The waterless and micro flush toilet pedestal are designed to be cleaned less often than a standard 4-6L flushing toilet. The micro flush pedestal has a self-cleaning ball valve that generally takes care of the job for you. Cleaning of the toilet seat itself is done with a natural cleaning product called Nature Flush. The product's enzymatic action also helps compost break down and eliminates odours.
The enzymes are supplied as a concentrate where 1L of concentrate is diluted to 20L of Nature Flush. A bottle of Nature Flush concentrate and a spray flask are provided with the toilet in the starter pack. Additional refills of the concentrate can be purchased on this website or over the phone at a later date.
The spray can also be used in the evaporation chamber at the bottom of a system where every 3 months (if the system is used full-time) the small rake provided should be used to remove any debris in the evaporation tray at the bottom of the unit.
Adding bulking agent/mulch & rotating the Bio-drum
These are the only activities you will have to do on a regular basis when it comes to maintaining your Sun-Mar™ composting toilet system. You will need to add bulking material (approximately a cupful per person per day) and rotate the drum. Sample bags of the bulking material (sugarcane mulch) are provided with the toilet and can be sourced from landscape/garden supply stores. Peatmoss can be added to the bulking agent to increase the moisture level if the compost is drying out too quickly.
Removal of Compost
The drum rotation is a periodic task which ensures that, when it comes time to empty the compost, you can be assured you will have produced nice compost. The handle of the Bio-drum on the Centrex, Excel and Compact should be rotated clockwise every second day when the toilet is in use. You will need to rotate the drum backwards when it is approximately half full. This will empty a portion of the compost into the finishing drawer. It is best to leave the compost in the finishing drawer for approximately 7 weeks so that the compost can continue to process.
The installation and maintenance manual provided with the toilet outlines these activities and we also provide customer support Monday to Friday on 1300 138 182 should you have any questions unanswered in this material.