If you are going to be away for a substantial period or shut your holiday home for the winter, you should consider cleaning your toilet thoroughly. Especially important is that you always handle your products correctly. To assure that your toilet is in the best shape, it is important that you follow the steps below for each product that you wish to storage.
Our incinerating toilets consume about 0.13kWh during 24H in standby mode. Every time you turn off the toilet, the steps below must be performed to avoid frostbite:
> Turn off the power switch on the back and unplug the toilet. If your toilet has two switches, both must be turned off, otherwise there is a risk of the battery discharging.
> Separate the toilet from the ventilation pipe and plug the ventilation pipe/chimnet. Use either cover plug for 110mm (art.no 1268) or similar.
> Clean the toilet thoroughly. Don't forget to clean the ashtray.
This protects the toilet from moisture that could potentially penetrate and damage the electrical components in the toilet, and the cold air is not allowed into the space where the toilet is located.
> The battery on FAMILY should not be left without being charged for more than 12 months. We recommend that you maintenance-charge your battery every six months for long-term storage (then plug in, turn on both switches and leave the toilet on for about 8 hours)
After the above steps have been completed, your toilet is ready for storage. For more detailed information about cleaning your incinerator toilet, as well as more product-specific information, you can find under "maintenance & cleaning" for each product.
Cleaning the ashtray:
> Pick out and emty the ashtray
> Pour 1L of water directly into the ashtray (without bag)
> Put the ashtray back in the toilet
> Start a large incinerating program (without bag)
This means that coatings in the ashtray come off more easily and the steam that goes through the toilet and the ventilation pipe facilitates the cleaning of the entire toilet.
Do you have a BASIC? The video below shows how to emty the ashtray for this model.
We recommend, for the fan and the bathrooms’ sake, to always have the fan running, even if you will be away for a long period. This keeps the toilet area/house dry and extends the life of the fan. Separett Villa consumes 0.06kWh during 24H.
Cleaning is very important to avoid bad odors and flies coming in and laying eggs. If you are going to be away for a substantial period, or want to save electricity, you should do the following:
> Turn off and unplug the toilet.
> Put the lid on the container and remove it from the toilet. This is to ensure that odors do not spread. Empty the container of the solid waste, flush out wiht water and clean thoroughly with cleaning agent.
> Clean the urine hose/siphon. Flush out urine pipe and urine hose with water. This can also be benificially performed before yout urine diverting toilet is put into operation after a substantial break.
> Clean the toilet. Clean the toilet internally and externally with cleaning agent, cloth and if necessary, a brush as well.
Urine freezes at about -5ºC, so if the toilet is to be used in winter make sure the urine drain has a fall all the way. We recommend an external urine drain that is Ø50mm. The coarser dimension is to reduce the risk of the urine drain freezing. It is also possible to insulate the parts of the urine hose that goes outside.
Emty the Ejectortank before winter, as urine freezes at -5ºC and can cause the ejector tube to burst. Ensure that the ejector tube in the lid is emptied of liquid, that a little liquid remains at the bottom of the container does not cause any damage.
If you use the toilet in winter, then collect the urine in suitable containers and save it for fertilizing in the spring, alternatively lead the urine to the gray water/sewer or to an infiltration. Don't forget that the municipality's environmental office guides to approved alternatives, decisions regarding waste management are not for the common man.