What can go wrong with a macerator?
Macerator systems are quiet and powerful but there can sometimes be problems. Macerator toilet pumps can fail, block or even break.
How far can a macerator pump waste?
The unit pumps the effluent upward to 15 feet and/or 150 feet horizontally (with gravity fall). Once the water level in the container goes down, the micro switch deactivates the unit until the flush is activated again.
How long do macerator toilets last?
The general rule about macerators is that the machine is an added 2nd toilet and is only built good enough for a small amount of traffic, which should last for up to 10 years depending on the use. If the macerator is being used in high traffic for example student accommodation, then you would expect about 3 years.
How long do toilet pumps last?
While most sewage ejector pumps are designed to withstand at least 7 to 10 years of use, with some even lasting much longer, occasionally problems do arise long before the pump has reached the end of its life span.
Are macerator pumps reliable?
Older models have a reputation for being unreliable and for frequently breaking down. These two things are not quite as much of a concern these days due to advances in technology, but a macerator is not likely to be quite as reliable as a regular toilet with a normal sewage pipe connection.
How long does a macerator toilet last?
The general rule about macerators, is that the machine is an added 2nd toilet and is only built good enough for small amount of traffic, which should at least last for up to 15 years depending on the use. In an average used home as a main bathroom, then you would expect a macerator to last about 10 years.
How do you clean a macerator pump?
Disconnect the macerator from the electric supply. Pour 1-2.5 litres of Toilet Cleaner & Macerator Descaler into the toilet bowl. Turn the macerator pump on for a few seconds to allow the descaler to enter the macerator. Turn the macerator off again and allow to work for 2 hours.
How often should a macerator be serviced?
Cleaning a macerator should be carried out regularly – once a month in hard water areas and once every three months in soft water areas.