Question: When it comes to restaurants, what do New Years Eve and Saturday night have in common?
Answer: Clogged urinals
Urinals get a lot of use on busy nights, such as Saturday nights. With the heavy use come clogs and blockage, preventing the water and urine from draining properly – a problem that is both unsightly and can be costly to repair.
“This was an ongoing dilemma for us until we replaced some of our conventional urinals with waterless ones from Waterless™ No-Flush Urinals,” says Vanessa Solis, manager of Mother’s Tavern in the resort community of San Luis Obispo, CA.
With a waterless urinal, instead of using water to flush away urine, gravity drains the urine into a vertically-designed trap that sits atop the drain area – forming a seal. The trap is filled with a thin layer of liquid sealant, preventing odors from escaping. As the urinal is used, urine flows into a conventional drainpipe in much the same way as a traditional urinal works.
“There are no clogs with Waterless No-Flush urinals,” says Solis. “If debris gets in the urinal, it’s easily removed. The best part, though, is that there are no more service calls to expensive plumbers – which is a real savings.”
Although several restaurants have installed waterless urinals, Mother’s Tavern may be one of the first for this resort community.
“Being a trendsetter is nothing new for us, as we were honored with the California Small Business Award a few years ago for helping to revitalize our town,” says Solis. “I expect more restaurants will now follow our lead and install Waterless No-Flush urinals as well.”