How to clean and descale a saniflo macerator pump -

Saniflo Macerators require regular cleaning

Saniflo Macerators require regular maintenance to ensure they are kept clean, free of limescale and in good working order. Looking after a macerator is easy, with the right chemical it’s as simple as pouring the solution into the system and letting it do the work.

The most common issue we hear from those with Saniflo Macerators is that the system does not come on or go off when it should, which causes a bad smell. This is usually the result of using bleach or other general cleaning products not specifically designed for use with a saniflo macerator.

It is important never to use products containing bleach in a saniflo macerator as bleach corrodes the seal around the macerator valve. This results in a faulty system as the macerator cannot sense when to open or close.

To avoid damaging a macerator, it is important to use a specially developed saniflo descaler product to clean and descale whilst being gentle on the system. Specially developed products, such as Saniflo own brand product, can be expensive. However, our Saniflo alternative (Toilet Cleaner and Macerator Descaler) is half the price of other Macerator products.


Toilet Cleaner & Macerator Descaler works as a general toilet cleaner as well as to clean and descale macerator tanks. Our formula contains phosphoric acid, which works to break down limescale and dirt, whilst being gentle enough for the macerator system. Cleaning a macerator should be carried out regularly – once a month in hard water areas and once every three months in soft water areas.

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to use our Toilet Cleaner & Macerator Descaler: 

  1. Disconnect the macerator from the electric supply.
  2. Pour 1-2.5 litres of Toilet Cleaner & Macerator Descaler into the toilet bowl.
  3. Turn the macerator pump on for a few seconds to allow the descaler to enter the macerator.
  4. Turn the macerator off again and allow to work for 2 hours. Do not flush the toilet during this time. 
  5. After 2 hours, reconnect the power supply and flush the toilet to rinse.

For general toilet bowl cleaning with this product, simply squirt the solution around the toilet bowl and flush the toilet (scrub with a toilet brush if necessary).

Dirtbusters Toilet Cleaner & Macerator Descaler comes in 5 Litre bottles or 1 Litre toilet ducks. It is a macerator safe, toilet cleaning solution designed to break down limescale and dirt from toilet bowls and macerator tanks.

We designed our macerator safe product to provide professional results whilst being half the price of other branded saniflo macerator products. Keep your macerator in good condition, clean and limescale free with our professional, safe toilet cleaner and macerator descaling solution.



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