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This is the first time I’ve heard of a Waterless urinal. How long have they been on the market?

Waterless Co. is the pioneer and originator of Waterless urinals in the U.S. We have been in business since 1991 and are family owned. For the first 10 years Waterless Co. was the sole manufacturer of these units. Often imitated but never duplicated, we still offer the simplest and most cost effective system on the world market.

Why don’t they smell?

Waterless urinals do not smell simply because there is no mixing of water and urine. Flush urinals, which have the familiar ammonia smell, provide a chemical reaction between the urine and the water in the urinal generating this foul odor. To prevent odors even further, our BlueSeal® in the trap makes a complete seal.

How much money can I save?

Conventional waterflushed urinals can use up to 150.000 liters of water per year. Depending on your water charges this adds up to 375 € per year. It is literally money down the drain.

I hear they are very expensive to maintain. Is that true?

Waterless No-Flush urinals are the most cost effective system on the market. Our EcoTrap® retails for € 10,00, and is changed out about 2 to 4 times a year, depending on the traffic in the restrooms. The competitor’s products are more expensive and unfortunately we are often equated with them.

Can the liquid be refilled?

Yes, our system is set up for refills. As things do happen in restrooms and the liquid can end up being flushed out, the EcoTrap® can be refilled by simply adding BlueSeal® – without removing it or touching the urinal.

How often has the liquid to be refilled?

This depends on how often the urinal is used. We recommend that you refill 100 ml of BlueSeal® after approximately 1.500 uses of the urinal during the daily cleaning routine. We know, competitors are claiming that they have longer maintenance intervalls. We don’t believe in this prolonged maintenance intervalls. In case of unwanted pollution of the insert by e.g. chewing gum or dissolved tissues the insert has to be removed and cleaned or replaced. Subsequently the whole amount of barrier liquid is lost as it is flushed down the drain. Shorter refill intervalls are therefore saving your money.

Do I have to open the trap insert to clean it?

The EcoTrap® is a one-piece unit and does not need to be opened to clean, saving time and a mess. When it does need to be changed, please, note that the trap insert is recyclable.

Is the liquid bio-degradable and organic?

BlueSeal® is fully biodegradable and consists of mineral oils, alcohols and colour dye. It is the most effective sealing liquid on the market and its success is proven in that competitor’s customers use it in their units as well.

What cleaner can I use to safely clean the urinal?

Any commercially available cleaner can be used on our Waterless No-Flush™ urinals.

 

Will the urinals work in very high traffic areas or very low traffic, outlying areas”

Absolutely. High traffic facilities are where our product actually performs best, with a steady stream of users. In addition, BlueSeal® does not evaporate, making it the preferred sealant for low-use areas.

Where can I get EcoTrap and BlueSeal?

Our products are available through brwaterless solution in Ireland and the U.K. Send us an email and we deliver immediately or shop on-line, convenient and secure.

I have a competitor’s urinal which smells. Any help you can give me?

We are always glad to help, as we believe in supporting all users of the technology, no matter which urinal has been installed. For any urinal which uses a liquid seal, you can use our BlueSeal® liquid as a refill. It will eliminate the urine odour right away plus we have several cleaning agents that keep waterless urinals fresh and odor free.

Why should I go with No-Flush urinals versus a low flush urinal?

While it may seem psychologically easier to install reduced flush valve urinals, either four or two litres per flush per urinal, the cost of the urinal is usually higher than a No-Flush™ urinal. In addition, while you reduce the flush volume, the amount of urine “donations” remains the same. This in turn creates limestone build up in the waste lines much faster than on a urinal with higher flush volume. Plumbers in high traffic areas can attest to that. This means you not only have water use, but higher maintenance costs for flush vale repairs and higher incidence of urinal removal from the wall to clean out the line from hard deposits.

For waste line clean out – do I have to remove the urinal?

Our urinals have a full 2” internal drain line and the urinal does not need to be removed for snaking if needed. Simply remove the EcoTrap®, insert a 4” ABS plastic sleeve into the drain and insert the snake. Resident plumbers love this feature as it saves time and calls.

What advantages would No-Flush urinals have in a high vandalism facility?

Without flush vales and water, over flows and flush valve repairs are a thing of the past. In addition, the EcoTrap® acts as a strainer so no debris can get lodged in the urinal trap way as in flushed urinals.

I have a urinal with a trap inside that has a sock and no liquid in it. It smells?

It most probably is a newer system with a mechanical and expensive trap inside. These units seem to retain urine sediments on top of the sock and smell. The socks need to be taken out, cleaned out and reinserted. In addition, please check with your local building/plumbing authorities if these units meet local plumbing code.

Standard white!! What colours are avalaible?

We offer a full line of solid colours for both HPC and ceramic units as well as a great granite look for HPC urinals. Please see our colour chart . Should you have any other requirements or thoughts on coloured urinals, give us a call to discuss. There are many possibilities, such as your Alma Mater colours, club colours etc.

I have a non-water urinal, no trap inside, and it clogged up. Can you help?

Unfortunately not. Units without trap inserts are prone to clog up as they do not have a trap inserts which can retain the urine sediments. The urinal manufacturer proposes to flush out the system consistently as to avoid that clogging. If clogging occurs, the units need to be removed from the wall and cleaned out from both sides.

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