Everything you need to know about the ventilation system

All Ecoflo systems use low-wattage ventilation systems to draw toilet odours down the pedestal, through the composting chambers, and out an external vent pipe above your dwelling, leaving your toilet room completely odourless – no need for deodorizers!

Correct installation

If you find that the waste smell is overpowering or getting a little too strong it’s worth noting that all exhaust vents should be at least 600ml above the roof of your dwelling so the first place to start is to double-check the height of your exhaust pipe.

If your pipe is the regulation height you can extend the pipe to enable smells to reach a higher altitude before escaping into the atmosphere. This can be a particularly handy tip if you live in an area where there’s little natural airflow (like a gully for example).

Ecoflo fan in housing demonstration video


Check vent pipes regularly

We need to keep those ventilation pipes free from obstruction to maintain the airflow.

Build up in ventilation pipes can be caused by many different reasons:
  • Condensation can pool in horizontal pipes
  • Particles can be sucked into the housing for the fan over time
  • Spiders and mud wasps can build webs and nests if the vent cap isn’t secured

Always carry a spare fan 

Ventilation is also used to manage smells. If you like to keep your bathroom smelling clean and fresh, the fan operation will be at the top of your priority list. That’s why we always recommend having a spare fan on hand for emergencies. 

In the spirit of reconciliation, Ecoflo Wastewater Management acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this Country. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. 




Ecoflo was the first company in Australia to sell composting toilets certified to the rigorous quality testing of Australian Standards. If you want to be certain your composting toilet has adequate capacity and is safe, you need a waterless composting toilet certified to the tough performance criteria of AS/NZS 1546.2:2008.

Shop our range of certified toilets here