Alberta - Steps in properly sanitizing your RV Black Tanks
Steps in properly sanitizing your RV Black Tanks
Apr 28, 2016
When emptying both the black and gray tanks, dump the black-water tank before the gray-water tank so the "soapy water" from the gray tank can clean the residue from the hose.
-Don't dump the black-water tank until it is at least two-thirds full. Don't leave the black-water tank valve open when hooked up at a campsite. This will cause liquids to drain, leaving solid waste behind to harden on the bottom of the tank.
-Use a heavy-duty sewer hose about 6 to 8 feet long to make handling easier.
-Carry an extra garden hose for rinsing in case the dump station doesn't have one.
-Store this in an area where it won't come into contact with your drinking water hose.
-Never use your fresh water hose for rinsing sewer hoses or the dump station area.
-Wear protective rubber gloves and avoid touching the outside of the gloves.
-If others are waiting to use the dump station, skip the tank flushing and hose rinsing steps. Pull away from the dump station and then add some water and chemicals to the holding tanks.
-Never put anything other than the contents of your holding tanks into the dump station.
-Leave the dump station area cleaner than you found it.
Written by: Steve
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