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Any good PRO knows that it’s not just the toilet seat and tank that need a regular, thorough cleaning. Urinals also require attention to prevent them from getting gross and drawing complaints from customers. What is it about pee that can make a perfectly good urinal decline in quality so quickly?
A look at the science of pee reveals the answers. In the infographic below, we discuss the cause of urine scale in urinals and what the effects are if it’s left uncleaned. We also cover why alcohol causes people to pee more frequently. Finally, we share some examples of cleaning methods to remove scale buildup. Urine for a real treat! (Sorry, couldn’t resist the pun.)
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The Science of Pee
How does urine scale develop?
Uric acid in urine reacts with lime in water to create urine scale sediments.
What are the effects of urine scale?
Unsightly yellowish-brown stains + bad smells + bacteria growth
Why does alcohol cause people to pee more?
Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it causes water loss through urine.
It does this by inhibiting the production of vasopressin.
Vasopressin is a hormone that tells the kidneys to reabsorb water rather than flush it out through the bladder.
What can be used to remove urine scale from urinals?
Baking soda + Coca-Cola
Commercial cleaners like PRO’s Choice Urinal Cleaner (www.polyjohn.com/urinal-cleaner)