Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 1st June 2023 Issue no. 1067
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Grate Seal solves school shower smells
Grate Seal products are proving a hit with schools, leisure centres and multi-level buildings after being introduced to the UK market in December 2017 by Sanitaryware Supplies Company.
Developed in Australia, Grate Seal products have been used successfully to solve drainage issues in the showers at a 900+-pupil grammar school in Greater Manchester.
The school was built 10 years ago and although a modern design, foul odours and waste from the drains were emitted through the grate in the showers. The smells and problems persisted in spite of regular cleaning of the sewers by the school. However, they have now disappeared thanks to the inexpensive retrofit of a Grate Seal floor drain seal.
"It was a large walk-in shower and the waste and smell from the drains were coming through the grate," says Andy Dukelow, managing director of Sanitaryware Supplies Company. "They tried cleaning the sewers and using disinfectant to clear the grate, but nothing would work. Within minutes of installing a Grate Seal fitting, it stopped the problems.
"The school has since used another Grate Seal product in a washing machine room and, yet again, the problems were immediately brought to a halt."
The easy-to-install Grate Seal products eliminate bad smells, stop insects from passing through the grates and prevent suds and waste from rising through the top.
The products, stocked only by Sanitaryware Supplies Company in the UK, are a permanent solution to drainage problems and are completely maintenance-free. They come in a number of sizes: 50mm, 100mm/80mm, Stubby 100mm, Bucket Trap and Bucket Trap Basket, making them a solution for virtually every internal grate.
Unlike some other drainage solutions on the market, Grate Seal products are made out of a single piece of rubber and can be installed to both new and existing facilities.
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5th July 2018