Urinals are hard to maintain especially if they are in high-traffic public places.
Urinals are that they can clog easily, the auto-flush may not work properly, and stalls are often damaged due to vandalism.
Urinal require the service of an experienced commercial plumber more frequently than regular bathrooms.
The trouble is that urinal stalls damage much easier than regular commodes. Therefore, it is important to take care of faulty urinals immediately.
Many urinals today are equipped with automatic flush systems, which are similar to those on newer model toilets. There is a sensor that detects motion and when the object blocking it leaves, the urinal flushes.
These sensors can have problems that require the services of a professional plumber. For the most part, it is just a matter of adjusting the sensor, but in some cases, they have to be replaced.
Sometimes urinals crack and will need to be replaced. If urinal drains become clogged, they will require a plumber to correct the problem. The stalls sometimes pull away from the wall and can cause leaky pipes.
Another concern with urinals is that they need proper cleaning and they need to have some sort of drain cover to prevent things from going down the drain. Deodorizers are needed to rid the urinal of foul odors. A foul smell coming from the urinal after regular use of deodorizers indicates a drain problem that requires immediate attention.
All the above situations require the expertise of a professional plumber.