How does a Kohler waterless urinal work?
Waterless urinals all use basically the same science. Urine flows down the bowl of the urinal past a debris-catching strainer. The urine then passes through a sealing liquid, usually a specially designed oil based fluid or simply vegetable oil, and collects in the waste pipe below.
How do I clean my Kohler waterless urinal?
- Spray the KOHLER cleaner over the outer surfaces of the urinal.
- Allow some cleaner to run down the drain.
- Allow the cleaner to stand for approximately 1 minute.
- Wipe the outer surfaces with a clean, non-abrasive cloth.
- If necessary, repeat this procedure for heavier soils still present on the urinal.
Can you snake a waterless urinal?
Do not place a waterless urinal ball into an open drain, underneath the drain strainer, or without the drain strainer properly in place. NOTE: It is difficult to use a snake tool with waterless urinals due to the trapway angle. However, it may be possible to use a snake that has a flexible end.
Do waterless urinals require a drain?
Although waterless urinals don’t need a water supply pipe (they don’t “flush”), they still need to be connected to a sewer (where the urine exits the system).
Do waterless urinals stink?
The truth of the matter is that sometimes waterless urinals do smell, but when that happens the cause is always the same: they’re not being cleaned properly. If you clean your urinals properly then we guarantee that they’ll be odour-free.
How do you keep a waterless urinal from smelling?
To prevent odors from occurring, a good policy is to pour about a gallon of water down the drain of the waterless urinal about once a month. If the urinal receives a lot of use, every two weeks may be necessary. As we mentioned earlier, it is water and gravity that move waste down the drain.
Why do they put ice in urinals at bars?
To bartender’s surprise, the ice eliminated urinal odors. As one expert explained, the ice froze odor causing molecules in urine, preventing them from being released. Eventually, the odor-filled molecules melt with the ice and drip down the urinal and into the sewer.
Do waterless urinals smell?
The truth is, yes, waterless urinals can smell – but the cause of this is always down to the fact they are not being cleaned and cared for properly, which in truth applies as much to flushing urinals as it does to waterless urinals.