In need of plumbing solution for your ADU construction ? Saniflo brings you the solution !

Blog 05/21/2024

In need of plumbing solution for your ADU construction ? Saniflo brings you the solution !

The Saniflo solution for ADU addition

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) have become increasingly popular in the United States. These small, self-contained living spaces, often added to existing properties, provide homeowners with a flexible solution for housing needs, whether for rental income, accommodating extended family, or creating a home office.

However, adding an ADU comes with its own set of challenges, particularly in terms of plumbing. This is where Saniflo products, specifically the Sanibest Pro, Sanicubic, and Sanipit, come into play. These innovative solutions can significantly simplify the plumbing process, especially when the distance to the main sewer line is a concern. Saniflo offers a range of pumps for Black and Gray water to be used where classic rough in/gravity fed plumbing solution is not an option or the cost is too high.

Understanding the Plumbing Challenges in ADU Additions

Adding an ADU to an existing property often means dealing with complex plumbing issues. Traditional plumbing systems require extensive excavation and installation work to connect the new unit to the main sewer line. This can be costly, time-consuming, and disruptive to the existing landscape. Additionally, in many cases, the main sewer line might be located far from the ADU, making conventional plumbing impractical or even impossible.

The Saniflo Advantage

Saniflo, a leader in macerating and grinding pump systems, offers a range of products designed to address these challenges efficiently. By using a macerator or grinder pump, waste can be moved from the ADU to the main sewer line without the need for extensive excavation. This makes Saniflo an ideal solution for ADU additions. You will find below the best products of our range for your ADU addition, the best product will depend on your overall project and use, you can contact us for more guidance!

Sanibest Pro: Ideal for Tough Waste

The Sanibest Pro is a robust, heavy-duty grinder toilet pump system designed for residential and commercial applications. It can handle not only human waste but also sanitary products, making it an excellent choice for ADUs that will be used frequently or by multiple occupants. This unit is to be installed right behind the toilet (can be integrated in the wall)

Key Features:

  • Powerful Grinding System: The Sanibest Pro features a high-performance grinding system that can efficiently break down waste and toilet paper, preventing clogs and ensuring smooth operation.
  • Flexible Installation: It can be installed up to 25 feet below the sewer line and 150 feet away from the sewer line, providing flexibility in ADU placement.
  • Quiet Operation: Despite its power, the Sanibest Pro operates quietly, ensuring it does not disturb the occupants of either the main house or the ADU.

Sanicubic 1: Handling High Volumes

For ADUs that require the ability to handle higher volumes of waste and water, the Sanicubic range is an excellent option. The Sanicubic models are designed for demanding applications, including multi-bathroom setups or when the ADU includes a full kitchen and laundry.

Key Features:

  • Powerful Grinding System: The Sanicubic features a high-performance grinding system.
  • High Capacity: They can pump waste up to 36 feet vertically and 328 feet horizontally, making them suitable for ADUs located at a considerable distance from the main sewer line. The Sanicubic 1 will pump up to 50GPM.
  • Alarm System: Built-in alarms alert homeowners to any issues, allowing for prompt maintenance and preventing potential overflow or backups.

Sanipit: The Ideal Solution for classic plumbing

The Sanipit is also an excellent option for customers willing to have rough in plumbing but still need to lift the waste to the main sewer line, our new Sanipit will be the perfect product, fits in a standard 24” pit and offer a dry cavity, an external control panel and alarm to ensure smooth and constant operations.

Key Features:

  • Compact Design: The Sanipit’s compact size makes it easy to install in tight spaces, which is often a consideration in ADU additions. It can also be installed outside (the control panel needs to be protected in an outdoor environment)
  • Automatic Operation: It includes an automatic start and stop feature, ensuring hassle-free operation without the need for manual intervention. It features a unique triple redundancy switch that will not let you run into sewage trouble !
  • Durability: Built with high-quality composite materials, the Sanipit is designed to withstand continuous use and provides a long-lasting solution for sewage water management.

Why choose Saniflo ?

Choosing Saniflo for your plumbing needs, especially in areas like ADUs or spaces where traditional plumbing is challenging, has several benefits:

  • Flexibility: Saniflo systems allow you to install bathrooms, kitchens, or laundry rooms almost anywhere without major construction. They can pump waste vertically and horizontally, making it possible to add plumbing fixtures in locations far from the main drain line.

  • Ease of Installation: Saniflo systems are easier and quicker to install compared to traditional plumbing. They don't require breaking concrete or extensive remodeling, which can save time and money.

  • Cost-Effective: Due to the minimal construction required, Saniflo installations are often less expensive than conventional plumbing methods. This makes it a cost-effective solution for adding new bathrooms or other fixtures.

  • Reliability: Saniflo products are known for their reliability and durability. The macerating pumps are designed to handle waste efficiently and prevent clogs, ensuring long-term performance. Most of the products have 4 years limited warranty. Don’t fall for the cheap copies or you may have unpleasant surprises.


Adding an ADU to your property can provide significant benefits, but it also comes with unique challenges, particularly in terms of plumbing. Saniflo products, including the Sanibest Pro, Sanicubic, and Sanipit, offer innovative solutions that simplify the plumbing process and make ADU additions more feasible. By selecting the right Saniflo product based on your specific needs, you can ensure a smooth and efficient plumbing setup, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of your new ADU without the hassle of traditional plumbing methods. Whether you’re dealing with tough waste, high volumes of water, or managing gray water, Saniflo has a product that can meet your needs and make your ADU addition a success.