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Saniflo above-floor macerating plumbing systems are ideal for locating a bathroom anywhere

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SFA SANIFLO INC. is the only manufacturer of its kind in North America, offering a complete line of macerating toilet, grinder and drain-pump systems for residential and commercial applications. Founded in the late 1950s in France, the company’s goal has always been to provide solutions that allow for easier plumbing installations, especially where it is impossible or cost-prohibitive to install conventional plumbing fixtures that require below-floor drainage.

Saniflo’s above-floor pump products are designed to handle wastewater from multiple plumbing fixtures and appliances within individual bath, kitchen, wet bar and laundry room applications. In recent years, the company introduced a series of heavy-duty grinder systems capable of handling sewage for multiple facilities in an entire house or a small commercial structure.

The common denominator for all of these systems is the ability to handle plumbing applications that have no below-floor drainage. This lack of drainage makes the installation of conventional plumbing fixtures impossible or at least cost-prohibitive – especially if breaking through concrete is required.

But there’s no breaking through floors with Saniflo. Instead of routing waste water below the floor, a specially designed macerator pumps effluent upward to reach the main sewer or septic tank line. As a result, toilets, sinks and other plumbing fixtures can be installed atop finished floors virtually anywhere in a home or office: an attic, a spare bedroom, a garage or utility room, even under a stairway or inside a closet. Walls and floors remain intact. The installation is accomplished quickly and economically with minimal disturbance to room layout. In fact, the system can be fully operational in as little time as half a day.

Key products in the Saniflo offering include:

  • Saniaccess 3: The Saniaccess 3 up-flush toilet macerating plumbing system comes equipped with not just one, but two easy-to-open panels atop the unit, providing ready access to the internal components for servicing. Periodic maintenance can be accomplished quickly and easily without having to disconnect the unit from either the toilet or the rest of the plumbing system.

    Through one opening, an installer or service contractor can access the electrical components as well as the level sensor mechanism of the pump. The second panel provides ready access to the basket area around the macerating blades for easy removal of any large objects that may have been accidentally flushed.

  • Sanibest Pro: The redesigned Sanibest Pro is the industry’s first and only one-horsepower, grinder pump system – with 25 percent more power than the previous generation – enabling home and business owners to confidently add a complete modern bathroom wherever it is impossible or cost-prohibitive to do so with conventional plumbing.

    Successfully introduced in Europe, the enhanced Sanibest Pro leverages a new, high-performance, grinding system that – unlike standard macerating pumps – can easily handle the accidental flushing of sanitary articles, such as feminine products, baby wipes, dental floss, condoms, etc.

    Operating at 3,600 RPM (revolutions per minute) for rapid elimination of heavy-duty waste, the Sanibest Pro is designed for homes, as well as public restrooms in offices, schools, factories, restaurants and any other situation where flushing sanitary items might be a concern.

  • Sanicubic 1: The Sanicubic 1 is a pre-assembled simplex grinder, designed to handle the wastewater and sewage streams from multiple plumbing fixtures located throughout a structure. Featuring a one-horsepower motor and a fast-rotating stainless steel cutting blade, the Sanicubic 1 minimizes the possibility of clogs by quickly reducing solids in the wastewater streams and pumping them 36 feet vertically or 328 feet horizontally through a 1.5-inch, rigid pipe.

    With these capabilities, the Sanicubic 1 is ideal for applications in which the septic tank or sewer line is located either above or at some distance from the structure, or where gravity flow is not sufficient to move the waste.

    Overall, the Sanicubic 1 offers a lower overall lifetime cost than a conventional sewage ejection system, once the extra expense of floor excavation, the higher cost of plumbing materials and labor, and the increased incidence of maintenance are all factored in.

  • Sanicondens Best: The Sanicondens Best condensate water pump from SFA Saniflo incorporates a pH neutralizing granule tray that increases the pH of the acid water before discharging it to the drain line. With four inlets, the pump can accommodate multiple condensing mechanical systems, both residential and commercial, including boilers, water heaters, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems and other appliances.

    Many times, condensate is not able to drain adequately via gravity, usually because the application lacks conventional, below-floor drainage. This problem may, in turn, cause property damage or even create health hazards by adversely affecting indoor air quality. The Sanicondens Best, whose built-in pump activates automatically, is designed to quickly remove condensate by pumping it upward to a drainage line, where it can be carried safely away from the unit through gravity.

    The built-in neutralizer will defuse condensate from appliances, preventing the corroding of drains and sewer systems. Made of a durable polypropylene, the eight-pound condensate pump may be wall-mounted, using the tabs on the tank, or installed on a level floor surface.

“From residential and commercial bathrooms, where our Saniaccess 3 and Sanibest Pro systems dominate, to whole-house and commercial sewage applications that are ideally suited to our Sanicubic simplex and duplex grinding systems, Saniflo offers plumbing solutions to help building contractors become more profitable,” says Regis Saragosti, CEO of Saniflo USA. “Our plumbing technology requires less time on the job site, which translates to higher productivity and revenue for remodelers and contractors.”

For more information, contact Saniflo at 1-800-571-8191. Or visit the Saniflo website at

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The Saniaccess 3 macerator shown behind the wall with an extension pipe, serving an elongated Saniflo toilet bowl.

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The Sanibest Pro grinder shown behind the wall with an extension pipe, serving a round Saniflo toilet bowl.

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The compact Sanicondens Best with a built-in neutralizer (lower-right in photo) weighs only 8 lb. and can be wall-mounted.

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Featuring a 1-hp motor, the Sanicubic 1 can pump up to 50 gpm from plumbing fixtures located throughout a residential or commercial building.

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