FAQ | Green Drain™, Inc

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Green Drain TM?

The GREEN DRAIN™ is an environmentally friendly water free trap seal, which can be installed in basically all floor drains without the use of tools.

Why is GREEN DRAINTM self-cleaning?

GREEN DRAIN™ lets water rinse the membrane and has no “labyrinth” opposite to normal trap seals that collects dirt, hair and grease.

Where can I install GREEN DRAINTM ?

GREEN DRAIN™ can be installed in almost all types of floor drains. In new buildings as well as older buildings. Private houses as well as industrial use with only small limitation. Examples of common places:


• Factories
• Schools
• Office Buildings
• Hospitals
• Restaurants
• Hotels
• Public Buildings etc

Which sizes do GREEN DRAINTM come in?

GREEN DRAIN™ come in 5 different sizes which each are flexible and cover different measures as shown below. GREEN DRAIN™ fits in almost all floor drains with diameters according to following intervals:

ModelSize
GD250-55 mm
GD375-85 mm
GD3589-100 mm
GD4102-110 mm
GD5120-135 mm

Is GREEN DRAINTM approved and tested by accredited institutions?

• International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO R&T LAB) No.: 24772
• American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) Standard 1072-2007, Performance Requirements for Barrier Type Floor Drain Trap Seal Protection Devices
• CSA B79-2008 (R13), Floor, Area and Shower Drains, and Cleanouts for Residential Construction
• Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Food Zone Classification: SSZ
• HACCP based Food Safety Programme GLOBAL Certificate Number: I-PE-891-GRE-RG-01
• European Technical Assessment (ETA)- 18/0536
• Danmark A/S- VA Approval 2.47/20696
• Technological Institute- DS/EN 1253-1
• European Assessment Document (EAD) no. EAD 180020-00-0704 for Waterless Odour Trap for Floor Drains.
• Danish Technological Institute (DTI) PN-713952
• IAPMO R&T OCEANA (Certificate of Certification No.: IAPMO-WM-022837-I01-R00)
• WATERMARK License No.: WM-022837
• JAS-ANZ (Evaluated to: WMTS-522:2018) Barrier Type Floor Drain Trap Seal Protection Devices
• Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute
• State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
• MI Certificate of Acceptability Product Approval- 1657-PA
• Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Product File No: 20170008

In compliance with the following codes:
• 2018, 2015, 2012, 2009 and 2006 Uniform Plumbing Code(r) (UPC)
• 2018, 2015, 2012, 2009 and 2006 International Plumbing Code(r) (IPC)
• 2018, 2015, 2012, 2009 and 2006 International Residential Code(r) (IRC)
• 2015, 2010 and 2005 National Plumbing Code of Canada(r) (NPC)
• Wisconsin Administrative Code- SPS 382-384 and Chapters 145 and 160 Wisconsin Statutes

Is GREEN DRAINTM easy to install?

GREEN DRAIN™ can be installed without the use of tools after the grating has been removed. Just push the GREEN DRAIN™ into the pipe and make sure it fits.

How does GREEN DRAINTM work?

GREEN DRAIN™ has a flexible silicone membrane which lets the water run freely through and instantly hereafter closes and seals as soon as water stops flowing.

Why choose GREEN DRAINTM ?

GREEN DRAIN™ seals 100% and closes for odours and prevents pests and harmful gases from entering the building.

Does GREEN DRAINTM replace a traditional water trap seal?

GREEN DRAIN™ replaces a traditional trap seal contributing numerous advantages:

• Improves indoor air quality due to no sewer smell and gases
• Prevents waste water penetration
• Office buildings
• Self-cleaning and does not block the water flow
• No dry water seals and resists vacuum in the drainage system

Can GREEN DRAINTM be installed horizontally and vertically?

GREEN DRAIN™ contains no water and functions perfectly both horizontally and vertically.

Which materials used to produce GREEN DRAINTM?

GREEN DRAIN™ water-free membrane drain trap seal consists of a UV resistant ABS plastic frame, a silicone rubber sealant and four flexible sealing flanges for easy installation and perfect fit.

Can I install a GREEN DRAINTM if I have P-trap in the ground?

GREEN DRAIN™ is NOT a traditional water trap and the fact that it does not contain water it is still possible to install in combination with a P-trap.

Contact us

Call : +27 82 454 8642
Monday - Friday (8am-5pm)

FPT Building, 'D' Berth,
South Arm Road,
Cape Town South Africa
8001