The SemperScreen is simply a kitchen sink drain that has a permanent screen. When you install it on rental properties, you do not have to worry about tenants flushing food or other items down your sinks. With SemperScreen, you can forget about broken garbage disposals and clogged kitchen sinks. To clean it, the tenant simply scoops out the waste and puts it in the trash... where it belongs!
The SemperScreen® will fit in all kitchen sinks that come with standard 3.5" drain hole openings. This drain hole size is standard for almost all residential kitchen sinks on the market today. SemperScreen® is approved for installation and has been tested per the standards of ASME A112.18.2-2011.
Each SemperScreen® can be used as a direct replacement for a standard garbage disposal. They are specifically designed to serve the same purpose as garbage disposals by restricting larger food waste from entering the building's plumbing system. However, unlike garbage disposals, the SemperScreen® costs less, requires less maintenance, and uses less water. SemperScreen® recommends that you always refer to local building codes when modifying a building's plumbing system.
Just scoop it out! Unlike traditional single-wall kitchen basket strainers or dangerous garbage disposals, SemperScreen® is ergonomically designed for easy cleaning and it cannot injure you. They are also made of high-grade stainless steel and are safe to use with all your normal residential cleaning products.
No, each SemperScreen® is built to commercial specifications and they are used heavily in rental properties. One of the major benefits of this product is that once properly installed, there are no parts to remove, misplace, or maintain. If a stopper is desired, the SemperScreen® is designed to fit many inexpensive after-market stoppers that are readily available at most plumbing, hardware, and "Dollar" stores.
The SemperScreen® will fit almost every kitchen sink available today. However, sometimes properties have sinks that are remnants of older construction eras that are abnormally thick. These sinks have basins that at are made of materials like ceramic and older cast-iron. If you are interested in retrofitting these sinks with a SemperScreen®, we offer an easy modification suggestion that has worked well in most cases. The modification process only takes approximately 5 minutes per SemperScreen® and a copy of the procedure can be found HERE.