How do waterless urinals work? Urine flows down the bowl, then passes through a debris-catching strainer. From there it goes through a one-way duckbill diaphragm that lets the urine pass into the plumbing system while preventing odors from coming back out.
The commercial plumbing marketplace is responding to the increased demand for fixtures that emphasize proper and frequent hand washing.
Bather safety in an eldercare environment has unique issues to consider.
It’s easy enough to verify whether or not a product is certified. The more important question is, has the product been tested at the advertised flow rate by a third-party, ASSE-listed laboratory—and did it pass?
It’s a common issue, especially with older residential buildings. A toilet flushes and the water pressure in the sink drops, or the shower turns scalding for a few seconds before stabilizing. In a single-family home, it’s an inconvenience, but in a multi-family home, apartment building, or other commercial application, it’s a major problem.