To remove odors from floor drains, is there a longer-lasting solution than pouring water down the drain every couple of days?

Anytime using a germicidal detergent in general floor cleaning, always poor excess solution down odor-causing drains. This can be done on a daily basis when cleaning.

There are foaming drain maintainers that can be used nightly as well. These foaming enzymes and/or live bacteria products can be used daily. The foam allows for a longer dwell time around the drain and then assists in moving the enzymes and live bacteria through drain itself. As the foam turns into liquid, the foam has set-up the path for the enzymes around the entire circumference of the drain line. This will eat at odor-causing bacteria.

Depending upon the area, there are mechanical pumps in conjunction with enzymes, antimicrobials or live bacteria products that can be used in different by the pump or dispenser. This is an automated process that can be set up using batteries or electricity. There are mechanical units that dispense every 15 minutes or larger units that can be adjusted on time intervals desired for dosing.

— Jonathan Rice, vice president of sales - corporate account, Amrep Inc., Marietta, Ga.

Pour the bio-enzymatic washroom floor cleaner down those drains, or else a pour a bio-enzymatic drain cleaner/maintainer product down the drains.

— Mike Sawchuk, vice president, Enviro-Solutions, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada


What are the most popular fragrances for restroom odor control?

Popular fragrances include: clean cotton, fresh linen, citrus, mango and cucumber melon scents.

— Jonathan Rice, vice president of sales - corporate account, Amrep Inc., Marietta, Ga.

Fragrance trends vary, and vary by geographic area, but popular ones include pine, floral, cherry and citrus.

— Mike Sawchuk, vice president, Enviro-Solutions, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

Naturally occurring citrus and other fruit scents are very popular, including orange, mango and apple.

— Brent Crawford, president, Core Products Co., Inc., Canton, Texas

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