At the time of equipping yourself, it was not possible to fix a classic toilet in your home and you found the option of the sanibroyeur fantastic. Indeed, installing it was like a small miracle, because it meant additional toilets whereas until then adding them was a feat. You didn’t have to break up the ground, or do any plumbing, let alone hook up to any drainage system. However, now that you have this type of toilet, less conventional than the others, you are wondering how to unclog it. Is this done as for “classic” toilets? Do you ask questions? It’s quite normal!
What exactly is a sanibroyeur?
A sanibroyeur is a sanitary grinder that can be placed where the installation of conventional toilets is not possible. When you flush the toilet, in this system the waste is directed to a maceration unit. On one side the remaining material is crushed, on the other the remaining liquid is pumped out. In other words, the process is really simple. Within seconds, the waste inside the tank is completely pulverized. Then the other liquid waste is pumped out and led to a septic tank or into the ground. When the process is finished, the maceration device inside the tank is deactivated. As soon as the toilet is filled with water again, the bowl is clean and empty. For all this to work, it is necessary to have an electrical outlet nearby to connect the motor, a water supply and a special connection to the drainage network.
To unclog your sanibroyeur, use a suction cup
In the same way as for conventional toilets, you can use a plunger to unclog your sanibroyeur. If you are used to unclogging a shower or sink pipe with a plunger, it’s the same principle. First, before using the suction cup, wear disposable gloves and remove anything you can grab by hand. Then put your suction cup in place. It must cover the entire drainage system. Press the suction cup so as to exert pressure in the bottom of the sanibroyeur. This must remain well stuck and must not detach from the sanibroyeur. Then pull up. Repeat this process several times in a row: the interaction of the different pressures should release the blockages in the drain pipe.
To unclog your sanibroyeur, use a product
Have you always been afraid to hear this famous phrase: “The toilets are clogged”? And today, you find yourself faced with your sanibroyeur clogged with leftover food, too much toilet paper or clogged with wet wipes. Be aware that some relatively mild household products are good remedies. No need to use very strong commercial chemicals which could damage your sanibroyeur. First, you can try pouring hot water. Not hot, of course. Pour the water into the basin of your sanibroyeur at a height of about one meter. This can remove blockages. Wait a few minutes until your sanibroyeur is completely unclogged again. Unfortunately, this trick doesn’t work if the drain pipe itself is clogged. Biological pipe cleaning is better for the environment, but it is also much more time consuming. It’s up to you whether you prefer to choose an aggressive cleaner that is effective immediately but pollutes and can damage your system or resort to more natural products that can unclog your sanibroyeur.
To unclog your sanibroyeur, call a plumber
And now the flush of your sanibroyeur makes a funny noise, the water level is approaching the edge of the bowl. And the bits of toilet paper that the final flush was supposed to throw into the depths are slowly spinning on the surface of the water… You’ll have to find a solution quickly if you want to fix this and have quick access to your toilet again. Do you have on hand the contact details of a good plumber or in any case of a good professional capable of coming to help you out fairly quickly? Because in some cases, it is the best solution: to call on an expert. It makes sense, you use your sanibroyeur several times a day. And when you move in even though it may appear superficially clean and in working order, the internal drain may not really be. It gradually clogs.
Over the years, particles of dirt, grease, hair, urine and other substances settle on the wall of the pipes. Gradually, a deposit forms which increasingly closes the drain pipe. The inevitable consequence is that the toilet gets clogged. However, many tenants and landlords wait to the extreme. Performed regularly, the professional cleaning of your sanibroyeur avoids emergencies. How often you should have your septic tank professionally cleaned is of course up to you – or that of your landlord or property manager.
To avoid clogging a sanibroyeur
In the future, avoid clogging your sanibroyeur, it will save you a lot of trouble. So don’t throw toilet paper rolls, tissues, paper towels, nappies, sanitary protections into the bowl… Think that all this could clog your sanibroyeur.