One of the first questions a new RV owner will invariably as is, “How to clean black water tank in RVs?” Blackwater in the RV tank will happen. Luckily, any RV owner can quickly and easily clean their RV water tank in just a couple of minutes. All that is required is some protective clothing, cleaning materials, and some patience.
First things first. Protect yourself.
Cleaning black water from your RV tank is toxic. Therefore, you will need to protect yourself and your clothing. It is highly recommended that you wear rubber gloves, protective glasses, and shoe covers. Each of these items can be purchased at any auto store for only a few dollars each.
Now, let’s empty that tank
After you have completely protected yourself, it is time to clean out the RV tank. First off, you will have to park your RV beside a sewer outlet. You can find these outlets at a dumping station or at a campsite. Now, follow the steps below.
- Open the blackwater valve.
- After the wastewater is dumped, fill the tank with fresh water.
- Dump out the fresh water.
- Repeat the process until the water is completely clear.
- Open the gray water valve and empty contents into the sewer.
Maintain your RV tank with occasional deep cleaning
Cleaning out blackwater from your RV tank will be a lot easier if you occasionally deep clean your tank. This process is easy and can be done in a few steps.
- Completely drain the waste water tank.
- Fill three-quarters, of the tank, with fresh water and a couple of cups of bleach.
- Let the mixture sit for no more than ten minutes.
- Drain the tank.
- Repeat the process with fresh water until the water runs clear.
It’s easy to maintain a clean RV tank
Your RV tank can remain clean of black water in a few easy steps. Just be sure to occasionally deep clean your tank to make the process easier. Before you know it, your RV tank will be clean and happy for your next road trip.