In order to run a facility successfully, efficiency is key. Often times, energy efficient options translate to savings. Consider waterless urinals from Stainless AD. Since our urinals bypass the need to flush every time they’re used, they are able to save business owners thousands of dollars per year on water utility bills. On top of that, waterless urinals are environmentally friendly and efficient.
Further more, talking about waterless urinals, means aswell of maintenance cost; our maintenance cost is te lowest, since the waterless system is based on a washable latex membrane changable once a year, other systems with cartridge and sealant liquids are quite expensive to operate.
Cartridge systems for waterlesss urinals meas to spend $2,000 evry 5 years, at least.
Washable latex membrane for waterless urinal means $300 in maintenance cost every 5 years.
Savings, By the Numbers
Regular toilets tend to use about three gallons of water per flush. Since waterless urinals bypass the need to flush, they can save an average of 20,000 to 45,000 gallons per year. The savings simply increase with the amount of waterless urinals. Twenty two waterless urinals, for instance, can save up to 1,000,000 gallons of water per year. The total amount of water saved depends on where the waterless urinals are installed.
Waterless urinals are efficient in any scenario but they may be better suited for facilities that see constant use, such as hospitals or business complexes. Saving on water utility costs can aid facilities greatly. On average, the installation and maintenance costs of waterless urinals are similar if not lower than those relating to flushing urinals.
Cut Down Costs on Common Issues
On top of saving water, waterless urinals can also minimize or eliminate costs relating to certain issues such as costly flush sensors, vandalism, emergency maintenance, and yearly winterization costs. Although waterless urinals may be considered to be in the “infancy” stages (the first waterless urinals were introduced in 1992), they are quickly becoming the new standard for restrooms all across the country.
Water Efficiency for a Greener Earth
Since waterless urinals don’t use water or flush, they are the most efficient option for restrooms of all kinds. In fact, waterless urinals can help facilities gain LEED-certification. The United States Green Building Council evaluates the environmental performance of facilities and provides a certification: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification (or LEED, for short.) This encourages market transformation towards sustainable design. In many cases, facilities that install waterless urinals can achieve LEED-certification.
When a building is “green,” the environment and the individuals that work within the building will thrive. Water efficiency translates to much more than a lower water utility bill. It helps keep our environment healthy and sustainable.
Waterless Urinals: Frequently Asked Questions, Answered
Waterless urinals may seem confusing and downright preposterous to some. Urinals have been using water for several decades, after all. Why suddenly switch to a waterless system? This distrust is understandable. The saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” comes to mind in this situation. Stainless AD is ready to answer any questions you may have about these types of urinals. Here are some of the most common, frequently asked questions.
How Do They Work?
Although waterless urinals may look similar to regular urinals, their interior components vastly differ. Instead of using water to dispose of waste, waterless urinals use gravity and inventive design to get rid of waste quickly and efficiently. Once waste is deposited into the urinal, it will flow through a drain trap. The waste then passes through a latex membrane which seals and blocks out odor.
Are They Efficient?
Now, more than ever, facilities and buildings all across the country are striving to become as efficient as possible. Waterless urinal systems can help. A single urinal flush requires one gallon of water. Say, for example, a school with 300 male students has 10 water-based urinals. Over the course of a 185-day long school year, the school will have used approximately 330,000 gallons of water! Waterless urinals bypass the need for water to function, thus saving facilities thousands of gallons of water. Not only is this environmentally friendly, it also helps facilities save in water utility costs!
Do Waterless Urinals Smell?
No. The well-known smell of urinals comes from the mixing of water and urine. Since waterless urinals don’t use water, there is no smell to worry about. The latex membrane found in our urinals blocks any odor from draining by keeping its contact sheets moist.
Are Waterless Urinals More Expensive than Regular Urinals?
Not only do waterless urinals save facilities on water utility costs, they also cost less to maintain. So, waterless urinals are less expensive than their water-based counterparts. The cost of the waterless urinal unit may or may not be close to water-based urinals. Regardless, the waterless option saves facilities on water use, which translates to more savings for the facility itself. With the latex membrane sealant, there’s no need to pay for cartridges and liquid sealants every month. The average price for a plastic cartridge is $40 and it has to be replaced every 4 weeks according to use. After a year you will have paid $480, plus the cost of the sealant liquid. After 5 years you will have paid more than $3,000 just in plastic cartridges and sealant liquid.
Our Stainless Steel Waterless Urinal uses a latex membrane and a stainless steel cartridge. The latex membrane needs to be washed and changed only once per year, according to usage.
The cost of latex membrane is $40. You will only have to pay $200 every 5 years instead of $3,000 for plastic cartridges and sealant.
How Can I Clean and Maintain a Stainless Steel Waterless Urinal?
Cleaning a stainless steel urinal is actually pretty easy. When it comes to maintaining the urinal, however, difficulties may arise. Since the interiors of waterless urinals differ wildly from water-based urinals, those maintaining the waterless urinals must be aware of all components. Although waterless urinals don’t use water, it is recommended to pour a water gallon into the urinal on a daily basis to keep pipes free from harm. This is not recommended on cartridge waterless urinals since the liquid sealant will wash through.
Our waterless urinal makes use of latex membrane cores that require to be washed every month, depending on usage. The latex membrane needs to be changed completely every year, depending on use, in order to guarantee maximum efficiency. By hiring a maintenance team that understands and has working knowledge of waterless urinals, you can guarantee the lifespan of your systems.
Where Can I Get Waterless Urinals?
Stainless AD offers a wide of waterless urinal solutions and waterless troughs that are both aesthetically pleasing and incredibly useful. Contact us today to learn more about what we have to offer!