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What are the common problems associated with flushing water?

High water usage - A urinal flushing every 15 minutes uses over 41,698 gallons of water per year, costing your business money and wasting huge amounts of water.

Unpleasant odours - Odours are created above and below the urinal bowl leading to bad smells that can create a negative user experience.

Urinal flooding - By flushing water, there is always the potential for urinal flooding, which can incur increased costs for your business and portrays a negative image of your business to both customers and employees.

Poor hygiene - Flushing water creates an ideal environment for the cultivation of harmful bacteria which means that more effective cleaning solutions are needed. By removing water from the equation, you are removing the source of bacteria spreading.

Unsightly blockages - Over time, uric acid, salts and scale build up to form a bio-film on the urinal waste trap, drain and pipe work, providing an ideal environment for harmful bacteria. Blockages are expensive to clear, unhygienic and unpleasant for all users of the washroom.

Are Waterfree urinals hygienic?

Waterfree urinals have been independently proven to be up to 4.5 times more hygienic than conventional flushing urinals. Waterfree's three pronged approach to urinal hygiene is as follows:

  1. A biological block which contains active microbes, limescale inhibitors and a patented malodour counteractant which tackles the male pheromone and degenerative bacteria on the urinal bowl surface at source.

  2. The hygiene seal acts as a physical barrier which has been independently tested not to be susceptible to back pressure/siphoning (the valve has natural air-admittance properties).

  3. The cleaning regime utilises specialist biological cleaning products provided as pat of the service. These complements the cartridge and hygiene seal and provides a day to day solution for the urinal services and the hygiene of the surrounding areas.

How often do Waterfree urinals have to be cleaned?

Minimum cleaning should be between once and twice a day. Naturally, the higher the usage, the more frequent cleaning will be required. As part of our installation we provide training of how the urinals should be cleaned to ensure effective use of the solution.

How long does the hygiene seal last?

This is dependent on usage, the vigilancy of the cleaning regime and avoiding the use of corrosive chemicals or bleaches. As part of our planned preventative maintenance (PPM) regime, we change the valves on a bi-annual basis to avoid run to breakdown scenarios

What happens if the cartridge is exposed to water?

This will dissipate the biological block more rapidly. Without a bespoke system, tailored to reduce flushing, this would increase the chances of solidity in your urinal common pipeline which in turn could lead to blockages