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Urinal Screens & MatsThe last thing you want is a less than pleasant scent coming from a urinal to greet guests and clients. A urinal mat is a small detail that makes a huge difference in a bathroom environment and CleanItSupply.com carries an extensive selection of urinal screens and mats, priced affordably for any budget. A high quality urinal screen will not only deodorize, but also effectively block debris and protect your drains with every flush. We offer a whole host of urinal pads and mats for restrooms in your office, corporate building, restaurant or school. Our online store stocks some of the most trusted name brands, including Big D Industries, Fresh Products, Hospeco and more. Our store is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can ensure that your janitorial staff has these urinal cleaning supplies in stock at all times.
Urinals can be a breeding ground for germs and unpleasant odors, and urinal mats can help keep that under control. Avoid the potential health risks that can come from an unmaintained urinal by stocking up on these important urinal supplies. Whether you are looking for a non-splash design or an environmentally friendly screen with water soluble packaging, we have what you need at a price that will fit any budget. Choose from an assortment of scents, including: green apple, cherry, mint, bubble gum, cucumber, mango and more. Our entire stock of urinal mats come in bulk quantities so you can be sure to have them on hand when replacements are needed. Keeping restrooms clean and fresh is not an easy job, but we provide the best supplies around to help keep your bathrooms sanitary and odor-free for your visitors, customers and employees.
What is the use of a urinal screen?A urinal screen will prevent large debris from entering a urinal drain causing a blockage. Many urinal screens are odor controllers. The purpose of a fragrant urinal screen is to capture odors found in a men's restroom. They are placed in the urinal to trap the odor of uric salts that are present in urine. The urinal screens are quite effective and are the perfect solution for odor control in between restroom cleanings. Before urinal screens, many men’s restrooms used to employ para blocks which are puck-shaped white blocks that contain para-dichlorobenzene, a now-known carcinogenic, that would mask odors and emit a fragrance. Para blocks are not widely used now since many states have banned their use because of their cancer-causing properties and now choose to use non-para urinal screens. There are many types of urinal screens. Some urinal screens are just drain barriers to stop cigarettes, gum, feces and other solids from entering the urinal drain causing clogs. Others contain enzymes that dissipate organic compounds while simultaneously giving off a pleasant scent. If there are no enzymes in a urinal screen, then the fragrances are simply masking the odors rather than eliminating them.
How often do you change a urinal screen?Urinal screens are disposable and typically need to be discarded and replaced about every 30 days. The urinal block inside of the urinal screen will start to dissolve over that period of time so you will see when it needs to be replaced. You will also smell when it needs to be replaced. After about a month screens will lose their effectiveness as the enzymes are depleted as well as the fragrance, so all that is left is an empty urinal screen and massive odors. It is a good idea to have a urinal changing schedule implemented and spare disposable urinal mats to replace so that the men’s restroom always smells fresh.
What is a urinal cake made of?Well, it’s not sugar and flour, that’s for sure. The main effective ingredient in a urinal cake is para-dichlorobenzene. The purpose of a urinal cake is to disinfect and deodorize the foul smells that emit from urinals in men’s restrooms. There are many names for these urinal deodorizers such as: urinal cakes, urinal pucks, hockey pucks, para blocks, urinal mints, urinal cookies, urinal biscuits, urinal doughnuts, toilet pucks, toilet lollies, and last but not least, urinal peons – pronounced with a long “e.” Although effective for disinfecting and deodorizing, para-dichlorobenzene is classified as a carcinogenic and now banned in many states. Because of this many urinal cakes are now manufactured using non-para enzymatic agents.
Who invented the urinal and why?Although Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain” is credited for the urinal to be viewed as a controversial modern work of art in 1917, Andrew Rankin is the inventor the urinal. Not much has changed from its original design since it was patented by Rankin on March 27, 1866. The urinal is intended to be a quicker and more efficient way for men to use the restroom for urination since there are no doors, locks or toilet seats to contend with as with traditional restroom stalls. Urinals also use up less square footage than toilets, so more can be added per foot in restrooms. Another positive to urinals in men’s bathrooms is that they use significantly less water per flush than toilets. In fact, some urinals are waterless and do not flush at all.
Do urinals have flushers?Some urinals flush and some are waterless which means they do not have water or flush. Waterless or flushless urinals came on the market in the 1990s. “Waterless urinals can save between 15,000 and 45,000 US gallons (57,000 and 170,000 l) of water per urinal per year, depending on the amount of water used in the water-flushed urinal for comparison purposes, and the number of uses per day,” states Wikipedia.
How does a waterless urinal work?“The first waterless urinal was developed at the end of the 19th century by the German-Austrian Wilhelm Beetz using an oil-based syphon with a liquid that he called Urinol,” explains Wikipedia. Waterless urinals are generally all the same. The urine runs down the urinal bowl, through the urinal screen and down the drain through a sealing liquid that is like vegetable oil and collects in the sewage pipes. Waterless urinals are not as popular among users as flushable urinals citing foul odors and urine splashing.
Do urinals use less water than toilets?Yes, a urinal uses about a pint of water per flush while a toilet uses about 1.3 gallons of water per flush. Even so, many opt not to install urinals in their residential homes. Dual flush toilets also will use less water per flush when used correctly and will save you money, too.
How do you fix a clogged urinal?If urinal screens and mats are not used, a urinal can become clogged. If plunging with a plunger does not work, follow this advice from Hunker.com on how to unclog a urinal in just 6 steps:
1. Remove the drain covering from the inside of the urinal by taking out the screws with a screwdriver
2. Add a few inches of water to the inside of the clogged urinal
3. Place a plunger over the drain inside the urinal and give it several strong thrusts. This can remove clogs that are close to the drain's surface
4. Insert a drain auger cable if the plunger doesn't work. Crank the auger to insert the cable slowly
5. Stop cranking when you feel the cable hit the clog. Crank a little more so the cable can attach to the clog
6. Pull out the drain auger cable by cranking the opposite way. The clog will come out, too
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