Washroom Odour! The mantra to eliminate it at source

Washroom odour is one of the top issues that is encountered by housekeeping services as well as corporates while maintaining public restrooms. Often it is masked with the use of air fresheners, albeit temporarily. However, strong air fresheners do not solve the problem and cause unnecessary indoor pollution.

Major causes of washroom odours are reverse gases emanating from uric acid scaling in sewage lines that accumulate over a period of time. Such issues can never be masked but need to be treated at source.

Solution developed by Organica Biotech
For over two decades, Organica Biotech Pvt. Ltd. has been committed to building a sustainable future for the planet by tackling problems related to environmental pollution and waste management.

Its trailblazing approaches have led to continuous development of sustainable, innovative and future ready solutions. One such avenue has been the development of sustainable and 100% nature derived hygiene solutions. One of their greatest breakthroughs has been developing a
novel mechanism to treat washroom odour at source.

Its Washroom Odour Control Solutions are equipped with Molecular Sponge Technology™ a carefully designed blend of odour neutralising plant derived medicinal oils along with highly effective enzymes that act on odour molecules in two steps: Adsorption &
Neutralisation.

This solution has been adopted in many commercial establishments. Most recently, this was implemented at a reputed Pharmaceutical company located in South Mumbai.

The Case:

A reputed Pharmaceutical company based in South Mumbai, was facing odour issues mainly in the female washroom. To combat odour, they had been excessively using air fresheners. To meet the growing need of air fresheners, they installed air freshener diffuser to continuously disperse fragrances in the washroom. This too did not resolve the washroom odour and then the admin team contacted the OB Care Distributor to provide an appropriate solution.

The distributor on understanding the problem recommended the use of OB Care Washroom Odour Control Solutions and subsequently, an inspection was organised with the company representatives.

During inspection, they were informed the odour emanation was more from female washroom on the 3 rd floor. It was observed that all the female washrooms and male washrooms had a common drainage pipe. The team observed that the reverse gases from the drain pipe were leading to the washroom odour to the female washrooms which could be due to the uric acid scaling in the pipelines over a period of time.

Though reputed brand chemical cleaners were being used to clean all the washrooms; the reverse gas issue was still observed, since the products used were not addressing the core reason for odour emanation.

Our team therefore suggested the client to go for a month-long trial using OB Care Washroom Odour Control Solutions in the female and male washrooms, since the drain line was common for both the washrooms.

The Solution:

OB Care Washroom Odour Control Solutions comprises of two main products – OB Care FlushFree™ Urinal Spray and OB Care Urinal Drain Cleaner. It also includes two supporting products – OB Care Toiler Bowl Cleaner (used instead of a chemical-based toilet cleaner) and OB Care Washroom Cleaner & Odour Eliminator (used for cleaning washroom floors and other sanitaryware).

Recommended Application:

  • For female washroom, our team suggested to spray OB Care FlushFree™ Urinal Spray in the nahani traps at every two hours interval, and pour OB Care Urinal Drain Cleaner at night, for first 7 days, after the cleaning process is completed.
  • For male washroom, we recommended to spray OB Care FlushFree™ Urinal Spray in the urinals at every two hours interval, and pour OB Care Urinal Drain Care at night, for first 7 days, after the cleaning process is completed.
  • In addition, to support the proper functioning of the programme, two other cleaning products – OB Care Toilet Bowl Cleaner and OB Care Washroom Cleaner & Odour Eliminator were replaced as chemical free alternatives.

The above protocol was recommended to reduce the uric acid scaling in the pipelines which would reduce the formation of reverse gases, the main source of washroom odour.

Benefits of OB Care Washroom Odour Control Solutions:

  • OB Care FlushFree™ Urinal Spray helps in preventing the emanation of foul odour from urinal walls and drain lines.
  • OB Care Urinal Drain Cleaner breaks down uric acid deposits on the internal walls of pipelines.
  • OB Care Toilet Bowl Cleaner cleans efficiently without causing micro-erosions on your toilet bowl and urinal surface unlike chemical cleaners, thus preventing the formation of safe havens for odour causing germs.
  • OB Care Washroom Cleaner & Odour Eliminator provides a deep and thorough cleaning with its potent enzymatic blend, leaving your washroom floors with a sparkle and lasting shine.

Our team member was monitoring at frequent intervals to ensure the correct application of the product and also note the progress.

The Result:

After 6 days, odour emanation from the washrooms had completely stopped. Our team then recommended the regular usage of these products for all the washrooms to keep the washrooms odour free.

In Conclusion:

OB Care Washroom Odour Control Solutions is equipped with breakthrough Molecular Sponge Technology™ designed to adsorb and neutralise foul odour at source!

They also prevent the colonisation of odour causing germs, thereby covering all bases and making washroom maintenance a hassle-free experience.

OB Care Washroom Odour Control Solutions are designed to address the major sources of foul odour like:

  • Urine and faecal spillage on floors.
  • Spread of urine/dirt via footwear on the floors.
  • Improper cleaning-damp mops/cloths.
  • Crystallised uric acid, salts and scaling of drain pipes.

OB Care Washroom Odour Control Solutions has now been certified by IAPMO for Hygiene, Green & Environment Safety since:

  1. They maintain high level of Hygiene by effectively removing 99% germs.
  2. Our products are free of solvents & phenolic compounds thereby making it VOC free and not contributing to indoor pollution.
  3. Our products are designed using plant based active ingredients thereby making it highly biodegradable and environmentally safe and suitable for use in Green buildings.

OB Care Sustainable Hygiene Solutions have been created in state-of-the-art DSIR certified R&D laboratories and manufactured in ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 certified manufacturing unit. OB Care Sustainable Hygiene Solutions are thoroughly third party tested
by NABL Accredited Laboratories. OB Care Sustainable Hygiene Solutions are proudly created in India and supplied all over the world.

We have successfully implemented OB Care Washroom Odour Control Solutions in corporate offices, malls, banquets, schools and colleges across India.

Post by Rakhee Makhija