 amp fuse should be used.

Question: 
Do the units work with a dual-flush cistern? (not Sanishower or Sanivite)

Answer: 
The units will work with a dual flush cistern, it's recommended by Saniflo that you set the cistern to work on full flush only, so as to obtain maximum cleansing effect.

Question: 
Can a Saniflo unit be fitted to a syphonic pan? (not Sanishower or Sanivite)

Answer: 
No, they don't function correctly when fitted to syphonic pans.

Question: 
Can I disinfect and clean the unit?

Answer: 
Yes, you can use most domestic disinfectants (bleach, domestos type products etc). avoid foaming varieties which may be agitated by the pump action. Do not use strong acids, descalants or solvents (such as white spirit).

Question: 
Is the range noisy in operation?

Answer: 
Saniflo state no, but the noise factor is determined by the way the unit was fitted and obviously the location. The sound of the motor is often drowned out by the noise of the cistern refilling. 

The reason why people complain of the noise is because it is an unfamiliar sound and therefore more noticeable then a general flushing sound which we have all lived with for a life time. However, to ensure you do not create a noise factor on installation, please note the following:

  • The Saniflo unit should not stand on bare floorboards, which can act as a soundboard, causing resonance. It is advisable to insulate with carpeting, underlay, rubber matting, foam or other suitable vibration absorbing material.
  • Ensure the Saniflo is not jammed against either the WC pan or the wall, thus causing resonance.
  • Ensure pipework is correctly clipped to the wall/floor joists, as vibration and noise may otherwise occur in the pipework itself.

Question: 
Can I use a Saniflo macerator with a sink and kitchen waste disposal unit, a washing machine or a dishwasher?
Answer:
 
Yes, but only the Sanivite will operate correctly in this location.

 

Reproduced with kind permission from Saniflo
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