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In need of Saniflo repairs?

If you’ve got problems with a faulty Saniflo toilet or blocked drains, we can help.

We offer a professional, same-day plumbing service across London, helping businesses and homeowners with expert Saniflo repairs and drain unblocking services. To get a free, no-obligation telephone quote,

Call us now on 0845 224 0019.

We can carry out all types of Saniflo repairs, maintenance and servicing to fix a range of common problems.

Noise. Saniflo’s humming or buzzing can be caused by jammed macerator or pump blades or a worn-out capacitor, all of which can be fixed apart from a worn-out motor, which means replacing the unit.

Vibration and movement. If your Saniflo is vibrating or jumping around during operation, it’s probably because there are baby wipes or other foreign objects caught on the macerator blade. We can clear the obstruction and fix the problem.

Foul smells. If your Saniflo is more than four years old, it will need descaling or manual cleaning. We can do either or both of these for you, helping to address the problem of bad odours.

Leaks. Leaks in a Saniflo unit can be caused by a jammed pump, a worn switch, a worn membrane or loose connecting joints, all of which can easily be fixed.

Starting up at the wrong times. If your Saniflo starts up intermittently for no reason, you could have one of several problems: a faulty membrane and switch, a leaking tap filling up the Saniflo and setting it off, a leaking internal overflow, a shrunken membrane or a leaky non-return valve. Whatever the problem, we’ll find it and fix it. To arrange a repair and get your Saniflo toilet working smoothly again,

Call us now on 0845 224 0019.

Why Choose City Handyman?

Same-day local coverage. Call us on 0845 224 0019 now and we’ll respond within two hours, anywhere in London.

Proven capability. With over 20 year’s experience, we can fix all types of plumbing problems quickly and reliably – faulty Saniflo macerators, leaky pipes, blocked drains and more.

We fix it fast. We carry a range of parts, including many commonly used Saniflo spares, so we can usually fix your problem right there and then.

Simple, honest pricing. We’ll quote a simple rate to fix your blocked drain or Saniflo macerator with no hidden charges.

Advice straight from an expert. We don’t have call centres. When you call us, you’ll speak direct with our operator who will put you in touch with an engineer who will discuss your problem and explain everything we’re going to do in plain English.

Trusted, local supplier. We’re a family business founded in 2003, trusted by families and business across London. To speak with an engineer or arrange an engineer visit,

Call us now on 0845 224 0019

Saniflo FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Troubleshooting

My Saniflo is vibrating

If your Saniflo macerator is vibrating or shaking around whilst in operation and not pumping the water away is because of a foreign object caught on the macerator blade. We can easily strip down the machine and fix this problem for you.

My Saniflo keeps switching on and off running intermittently 

If your Saniflo switches on and off when it feels like it is due to, a faulty membrane and switch or both, a dripping tap, a dripping shower, a dripping bidet, or a leaking appliance if there is one connected to your Saniflo. If your Saniflo is in a kitchen there may be a hot water storage tank under the sink which has the expansion valve pipe leading in to the Saniflo and is dripping enough to set the machine off. Another reason for intermittent starting could be from a leaking push button toilet or the overflow from a conventional toilet cistern is overflowing in to the Saniflo. We can easily fix this problem for you.

My Saniflo smells or is giving off a bad odour

If your Saniflo starts to smell like sewage try descaling the machine first with Saniflo descaler, if this fails to cure the problem your Saniflo will need to stripped down and cleaned out by hand, we can easily do this for you. After this work has been completed we recommend you descale with Saniflo descaler more often.

My Saniflo is blocked and the toilet bowl has filled up

If your toilet has blocked pleas do not flush it twice as the water may go over the top of the toilet and on to the floor. Try plunging it gently as the U-bend of the toilet may be blocked with too much tissue. If the U-bend is blocked the machine will activate quickly  as you are doing it, this is a good sign, if the machine does nothing check to see if the box is hot as the blade may be jammed. If the blade is jammed the machine will need to be stripped down and investigated, we can easily do this for you.

My Saniflo Macerator Leaks out of the air vent on top.

If your Saniflo is leaking out of the air vent is because the pump outlet pipe has shrunk inside the machine and is spraying water out of the vent whilst in operation or the Saniflo box is being overwhelmed with water and can’t pump out quick enough. If the box is being overwhelmed with water it’s because the machine is not switching on and off quick enough and needs a new membrane and switch or the motor is worn and is struggling to turn fast enough. We can easily fix these problems for you but if the motor is worn a new Saniflo will be needed as the motor is not a spare part you can buy.

My Saniflo is not working or activating

If your Saniflo is not working, there are a few things you can try before calling anybody out. Check the fuse for the Saniflo with one from a working appliance and of the same amps. Check the machine has not been turned off by accident as this is quite common or a power cut, check the fuse board for the property to see if the circuit breakers have tripped out. Check the box to see if it is hot as the machine may be jammed and the thermal protection has cut the motor out. If the box is hot or warm you would need to let it cool down to reset itself, when it has cooled down it would activate and make a buzzing or humming sound. We can easily investigate this problem for you.

My electrics keep tripping out when the Saniflo is activated

If your Saniflo trips or fuses the electrics when you try to use it is not a good sign, this would suggest that the Saniflo has a faulty wiring connection which needs to be checked. If the connections are not faulty it may be that either the internal Saniflo electrics are loose and needs to be inspected or the actual motor is letting in water as it is worn. We can easily fix this problem but if the actual motor is the problem you will need a new Saniflo, but it’s worth getting it checked before buying a new one as it may be a simple fix.

My Saniflo is foaming out of the air vent on top

If your Saniflo is foaming out of the air vent it’s because there is too much soap, cleaning products or bleach in the machine. you will need to dilute the water before the machine will start working properly again. When cleaning your Saniflo use a minimum amount of toilet cleaners to prevent this from happening.

My Saniflo is blocked  here is water backed up in the shower basin bidet and bath

If for some reason your Saniflo is blocked and water in the bath, bidet, basin, bath or shower is too would mean the Saniflo is connected to all these things in the bathroom. Do not flush the toilet or use any items connected to the Saniflo or flooding may occur and cause unnecessary water damage. We can easily remove all the excess water and investigate the Saniflo for you.

Can I descale my Saniflo with bleach or kettle descaler

You can not descale your Saniflo with bleach or kettle descaler as it does not have the active ingredients to descale a Saniflo. bleach and toilet cleaners do make your toilet look and smell clean but will not remove limescale. To descale a Saniflo you must use Saniflo descaler as it has been especially formulated for descaling Saniflo’s and is safe to use on a Saniflo. If you use drain unblocking chemicals on a Saniflo it will invalidate your warranty if you have one and can possibly damage or destroy the motor and make it unrepairable. If your Saniflo needs cleaning by hand we can easily do this for you.

How long will a Saniflo last

This is the most common question we get asked every day. A Saniflo will last many  years if looked after properly from new, all you have to do is follow the instructions in the Saniflo handbook, descale the Saniflo 2-3 times a year if you live in a hard water area but if you have a salt water softener once a year will probably be enough. Other factors which can help extend the life of a Saniflo is by not throwing foreign objects down the toilet. This can be a major problem in tenanted properties or guests not taking your advice on board. If your Saniflo waste outlet pipe pumps downhill instead of up will increase it’s lifespan as it reduces wear and tear on the motor. Just by following a few simple rules will make your Saniflo last many years buy if a foreign object does accidentally find it’s way in to a Saniflo we can easily remove it for you.

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Saniflo Troubleshooting Frequently asked questions FAQ