Hello! This is Robert Kravitz. I’m. A writer for the professional cleaning industry, and this is in one of our series of understanding and appreciating waterless urinals.
Recently I received this email from a cleaning contractor in Nebraska. Here’s what he wrote to me.
- We need your help maintaining the 50 plus water installed in one of the facilities we clean.
- We spray the interior and exterior of the water with a cleaner disinfectant.
- Then we wipe clean with a microfiber cleaning.
So far everything’s fine. but then he writes.
- Sometimes we use a powdered cleaner to clean inside the urinals.
- When we do, we rinse the urinals with about half a gallon of water.
Okay. Now I see the problem. Here’s what I suggested.
First, never use powdered cleaners in a waterless urinal. They are not needed.
Water deposits. Don’t develop in these because they stay dry.
If you can’t remove a stain. Just clean the area a second time. It should come out.
Second, as far as pouring water down the urinals, it is highly unrecommended.
It can damage the cylinder and flesh out all the sealant at the bottom of the urinal.
Don’t do it.
Here’s the bottom line about waterless urinals.
They’re very easy to clean, very easy to maintain.
And because they’re fast and easy, they speed up restroom cleaning. They improve worker productivity. It’s one more reason to appreciate waterless urinals.