Often when there is a strong, unpleasant smell of urine within or nearby public urinals, people automatically assume that the problem is with in the actual urinal units. However, often this is not the source of the problem.
In some cases, people responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of bathrooms do not familiarize themselves with the unique requirements of waterless urinal systems. As a result, they do not care for and maintain the equipment properly, and when odor problems arise, the blame is placed on the urinal systems rather than on the people who are tasked with looking after them.
Just because the urinals are waterless does not mean that the area around them does not need regular washing down. Extra attention must be paid to walls adjacent to and floor areas immediately below and nearby waterless urinals.
Most types of waterless urinal systems also require that the bowls and surrounding areas must be wiped down regularly, and in some cases, a little water should be introduced to dilute and flush out any urine pooling in the drain line.
Another way in which waterless urinal systems are neglected is when it comes to replacement of the removable cartridges. Although good-quality replacement waterless urinal cartridges are both long-lasting and cost effective, they do eventually reach the end of their life cycle and need to be replaced.
Not performing this action according to the manufacturer’s recommendation can lead to an ineffective or blocked urinal, which can lead to odor problems.