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, Uridan® urinals also protect your bank account. Just one urinal can save up to 200,000 litres of water per year, which in turn saves you money. So, if you’re looking for a smell-free waterless urinal for your commercial washroom, take a look at our range of flushless 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 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, helping to 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 in comparison to a regular flushing urinal.
How to clean waterless urinals
You can clean a waterless urinal with a 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 or 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 but can potentially last up to a year in washrooms with little usage. Urinals will begin to smell when their cartridge needs 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 as it depends on the number of times they are used per day. Urinals used roughly 200-300 times a day 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 in comparison to flushless 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.