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If you want to renovate or remodel your home, macerating toilets are a great and affordable alternative to traditional plumbing. A macerator pump connects to a toilet and grinds up solid waste so that it can be pumped against gravity more effectively. It gives homeowners the flexibility to design the layout of their bathroom the way they want it. The primary advantage of installing a macerating system is the convenience and ease of installation. When starting a bathroom installation, you have two options if there is no existing, below-floor drainage: either install a macerator or undergo costly and more serious plumbing that requires creating a new sewage outlet. Installing a macerator pump would be the less expensive and much easier option. A macerator pump uses a fast-rotating cutting blade made of stainless steel to convert solids and fluids into a fine slurry that is discharged under pressure through small-diameter piping (¾-inch or 1-inch) and expelled into the sewage line or septic tank. Instead of routing flush water through below-floor drainage lines to sewage access or a sewage ejector, the wastewater from the fixture drains through gravity into a macerator. Another advantage of a macerating system is that it is silent. Unlike other basement plumbing systems, such as a sewage ejector, a macerator’s cutting blades and pump are much quieter. Let’s dive into how that is possible.

Just like a conventional toilet
Based on the previous description of what a macerator does, you may think that a motorized device grinding up and discharging solid waste would be loud. In actuality, a Saniflo macerator is no louder than a normal toilet flushing. There is a bit of sound variation depending on the pump model, but most are relatively quiet. The sound volume emitted in decibels may vary from one installation to another, depending on the product and especially the surroundings (size and shape of the room, tiled or not, etc.). Saniflo offers a line of pumps called “Quiet Range,” whose operation emits 10 decibels less than other models. So we can proudly say we have the quietest macerator on the market. A decibel is a standard measurement unit used to describe a sound’s intensity or strength.

SFA SANIFLO U.S.A. – whose parent company originated macerating plumbing technology — offers a complete line of waste and drainage pumping systems for residential and commercial applications. Saniflo developed its innovative, “above-floor plumbing” technology more than a half-century ago and has led its commercialization worldwide. Today, the company markets macerating technology through 24 subsidiaries in 50 countries and has sold more than seven million units worldwide since 1958. Saniflo markets through independent sales agents throughout North America, and the product line is currently available at distributor and dealer locations throughout the United States and Canada.