Some ideas on cleaning your grey tankThere are many methods on cleaning your grey tank and we want to give you a couple ideas to use. It is important clean your gray tank as often as you would your black water tank.
Different Items for Cleaning Your Grey TankSome people use a flexible wand to clean their black water tank and use the same process for their grey water tank.
The limited access you have for cleaning your grey water tank may not allow you to use the flexible wand.
The trap in the shower should stop any odor coming from your grey tank. As for the kitchen, if you have a separate grey tank for this, food particles coming from dishes may cause more odors.
There are products such as tornado flush that can be used on grey tanks. There are also tools like the Flush King attachment that can help back flush the grey tank.
Others implement a different approach for cleaning your grey tankSometimes the most convenient way is to clean it during your travels between campgrounds! Some travelers are implementing a soap-and-go mentality.
Simply put, they drain the grey tank, add hot water mixed with some dish soap and some bleach and let the road handle it. By doing it this way, you have the heaviest part of the job being taken care of by simply driving down the road.
Some travelers are even adding ice cubes to use to knock the gunk off the sidewalls.
Some owners’ manuals say not to put detergent or bleach in toilets or drains, which is good words to live by. If this way bothers you, get some grey water tank cleaner that is available at most camping stores.
Some other helpful items when it comes to the odors are lemon scented fizzing tablets designed for gray water tanks.
One unique idea is to buy some shampoo, pour half the bottle in the tank and add water and drive.
It’s up to you on cleaning your grey tank and there are many different ways to get this done. Some of the best ideas are those shared, so if you have a unique way of keeping your RV clean that we haven’t mentioned, feel free to share your thoughts.
About the author: Dan Deary is president of All Pro Fleet Painting, a truck body repair shop located in Phoenix Arizona, specializing in commercial body shop and fleet painting services.