Saturday, December 01, 2012

Winner of World Toilet Day 2012

And the winner is…!

Congratulations to Iris H. from BC who was randomly selected as the winner for the 2012 edition of the World Toilet Day contest! Her photo below is a great space for a Saniflo product.

The 2012 World Toilet Day contest was a great success. We received more than 120 valid entries, which is 6 times more than the 2011 contest. In addition, we received over 100 new Facebook fans. The number of Canadians that love Saniflo is truly astounding!

We would like to thank everyone for participating and invite you all back to enter in the first edition of the 2013 World Plumbing Day contest in March!

Friday, November 16, 2012

The SANISHOWER: A "clean" approach to shower installation!

The SANISHOWER: A "clean" approach to shower installation!

When undergoing bathroom renovations, have you ever considered installing a shower in your home only to discover that the necessary drainpipes don’t exist? This is a common problem, but homeowners will be relieved to hear that Saniflo has a solution: the SANISHOWER.

The SANISHOWER is an under counter pump that removes wastewater from a sink or shower into a 3 or 4-inch sanitary drain, and can be installed without any major renovations.
The unit is a discreet under counter pump that is small enough to fit underneath a raised shower base or vanity. It is designed to connect to the vent system of the house, and can be attached to fixtures such as a shower, vanity sink or bar sink.

When installing a shower, the shower base must be raised by 6 to 8 inches to accommodate a P-trap, as well ensure that there is enough slope from the P-trap into the pump. When installing the SANISHOWER, it is important that all connections are watertight and that the pump starts and stops correctly.

If you do not plan to use the pump for a long period of time (vacation, major power shortage, maintenance, or renovation), be sure to shut off the water.

In regions prone to frost and freezing, the pump must be adequately protected against freezing. 

For more information about installing a SANISHOWER, visit:

Saturday, November 03, 2012

World Toilet Day – Is well underway!

That’s right, the Saniflo World Toilet Day contest is one-third of the way complete, and we are amazed at the number of entries.

Some entries we have received so far include: 

Remember, the contest closes November 19th, so get your entries in early! To enter just click here and:
-      Enter your full name
-      Enter your email address
-      Upload a photo of where you would like your Saniflo system to be installed
-      Click to agree to the Rules and Regulations

To gain a SECOND entry into the World Toilet Day contest follow these steps.

It’s that simple! Good luck!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Get Saniflo On-The-Go with the New Mobile App!

Saniflo has launched a new mobile app allowing you  to access Saniflo directly  - making it easier to find product information and services anytime you need it!

Features of the App include:

1.     Customer service and authorized retailer contact information - to get the answers you need! 

2.      Product lists for all of Saniflo’s new and existing products.

3.     In-depth product guides of each system including:

-      Descriptions
-      Technical specifications
-      Connections
-      Installation instructions
-      Photos

4.     Company news to keep you updated on the latest from Saniflo.

5.     FAQs and Tips to help you get your questions answered.

To try the app out for yourself, visit The App Store on iTunes or Google Play.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Saniflo’s World Toilet Day Contest – Gain a SECOND Entry!

You’ve entered your email address and a photo of your wannabe bathroom… now what?

You want to take advantage of the opportunity to gain a SECOND entry into the 2012 World Toilet Day contest, of course!

First, go to the Saniflo Bathroom Reader. Oh wait! You’re already here! The next thing to do is click on “Join this Site,” just to the right-hand side of the blog.

Another window will open, and it will say “Follow this blog.” Click on it!

Once this step is complete, we would like to congratulate you! You have gained a SECOND entry into the 2012 World Toilet Day contest!

We welcome you to invite your friends to follow the Saniflo Bathroom Reader.

Thanks for following! We will keep you up-to-date with the latest Saniflo products, design ideas and DIY tips and tricks – The Saniflo Canada Team

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Significance of World Toilet Day

Can you imagine not having a bathroom? For 2.6 billion people around the world, this is a reality; a world without access to clean sanitation.

In 2011, the World Toilet Organization declared November 19th as World Toilet Day. Each year, World Toilet Day sheds light on the global sanitation crisis; stimulating dialogue and attempting to break the taboo surrounding the toilet.

Today, World Toilet Day is celebrated in over 19 countries with more than 50 events hosted worldwide.

