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Proactive Solutions
0 Sustainable Buildings, Drainage Challenged

Drainage is a topic that infrequently gets discussed–until something goes wrong. Building codes and drainage guidance are often under-equipped for the scale of buildings today. Poor drainage puts buildings–and people–at risk. With the ever-increasing demand for eco-friendly buildings, existing drainage is put under more strain as water consumption is decreased. We understand the positive impact low-flush toilets have on the world. We also see the problem they cause in drains. Our focus is to make eco-solutions co-exist in harmony with existing drainage stacks. The Flow-teq solution sends a small amount of water into the drain when drain problems start to occur. The amount of water it sends is nominal but effective. This proactive solution enables low flush toilets to work more effectively and gives them a little extra ‘help’ when the drains need it most. Our solution is recognised as an eco-friendly option to harmonise eco-changes that sometimes don’t work as efficiently as the previous ‘more wasteful’ predecessors. If you have modified a building to be more ‘green’ and it’s created a new set of challenges with your drains, we can certainly help. Don’t reverse your eco-installations. Dyteqta offers better options to rectify and resolve your upgrades, for the good of the environment and the improvement of your sanitation.

Proactive Solutions
0 Clogged Drains

Do you have drains that are continuously getting blocked? We often work with clients that have made changes to how they use their drains which has led to clogged drains further down the line. Changes that contribute to clogged drains: Switching the building to low flush toilets. Whilst this is great for an eco-friendly focus, it can cause a lack of adequate water moving through the drains to clear the solid matter. A build up of waste in the pipes will lead to clogged drains. If left unattended, clogged drains will back up causing flooding, sewer smell, drain flies, etc. Low water levels can also cause traps to dry out which may lead to the harmful spread of pathogens. Dyteqta’s Sonar-teq solution works like a security system monitoring the drains through automated, silent, sonar waves. When a blockage is detected, your maintenance team is notified before the blockage becomes a problem. Increasing volume to existing drain stacks. Often poorly designed building additions that feed into existing drains can cause overload on a drain pipe. In this situation, rerouting the drainage could solve the problem but that is costly and takes time. Dyteqta’s Flow-teq is a better solution. By sending additional water through the drain when it’s needed most, the pipes get the help they need to stay clear, even when the volume has increased. Macerators or waste (garbage) disposals are sending too large a content into the drains. More hospitals are switching to papier mâché bed pans that get macerated and sent down the drains. High-rise residential buildings often offer waste disposals in the kitchen sinks. These contraptions “chew up” solid waste and break it down to smaller sized masses but the size isn’t always decreased enough to pass effortless through the drainage system. In combination with a low-flush building, these macerators increase drainage blockages. The Drains can be proactively unclogged Dyteqta’s Flow-teq can be used in conjunction with Sonar-teq to automatically trigger water to flow as the sonar reading sees a blockage. This is an ideal combination of monitoring and proactively rectifying the challenge to automate the drainage maintenance. Do any of these symptoms plague your building? Let’s see if we can help. Contact us today to discuss.