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Safe & Simple Drains Five benefits of an inline drain trap sealer. By Scotty Anderson N Plumbing early every commercial building requires floor drains for emergency protection and facilitated cleaning. Since floor drains connect to standard traps in the drainage system, many building codes require a trap primer or inline drain trap sealer, which protect against backflow of dangerous and noxious sewer gases into work or living areas. Inline floor drain trap sealers, a simple alternative to the trap primer, offer a waterless barrier method of sealing the drain trap. An inline drain trap sealer acts as a watertight oneway valve inside the drain—not in the plumbing system like trap primers. The trap sealer opens up when fluids are flowing and closes when the flow stops with no impact on normal drain flow; it remains sealed, protecting the water from evaporating. Independently tested and passed, SureSeal has been manufactured following more than 10 years of R&D and the company has developed the ASSE 1072-2—7 standard for Barrier Type Floor Drain Trap Seal Protection Devices. Cost The retail cost of many inline floor drain trap sealers is much less than the parts required for the least expensive trap primer solution. They offer an easy do-it-yourself application installation, mitigating the cost of professional assistance. Health & Safety Inline floor drain trap sealers protect against the spread of dangerous bacteria and deadly infectious diseases, which can be spread by sewer gases. Traditional trap primers add water to the trap to suppress sewer gases; however, over time or with infrequent use, due to the adoption of dry mop techniques, the water will evaporate, possibly causing venting problems. The seal also can be siphoned off due to pressure changes (for example, when toilets are used). Traps may also leak and, in some cases, may not have been installed at all. Repair can be costly and time consuming. Because inline floor drain trap sealers are relatively new to the market, here are five major advantages versus a traditional trap primer: Eco-friendly Inline floor drain trap sealers reduce the need for potable water. They also reduce the flow of water through sewage treatment systems increasing existing plant capacity. Easy to Install Virtually maintenance free, inline floor drain trap sealers eliminate complex, time-consuming and expensive installations. Application has failed or where a trap primer does not exist. They are therefore ideal for use in shower drains, basement drains, water heater drains, HVAC condensation drains and maintenance areas, floor/mop sinks, and laundry facilities. While plumbing codes vary by jurisdiction, an inline floor drain trap sealer can be installed as long as it meets code requirements. SureSeal, an eco-friendly alternative to the trap primer, is the only inline floor drain trap sealer to meet and pass the stringent ASSE 1072 plumbing code standard for all floors and all floor drain flow rates and has met or exceeds all code requirements. Co-owner of Pacific Rim Partners, LLC, Scotty Anderson has more than 30 years of wholesale distribution experience. Pacific Rim Partners represents some of the finest quality manufacturers in the plumbing industry throughout Hawaii and Guam. Inline floor drain trap sealers can be installed where a trap primer BMH August - September 2013 21

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii August/September2013

ROOFING Top 3 Roof Savers
Mix It Up: cool roofing, wood shake and solar reflective shingles
Townhomes Cool Off From The Top Down
What’s Trending & Why? Smart and sunny solutions
White Out!
A Good Match: New roof gives local shopping center a fresh look.
Stone Meets Metal For Lasting Roofs
Project Complete: When a project goes right, everyone is happy.
PLUMBING Safe & Simple Drains
Project Repipe
Saved From Spots: Small Things can make a big difference
Repiping With PEX
LANDSCAPING Emerging Trends
Irrigation: Too Much of a Good Thing
On Site: An Exercise of Tolerance

Building Management Hawaii August/September2013