Let's give you the rundown on what men get up to in the washroom and how these weird walls, troughs and bowls work and what you need to do to keep them clean and smelling great :)
Urinals are a great solution for men's washrooms. Users can stand shoulder to shoulder, have a chat and do their business. This means no line ups! It is the reason why men get in and out of the washroom ten times as quick as women :) Urinals have no doors, no locks and no toilet paper (somewhat similar to a tree). The male remains
There are two main types of urinal systems installed in men's washrooms...
• Individual urinals: These are the most common and popular systems. They are white bowl made of vitreous china (same as a normal toilet bowl.) They are mounted to the wall and all the ugly plumbing stuff is hidden into the wall. Large numbers of them can be installed along a common water supply and drain which makes for great usage of space, reduced water usage and no line ups during busy times. A
• Stainless steel troughs: This is the old school system that extends down to floor level which allows anyone of any height to use it. These troughs can be used by a number of people simultaneously but there is no privacy, which for some men makes them feel insecure and that their space has been invaded. The troughs are very efficient due to a common water supply and drain which makes for great use of space and reduced water usage.
Urinals are generally fitted with manual (button, lever, pull cord) or automatic (timer, door regulated, motion sensor) activated flush systems to flush away the wee. There are also waterless or
The two biggest challenges associated with urinals are blockages from rubbish and bad smells from uric acid buildup. Eliminating blockages is impossible
Dealing with uric acid and the associated odours is not a problem and totally within your control. This just comes down to regular maintenance and the use of the right chemical for the job along with the easy cleaning skills required.
XO2® Urinal blocks, urinal cakes, urinal screens and treatment products are a great way to WOW your male washroom guests. The added benefit is that they are also designed to look after the urinals and the associated plumbing and surfaces. XO2® urinal cleaning products are safe for public areas and can be used in education, healthcare, facilities, hospitality and anywhere else you can find a urinal.