Biofilms In Drains Causing Antimicrobial Resistant Pathogens

Killing diseases in pipelines are nearly impossible. Pipes contain a biofilm that most harsh chemicals will not kill. If chemical claims to kill biofilm, it doesn’t have the contact time or mechanical action required in a vertical pipe to fully remove it. Since biofilm is prevalent, it protects pathogens from being destroyed. Complex pipelines have […]

A Solution To Coronavirus Spreading Through Plumbing Drain Pipes

Hand hygiene, not touching your face, and preventing contact from infected individuals is prioritized. Hospitals, apartment towers, and airports without trap seals need to be protected to stop the spread of disease and save lives, otherwise, drains become yet another point of susceptibility. Global evidence shows that COVID-19, SARS and other infectious diseases transmit through […]

Sewer Gas Infiltration

Sewer gas is a complex mixture of toxic and nontoxic gases that can be present at varying levels depending upon the source. It is formed during the decay of household and industrial waste. Highly toxic components of sewer gas include hydrogen sulfide and ammonia Sewer gas also contains methane, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous […]

Radon Gas Infiltration

Radon is an odorless radioactive gas that results from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil. Uranium is present in most of the soil and rock around the world. It is typically concentrated in areas with lots of granite, shale, phosphate and pitchblende. The gas is a deadly carcinogen, accounting for over 20,000 deaths annually […]

Drain Fly Infiltration

Drain flies appear in homes, rest rooms of commercial buildings, sewage disposal plants and agricultural facilities that handle moist animal waste. Restaurants, schools and other public buildings may be avoided when drain flies are a nuisance. Bronchial asthma can be caused by inhaling fragments and dust of dead flies. Since these flies originate in filthy […]

Drain Protection

Drainage technology is an area that has evolved very little since the advent of modern plumbing. However, buildings are getting bigger and the volume of matter we now push through these pipes are stressing the pipes out. The volume of drainage blockages has increased. Waste disposals and macerators are flushing solids. Commercial kitchens are washing […]

Harmful Biologic Aerosols

It is widely established that drains are reservoirs for microbes and antibiotic residues. It is also clear that microbes in drains and pipes adhere to the surfaces of drains and drain age pipes as microbial biofilms, creating a complex ecosystem of different microbes that are fed by organic and inorganic matter. Drains act as cradles […]