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Saniflo Macerators, Saniflo Grinders. Upflush Toilets.

What is a Saniflo pump? A pump like the Saniflo pump is often referred to as a macerator pump, a grinder pump, or even an up-flush toilet system. The Saniflo pump is a waste management device that works like a household garbage disposal. The Saniflo macerating pump grinds up the wastewater produced in your home (i.e. toilet use, shower, washing machine, etc.) and pumps it into the public sewer system.

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Saniflo Macerators, Saniflo Grinders. Upflush Toilets.

Do you want to install a toilet or shower where conventional plumbing makes it seem like a difficult or even impossible task? A grinder pump can open up your options.

The Saniflo macerator pump allows you to install a toilet just about anywhere without major construction or cost. An up-flush system, such as the Saniflo pump, lets you make use of spaces that are normally unused like the basement, attic, under a staircase or even in a bedroom closet. The Saniflo grinder pump has a compact design that lends itself to installations short on space. The Saniflo macerating pump allows you to install an extra bathroom, toilet, shower or powder room in a small space which will always increase a homeís value. A powder room with toilet and sink or even a full bath with a shower can be added to a finished basement with the Saniflo grinder pump.

The Saniflo up-flush system allows you to install a bathroom anywhere, in a short amount of time, without major construction or a huge expense. The Saniflo pump can be used with any household appliances (toilets, bathtubs, washing machines, etc.) that require water removal. In most instances, wastewater flows by gravity from a homeís on-property sewer service line to a public sewer main. However, because of elevation, gravity may not work in all instances. In situations where a homeís sewer service line leaves the home at a lower elevation than the public sewer main, like a toilet in the basement, a grinder pump is used to grind and pump wastewater to the main sewer system.

How does the Saniflo Pump work? The water flows into the grinder pumpís holding tank and once the waste inside the Saniflo tank reaches a specific level, the pump turns on, grinding the waste down and then pumping it to the central sewer system. The function of an up-flush pump system like the Saniflo is to suction the solids and liquids from the lines connected to the holding tanks and grind the waste matter with a rotating cutter for simple discharge. The term macerator refers to the action of the pump that grinds the waste as it enters the inlet of the pump.

The Saniflo pump is a smart solution because of its unique macerating system. The pump has a cutting mechanism that macerates or grinds waste and then pumps it to the main sewage system. A grinder pump or up-flush system prevents clogged lines by breaking the waste down into small particles. The tank provides wastewater holding storage capacity. When water is used in the house, wastewater flows into the tank. When the wastewater in the tank reaches a pre-set level, the grinder pump automatically turns on, grinds the waste, and pumps it out. A macerating pump like the Saniflo pump will normally run for one or two minutes and automatically turn off when the tank is emptied. A grinder pump is powered by electricity and if the grinder pump malfunctions and the waste level in the holding tank rises above a certain level, the alarm panel should alert the homeowner that the pump is experiencing problems. The holding tank of the macerating pump has an inlet opening and a discharge opening. The pipes from the home are connected to the inlet opening of the grinder pump; the pipe that leads to the sewer main is connected to the discharge. Installation of a macerator pump is very straightforward. Simple tools such as wire cutters, strippers, pliers, and screwdrivers are required to install macerator pumps.