Re: Smelly urinals
Posted by More on October 08, 19100 at 00:13:34:
In response to Re: Smelly urinals
: Back to our 25 yr. old office bldg. w/ older urinals & probably just as old plumbing.

: For some reason the stench is unreal in the men's w.r.
: We have good ventilation. The urinals & surrounding areas have been thoroughly wash & even Javex bleach has been used on the wall tiles & urinals. But still....the smell doesn't go away. Cud there be a problem with the actual drains??? I have thot of putting Drano into the urinals, hoping to flush out some of the "grunge" that may be in there.

: Do have any suggestions or solutions?? Someone did say that when toilets & urinals aren't used for a period of time, the go "sour". What ever that means?

: Your help wud be appreciated.

: Jay

The odor comes from uric acid drying in the atmosphere and lingering. Some of the good old boys need lessons in improving their aim. Urine that splashes on the fixture, the walls, the floor and the exposed piping every day, has an acid corrosive content that drys and releases anerobic as well as aerobic bacteria. Try baking soda for five days, and ask for help in determining if the odor problem is diminishing.

We like to think that the help we hire to thoroughly wash the urine from the walls and fixtures are doing a perfect job each and every day, butt in reality they don't want to get their face too close to the urinal, and aren't REALLY diligent in the cleaning.



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