There are some scenarios where connecting your bathroom, en-suite or cloakroom to the conventional household drainage system is just not financially feasible or even possible, especially if the sewer level is higher than that of the room. This is where macerators come into their own and offer a solution to counteract this tricky situation. For many years Plumbworld has been stocking a wide range of macerators from the biggest and most reputable bathroom brands including Grundfos, Saniflo and Hydrolux. These quality designs ensure that your waste is disposed of effectively and hygienically without any attention being drawn to the unit itself.
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Macerators are extremely versatile and considered to be a life saver in some room layouts. Without these highly functional pieces of equipment, many people would struggle to dispose of waste from their bathroom or kitchen where the regular drainage system cannot be connected. Thankfully Plumbworld provides a comprehensive selection of macerators to meet the waste requirements of shoppers who have no other solution. Factors such as noise, power rating and flow rate will all have an impact on the efficiency and suitability of the product, but you shouldn’t neglect to consider the following either:
Positioning & Sizing: Anything to do with waste is not usually something people want to talk or hear about, let alone see. Therefore it’s essential that the unit you buy can be stored in a position which is out of the normal line of site in order to prevent unwanted attention. Many installers opt to fit the macerator directly behind the toilet as this is one of the most conspicuous places to house the unit, but sometimes there may not be enough room. This is when sizing comes into play as you’ll have to find somewhere else to locate it and the dimensions of the unit will have a considerable impact upon where it can be positioned. Whilst the height isn’t usually an issue, depth and width should be of high priority and one of the things you need to pay attention to. The size may also have an impact on connections, so make sure you leave enough room to safely connect the required pipework to dispose of waste.
Macerator Compatibility: Before purchasing a macerator you need to be very clear in the waste it needs to deal with up front. Many macerators will be limited to the amount of waste it can process simultaneously and therefore might not be able to cope with being attached to all bathroom fittings. Some macerators are only designed for use with WCs or sinks; so make sure you check prior to buying that the macerator will be suitable for its intended use.
Involved Costs: Whilst macerators aren’t the cheapest of bathroom items, it’s usually a lot cheaper than paying for the masonry work to install and extend the original household sewage system. Not only is this an expensive process, but it’s also labour intensive and will likely disrupt several other rooms in the house during fitting. In comparison, macerators are considerably cheaper and when installed and used correctly, they offer strong reliability with next to no servicing.
Building Regulations: Whilst it seems like a fairly straight forward job to someone who knows what they’re doing, the Building Regulations may not permit installation if there isn’t suitable access to a WC with gravity discharging. If installation features new cabling in the bathroom or kitchen then it needs to be reported and also work must be carried out or at the very least checked, by someone who is registered with the ERA (Electrical Regulating Authority).