Review of Brodi’s Vapour Block For Infrequently Used Dry Drains
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
drain care

Review of Brodi’s Vapour Block For Infrequently Used Dry Drains

Drains that are not used regularly can smell and attract insects. A putrid smell or insects coming from an infrequently used drain is a tell-tale sign that you need a solution. However, finding that solution can be difficult.


At State Chemical, we sell a variety of drain care products, including Shut Your Trap, which is specifically designed to remedy issues associated with an infrequently used drain. Shut Your Trap keeps sewer odors trapped in the drain so that your drain doesn’t smell.

In this article, we review Vapour Block, a product from Brodi Specialty Products Ltd. Similar to our product Shut Your Trap, Vapour Block is specifically designed to resolve problems with infrequently used drains. Vapour Block is an effective, long-lasting solution to your infrequently used drain problems.

Dry Drains Smell and Attract Insects.

An infrequently used drain is called a “dry drain.” Because the drain isn’t used regularly, the p-trap in the drain dries out. The p-trap is the bend in your drain. Water normally sits in this bend and the water prevents sewer odors from escaping the pipe and wafting into your facility. However, when the p-trap has little or no water, the sewer gases can go up the p-trap and into your facility. These sewer gases stink!

Without water, bugs can also climb through the drainpipe and into your facility.

Fix Dry Drains By Adding Water or a Chemical Product.

There are two main ways that people resolve dry drains. First, you could pour water down the drain to refill the p-trap with water. However, this is a short-term solution. If you pour water down the drain, the water in the p-trap will evaporate quickly. If you choose this option, you must pour water down the drain on a weekly basis.

Alternatively, you could use a chemical product like Vapour Block. While you do have to pay for the chemical product, the benefit compared to using water is that these products last a very long time. For example, Vapour Block lasts for up to 6 months. Unlike water, chemical products are a set-it-and-forget-it solution.

The chemicals work by acting as a seal in the p-trap. The chemicals seal the sewer gases and insects out of the p-trap, preventing them from coming up the drain and into your facility.

Review: Vapour Block Can Solve Your Dry Drain Issues.

Vapour Block is easy to use. To use, (1) pour water down the drain, and then (2) pour in 16-32 ounces of the product. When you pour the product, you will notice that it has a natural citrus scent.

Once you pour Vapour Block down the drain, you can forget about the drain for a long time. Vapour Block will last up to 6 months!

Vapour Block works by forming a seal on both sides of the p-trap. This seal prevents sewer gases from escaping from the drainpipe and wafting into your facility. It also prevents insects from crawling up the p-trap and out of your drain.

Another benefit of Vapour Block is that the product does not freeze. Therefore, if, for example, you have a summer cabin, you can Vapour Block down the drain before you leave for the winter. This will protect the drain all winter long.

Vapour Block costs $46.05 if you buy 1-11 bottles. Brodi provides a 13% discount for bulk buying. A case of 12 costs $40 per bottle.

In Summary: Vapour Block Can Help Your Drain Drain.

If you have a smelly, infrequently used drain, you could use a product such as Vapour Block. Vapour Block will seal your p-trap so that sewer odors cannot waft out and bugs cannot climb out.

State Chemical sells a similar product called Shut Your Trap. Your next step is to review Shut Your Trap and decide which product is best for you.