Cleaning urinals

Discussion in 'Drain Cleaning' started by JeffH, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. JeffH

    JeffH New Member

    May 21, 2006
    any good way to mechanically or otherwise clean wall hung w/ trap urinals without removing from wall? Small auger possibly? Which one?. Would like to remove that nasty urine mineral deposits as a general maint program. I know some folks use muriatic acid/water, but would like a chemical free process. How'bout peroxide/vinegar?
  2. kordts

    kordts In the Trades

    Oct 15, 2005
    industrial service plumbing foreman
    exurban Chicago
    I get Urinal Kleen from my supply house.
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  4. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

    Apr 18, 2005
    Service Plumber, Outdoor Temperature Relief Owner
    Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati Area

    Save yourself some money, but charge the same (Urinal Kleen)

    Urinal Kleen aka hydrochloric acid with Red #5 food coloring $15-$20

    Muriatic Acid aka hydrochloric acid with no food coloring $4-$8 found at any big box store.....a definite plus when you get a call at a bar or restaurant after the supply houses close.

    I had a urinal auger on my truck for 4 years, broke it the first time I used it on a wall hung. Last resort was acid and I should of used it from the go, and kept my auger in good shape.

    Told my boss how to save money when I was a union plumber about the acid similarity, didn't believe me. Told him to look up the MSDS sheets to prove they are the same damn thing.
  5. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

    Aug 7, 2005
    Go ahead. take it apart and run an electric snake through it to do a real good job.
  6. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    The peroxide will make the mineral deposits nice and white.

    The vinegar is a weak acid and will take multipule applications and days to work. The muriatic will do the job but be very carefull of the fumes. Pull it and do it outside. Snake the drain line while the acid is working outside.
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