Have you had a problem with stinky drains? Buildings and urban areas are getting bigger with more matter being pushed through the drainage system, pipes are being stressed out and blocked.
Drain blockages can occur when flushing away fats and fat solids into pipes that haven’t increased in size, but the volume of content flowing through them has.
Added to that is the global trend of going “green”, products such as low flush toilets, water-saving devices from taps, showers and even energy-efficient boilers are installed. “Going Green” ignores the original design of modern plumbing. Gravity and WATER push content through the pipes. When you reduce the water in a drain and increase the content, the following happens:
Back-ups, flooding, drain flies and more infiltrating the living/workspace through the drains.
The airflow is reversed – instead of going down the drain it moves into the living/work area. Pathogens spread easily and viruses such as NORO and SARS can spread quickly through the pipes and out the drains.
When the airflow reverses, sewer gas odours travel back into the living/workspace through the drains. Sewer gas contains highly toxic substances such as hydrogen sulfide and ammonia. These gases are extremely flammable and exposure can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, irritation to the eyes and respiratory tract.
The Green Drain can solve all that. The Green Drain is an economical drain trap seal device that allows water to flow down the drain while preventing pests, odours or harmful gases/pathogens from infiltrating the living or workspace.
Drain Fly Infiltration
Drain flies appear in homes, restrooms, in commercial buildings, sewage disposal plants and agricultural facilities. Restaurants, schools and other public buildings may be avoided when drain flies are a nuisance. Bronchial asthma can be caused by inhaling fragments and dust of dead flies. Flies can carry bacteria and other microorganisms from egg-laying sites to food and surfaces that come in contact with food. To eliminate drain flies breeding places, you could clean the drain pipes, using drains traps and other plumbing system components. The Green Drain can help prevent drain fly infiltration and cross-contamination or infection from spreading.
Specifications: Series inline floor drain trap seal with UV resistant ABS plastic frame, silicone rubber sealing flapper and
four flexible sealing ribs. Tested and certified to the ASSE 1072 Standard and listed with IAPMO and I.C.C. Specify
connection size (2” (51MM), 3” (76mm), 3 1/2” (89mm) or 4” (102mm))
Function: Used in the outlet connections of floor drain bodies, or the inside of floor drain strainers to seal the opening to
prevent odours, sewer gases, and insects from entering up through the floor drain grate. The Green Drain’s four flexible
silicone sealing ribs ensure easy installation into openings that have variations in size. The Green Drain will open to allow
drainage and close when there is no water flow. The Green Drain can be used in either new construction or retro-fit
applications where trap primers were never installed.
Prevents the following from entering through the top of floor drains:
• Odours and sewer/radon gases
• Insects and harmful pathogen spread