Urinal Descalers vs. Bleach Urinal Treatments

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Do you have persistent noxious odors in your washroom even though you keep it perfectly clean? The main cause of this is Uric acid build up in your urinals. A common misconception is to use bleach together with a toilet cleaner in an attempt to fix this problem.

The American Association of Poison Control Centers describes attempts at boosting the cleaning power of your bleach with toilet bowl cleaners, is an actual poison. If mixed, a gas can be created that can irritate eyelids, the throat, causing dizzy spells in high enough concentrations. Instead, try a heavy-duty descaler to remove bad odors as well as deter the accumulation of uric acid.

Here Are The Facts about mixing bleach with toilet cleaners

Bleach is made of the chemical compound called sodium hypochlorite. Hydrochloric acid is one of the more common active ingredients in most toilet cleaners. When mixed, these chemicals release chloramine gas. The gas is instantly formed, with effects that are serious and life-threatening.

Negative health effects can begin in minutes after the gas is dispersed in the air. The fumes can cause skin, eye and nose irritation, vomiting, and fluid accumulating in the lungs. Particularly strong concentrations can lead to serious injury.

Use a Heavy Duty Descaler Instead

Most store-bought cleaners are full of toxic chemicals that will only aggravate the problem with your urinals. According to the Environment Protection Agency, the quality of your air can be particularly polluted with toxic fumes and gasses from using these types of treatments for urinal maintenance.

Non-toxic Descalers Are Also More Affordable

A descaler cannot only kill the bacteria that cause odors, but it can help impede the formation of calcium build up and spotting.

A descaler will dissolve uric acid. When bodily wastes like urine leave the body, it immediately reacts with oxygen and breaks down. Sitting urine interacts with the uric acid naturally contained in it, changing the chemical structure into ammonia. This ammonia is highly alkaline. Eventually forming into crystals that are hard to remove with most conventional cleaners. This scale adheres to toilet bowls, urinals, and other materials.

Over time, this scale builds up in your urinal drain and no amount of deodorant blocks, conventional cleaners or deodorants will overcome this condition. This is also the cause of slow drainage or even total blockage of the urinal drain.

calcium scale on drain

Ammonia salt crystals react to descalers and then are easily washed away. Hard water deposits and calcium build up also react favourably to a urinal descaler. Instead of using various types of cleaners, a descaler can do several jobs, saving you time and money.

Conventional cleaners easily seep into our water systems and it’s difficult for many water treatment plants to properly process. Accumulation can happen, potentially affecting wildlife.

Descaler Works To Remove Calcium and Limescale

Limescale forms when hard water is left to evaporate on surfaces. Hard water is water that contains high quantities of calcium and magnesium ions. These minerals, in the form of calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate, are what precipitate out of hard water to form limescale. Therefore, to clean or remove limescale, a descaler – which has the appropriate pH level to dissolve the limescale and calcium – will dislodge it. If you live in an area or have a business location that is affected with hard water, a weekly descaler treatment will help prevent any problems with pipes and issues with PVC or ABS drain pipes.

Citric acid іs one of the main ingredients in descalers that will dissolve problem deposits. Via a process called chelation, citric acid bonds easily to minerals, allowing it to be wiped away or flushed down. The ability оf citric acid to bond with other minerals can make it helpful in softening calcium deposits.

A good example of a heavy-duty industrial strength descaler is a product called Crete, which is supplied by Brodi Specialty Products Limited.

Watch how to treat a urinal with Brodi Crete:

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