Waterless Urinals

Waterless urinals eliminate the need for traditional water-flush urinals and offer considerable water and money-saving potential. Investing in waterless urinals will ensure that your commercial washroom is hygienic and smell-free. They are also popular in achieving increased BREEAM ratings in new-build commercial premises.

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Waterless Urinals: Cleaner and more Hygienic

Through the waterless urinal trap and blocking fluid, urine automatically flows down the drain, leaving the lighter fluid to block out all drain and sewage odours. The urinals can be cleaned easily and effectively using the designated, specialised cleaning products

Waterless urinals are more hygienic than standard urinals with conventional flushing systems. The moist environment in conventional water flushing systems actually encourages the development of bacteria and fungi on the urinal’s surfaces.

In addition to protecting the environment, waterless urinals also protect your bank account. Just one urinal can save up to 200,000 litres of water per year, saving you money. So, if you’re looking for a smell-free, waterless urinal for your commercial washroom, take a look at our range of flush-less urinals and start saving both water and money today!

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Waterless Urinals FAQs

What is a waterless urinal?

A waterless urinal is a urinal that does not require flushing. In waterless urinals, urine passes through a one-way valve into a trap, which has a liquid that is less dense than urine. Having a liquid which is less dense than urine means that urine falls through the liquid and is less likely to cause an odour. 

How do waterless urinals work?

When urine passes down the bowl, it goes through a strainer, sealing liquid and enters the waste pipe. These sealing liquids are typically oil-based, and as urine is denser than oil, the urine falls through the sealing liquid, which helps protect against the occurrence of odours.

How much water do waterless urinals save?

Using a waterless urinal can save up to 200,000 litres of water a year compared to a regular flushing urinal. 

How to clean waterless urinals

You can clean a waterless urinal by cleaning and polishing fluid. All you need to do is spray the cleaning fluid on the urinal and scrub it with a brush afterwards. You can find a biodegradable blocking cleaning fluid on our website here.

How to keep waterless urinals from smelling

It is important to properly clean and maintain waterless urinals to avoid them from smelling. Here are some tips on how to keep your waterless urinal smell-free:

  • Avoid putting water down a waterless urinal - water damages waterless urinals, so ensure cleaners avoid disposing of any water here. The combination of urine and water can create limescale deposits, leading to blocked pipes and odour issues. 

  • Replace the waterless urinal cartridges as often as needed - Urinal cartridges will need changing every 4-8 weeks in busy washrooms. Still, they can potentially last up to a year in washrooms with little usage. Urinals will begin to smell when their cartridges need replacing.

  • Use the correct cleaning materials - Urinals can be cleaned with a cleaning fluid spray and scrubbed with a brush.

How long does a waterless urinal cartridge last? 

A waterless urinal cartridge can last anywhere from 4 weeks to a year, depending on the number of times they are used daily. Urinals used roughly 200-300 times daily will require replacement cartridges more often (every 4-8 weeks). It is important that these cartridges are replaced as often as required, as failure to do so can lead to odour problems. 

Are waterless urinals better than flushing urinals?

Waterless urinals are generally more hygienic than flushing urinals. As traditional flushing toilets are moist compared to flushing fewer urinals, they encourage the growth of bacteria and can also spread airborne pathogens when flushed. Moreover, waterless urinals can save water and, therefore, money when compared to standard flushing urinals. 

You can find more general advice and answers to common questions on urinals by reading our blog.