Encountering a blockage in your workplace restroom is one of the worst feelings in the world. It is a particularly unpleasant experience not only from the wet slippery floor but also the ugly mess and the unpleasant odor that escapes to other areas in your building. The overall dirty appearance and the havoc wrecked on the plumbing system leads to a heavy plumbing bill, not to mention the dreadful reflection it has on the hygiene standards of your business. Here are the two common causes of drain blockage and possible fixes.
Using Too Much Toilet Paper
Toilet paper, a luxury of the modern society, could be the culprit that is causing you more problems than convenience. Many people deem public toilets unsanitary, and for this reason, excessive toilet paper will end up being flushed which eventually clogs the drains. The idea of sitting on the same toilet seat that countless bare-butted strangers have sat on does raise health issue concerns, especially among your female customers. They become very eager to do whatever they can to shield themselves from germs. So what do they do? They grab and rip off layer after layer of toilet paper to cover the bottom of the toilet seat and later flash the excessive toilet paper with the toilet paper they actually used. While it's easy and cleaner to flush toilet paper, not all drain systems are meant to accommodate the extra toilet paper.
Possible fix: Disposable Toilet Seat Covers
Disposable toilet seat covers are pretty smart. The main concern among your customers is cleanliness. While you may think this is an expensive option, seat covers will definitely save you some potential clogs and expensive repairs in the future. You can install a dispensing unit in each toilet or right outside the toilet for easy access. Flushing a toilet seat cover rather than layers of toilet paper prevents potential clogs since they are made of very thin materials.
Flushing feminine products
Sanitary napkins and other female products such as tampons can clog pipes if flushed down the toilet. Women will flush away their sanitary waste if there are no sanitary bins provided or the available bins are kept unclean. Flushing feminine products could result in clogged drains.
Possible fix: Provide Proper Sanitary Bins
A wonderful solution to flushing female products is to provide proper sanitary bins in each unit. Also, the bins should be kept clean and safe with a shield from any sight of the current contents.
With these two solutions, not only will your customers feel happy and safer in your working environment, but it will also save you hundreds of dollars in repairs.Share
12 August 2016
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