Blocked urinals are not pleasant and can cause untimely disruption to anyone running a pub, restaurant or hotel. When a urinal becomes blocked, it can quickly lead to flooding and foul smells, so it’s important to address the problem promptly. If you’re not seen to take hygiene seriously, it won’t leave the best impression with customers, and they may leave you a poor review, tell others about their experience, or just never come back.
What causes a blocked urinal?
Urinal blockages are caused by the build-up of limescale and uric salts in urinal traps or waste pipes. Limescale isn’t soluble in water so it tends to build up on the exposed surfaces of urinals and in the urinal pipe when flushed water evaporates. Urine can create further blockages, with uric salts forming encrustations on the urinal surface.
Urinals can also become blocked as a result of people disposing of chewing gum, food or general litter in a urinal. Ultimately, however, it’s still your responsibility to ensure any blockage is removed before it leads to an overflow.
Professional urinal unblocking
If you don’t fancy unblocking a urinal yourself, or just wouldn’t know where to start, let Drain Doctor take care of it for you.
Our team is fully trained in urinal unblocking and uses specialist electro-mechanical equipment to effectively remove any blockage. As well as removing scale and salt build-up inside the main pipe work and soil stack, we also clean the urinal waste trap, ensuring your urinals are back up and running in no time and the whole system is blockage-free.
For additional peace of mind, we offer a planned preventative maintenance service, conducting regular checks of your urinals to prevent future blockages and the associated repair costs. It will also ensure your premises are always in the best condition, leaving customers happy with your overall hygiene standards.
We are available 24/7, so if you have a blocked urinal that requires urgent attention, please get in touch and we will arrange for a technician to be with you at the earliest possible opportunity.