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Thursday's Ask the Experts: Urinal odors

June 16, 2011
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Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What would you recommend to get rid of odor in men''s urinals? We scrub each urinal two time a day with Butcher''s Morning Mist # 33, but odors still present.
The answer:
The product you mention is a Quat and will disinfect the urinals, but will not remove mineral deposits made up of hard water and urine, which may be the odor source. Use an acid based bowl cleaner, carefully, to dissolve any deposits, giving special attention to pushing out water from the traps so they may be cleaned as well.
Consider that the odors may be coming ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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