In celebration of World Toilet Day 2012, Saniflo is holding its second annual Facebook contest for people to have a chance to win a Saniflo system and up to $1,000 towards the installation of the product.

Entering the contest is easy. Simply go to the Saniflo Facebook contest tab and upload a photo of the room you want to transform with a Saniflo system before World Toilet Day 2012 on November 19th. One random winner will be announced on November 21, 2012!

As a bonus, if you upload your photo and subscribe to the blog during the first two weeks of the contest, you will receive a second entry into the draw!

Celebrate World Toilet Day 2012 with us and “Make the World a Better Place - One Toilet at a Time”.  

Monday, October 01, 2012

Getting Your Home Ready For Fall

Autumn is just setting in, and though we love the crisp days and changing colours, fall means winter is right around the corner. In order to ensure your home is bundled up tight, follow these simple fall home tips:

 Clear the yard and driveway:

Take a few minutes to rake up leaves and branches; pick up extension cords, toys and summer equipment; and make sure your driveway is sealed or leveled. This will ensure that your lawn and driveway are ready for next year, and you won’t risk injuring yourself, or your snow removal equipment on any unseen obstacles buried in the drifts. 

 Check your toilet for leaks:

It might be indoors, but checking your toilet for leaks will save you a lot of time and energy before winter sets in. Try using toilet-safe dye tabs from the hardware store to pour down the back of your tank. If your water colours the bowl without flushing, you have a leak and should then check all your seals and flappers to ensure that they are in optimal condition.

Ensure a healthy heating system:
Clean your heating system vents from debris, replace old filters, and check all doors, windows, dryer vents and electrical sockets to ensure there are no air leaks. Seal any leaks you find to ensure that your house remains at a comfortable temperature all winter, and to ensure your money doesn’t go out the window (literally).

Prepare or update your home safety kit:
Having a home safety kit that is stocked and ready-to-go is especially important before the frost of winter sets in. Start with the basics: fresh water, first-aid kit, non-perishable food, blankets, hats, gloves and waterproof footwear. In addition, consider including: a whistle, batteries, a flashlight, radio or cellphone, tool kit, salt or de-icer, books or games, and of course toilet paper!

What other fall checklist tips do you have?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Quick Fix Check List

Do you feel like your home needs a little change but you’ve only got a little budget? We have three easy tips for changing up your home inspired by’s article: 10 Budget Updates and Easy Cosmetic Fixes.

Splash on that colour: colour trends change seasonally, so it is easy to see your friends bathroom all dressed up in the latest colour palette and get a little jealous. How you can change it? Head to the hardware store and grab a can of paint to spruce up your own small space. For the fall, crisp greys and warm oranges will be found on paintbrushes everywhere.

Turn silver into bronze: Your powder room has a brushed silver faucet like everyone else? Why not change it out for a bronze one. This rustic look will give your washroom a completely different feel. You can add a bronze showerhead to complete the rustic look for your whole bathroom.

What’s beneath your feet?: Your laundry room is just as much a part of your home as the kitchen. To make it into a more inviting space, change the flooring up with linoleum. Linoleum is an easy and cost effective way to change or add flooring to an unfinished laundry room or any space that needs a pick-me-up. It will make the laundry experience more pleasant. Linoleum tiles now come in a variety of sizes, shapes and patterns. It can look like tile, hardwood or even stone to fit with the style of your home.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Protecting Your Furniture While You Renovate

Renovations are a great way to bring new life or add value to your home, but they can get messy.  Dust, paint and debris often find themselves all over your furniture leaving it scratched, dingy-looking or stained. 

Here are a few ways to protect your furniture from becoming a renovation casualty.

Cover it:
Use drop cloths, plastic sheeting or even an old sheet. This method works great if you are doing work in another room and want to protect furniture throughout the rest of the house from stray particles. It will give some protection against damage in the room as well, but remember its not 100% effective; dust and spills will make their way through to your furniture so be careful.

Move it:
A second option is to move your furniture to another room as long as your renovations are contained to a different area. This will offer a lot more protection, but dust and debris can still travel so consider covering the furniture as an added precaution.

Store it: 
Finally, the safest option for your furniture is to store it. This will ensure it’s out of the way from the dust and debris as well as clearing the space for renovators to move freely without worrying about damaging something.

Remember to ask around for the best storage option for your project based on the furniture you have and how long your renovations will take.

What are your tips for protecting your furniture from damage?