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How to Unclog a Commercial Urinal

How to Unclog a Commercial Urinal

Blocked urinals are a common problem within most washrooms. The urinal waste pipes become narrow over time because of the build-up of uric acid crystals and through the use of urinal blocks. Our easy to follow guide will help maintenance staff to unclog urinals.

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Do you Tile Behind a Vanity Unit?

Do you Tile Behind a Vanity Unit?

To tile behind a vanity unit or not? Here we aim to guide installers who are tiling walls behind a vanity unit during a washroom refurbishment.

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How Does a Toilet Flush Valve Work?

How Does a Toilet Flush Valve Work?

Discover how the inside workings of a toilet cistern and it's flush valve operates. Ideal for those looking to repair their toilets.

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What Size is an Ambulant Toilet?

What Size is an Ambulant Toilet?

Ambulant disabled toilet facilities are used by people who may need extra help (pregnant ladies, walking wounded amongst others) but what size should they be?

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Are Electric Hand Dryers Better for the Environment?

Are Electric Hand Dryers Better for the Environment?

Hand drying facilities are essential in all washrooms but there are a number of different methods and hand dryer products on the market. Which is best for the environment? Read on to find out more.

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Are Hand Dryers Hygienic?

Are Hand Dryers Hygienic?

Many washroom users refrain from using hand dryers because they perceive them to be unhygienic products that actively spread germs and viruses. Is this assumption correct?

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How Many Disabled Toilets are Required in the Workplace?

How Many Disabled Toilets are Required in the Workplace?

Different levels of disability exist within the UK workforce and it is often confusing for employers to understand what disabled toilet provisions they are required to make. This article explores the legislation that applies and aims to answer how many disabled toilets are required.

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How Many Sanitary Bins do I Need in My Washroom?

How Many Sanitary Bins do I Need in My Washroom?

Sanitary bins are deemed a necessity in UK female toilets and washrooms but what governs their inclusion and the numbers of bins that a facility manager should be expected to supply? Read on for further guidance...

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How to Install Automatic Hand Dryers

How to Install Automatic Hand Dryers

Hand dryers are found in almost every UK washroom and are straight forward to install. Read on for our guide on how to install an automatic hand dryer. Please note: this installation should only be conducted by a fully qualified electrician.

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What is LRV?

What is Light Reflective Value (LRV) and its importance in washroom design?

To aid users with visual impairments it is recommended that there be a sufficient visual contrast between one element or fitting in the washroom against another.  

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