Having a toilet attachment to your home is compulsory but there is more to it. Many of my own friends recommended me to install the Saniflo toilet in my newly furnished home. I was intrigued by the recommendation and took a keen interest to know more about it. So, I grabbed my seat and browsed the internet to understand why it is so different from the others. After extensive research, I have found some brilliant points that administer the mentioned toilet that makes it a great choice for the residential application.
A Saniflo toilet is a ½ HP pump system that uses up-flush arrangement to eject the soil from the toilet to the sewer. It is very helpful if your bathroom is below the sewer line. In most of the cases, basement toilets can use this toilet system. On the other hand, many residential bathrooms that are architecture below the sewer line needs to use these up-flush toilets.
How does Saniflo toilet system work?
The toilet is effective to release human waste even up to 15 feet below the sewer line. But, how does it do it? So, let us take a peek into the mechanism of the unconventional toilet system. The inside of the toilet comprises of a pressure chamber coupled with a motor. The pressure chamber has macerator blades and a pump which is controlled by the motor. When you switch the flush on, the water flowing through the pipe activates a micro-switch that starts the motor. The motor is coupled with the pump that is connected with impeller blades.
As the speed of the blades is 3600 rpm, a pressure difference is created in the pressure chamber that converts the organic waste and water into a slurry. The centrifugal force sucks the slurry and ejects it through a grill in an upward motion. The operating cycle for the Saniflo toilet is near to 10-12 seconds which in turn reduces the power consumption.
Based on the similar principle, there is a wide range of appliances and toilet equipment that can be installed in your bathroom. Toilet pots are the most common product that you can install in your bathroom easily. On the other hand, you can also install a bathtub, laundry, and kitchen cleaning equipment. However, the installation process is quite different for all these categories. So, it is advisable to call a Saniflo expert to install these. The experts follow a similar plumbing code but since the mechanism is unconventional, it is very much required for skilled persons to work on it.
Many people are turning to Saniflo products because of their effectiveness in reducing the cost. Most of the costs are associated with demolition and new plumbing that can drain $10,000-$25,000 but with Saniflo toilet, you can reduce these costs. This new system of the toilet has the potential to save you thousands of dollars. You can find various manufacturers and suppliers on the internet who can provide you with the specific products.