April 06, 2020
If you’ve been RVing for any length of time, it’s likely that you’ve heard a whole lot about RV holding tank maintenance. In fact, we have written many articles about how to properly care for your holding tanks using The Unique Method! But there’s a topic that often gets pushed to the side when it comes to properly maintaining your tanks: how do you deal with dirty, contaminated fresh water and algae build-up in your fresh water holding tank?
In all honesty, algae build-up is relatively unlikely, because algae needs some form of sunlight in order to grow. However, this is possible if, for example, your RV has clear water lines. It is very important that you sanitize your tanks regularly, because this is your drinking water, and no one wants tainted drinking water! It's also important to prevent algae blooms in your fresh water tank as it can be harmful to your health! In this guide, we’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide to sanitize your RV fresh water tank using bleach and/or an antibacterial product!
Okay, we know what you’re thinking: how can they recommend bleach and antibacterial products when every other guide on their website says not to!? This is a fair question.
There are two things to consider here:
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To sanitize your RV fresh water tank with either bleach or another anti-bacterial product, follow these checklist steps:
To help prevent contaminants and algae from building up in the first place, you should go through this sanitization process with your tanks every six months to once a year. Because algae is relatively unlikely in fresh water tanks, it should be fairly easy to prevent if you keep up on regular sanitations. Simply complete the steps given above, and you should have an algae-free RV fresh water tank! We would love to answer any questions, concerns, or comments you might have about this topic! Please reach out to us for help. Happy Camping!
You bought your RV so you could enjoy life and spend time with family and friends. The last thing you want to do is waste precious time and money on fixing wastewater holding tank problems. Keeping your tanks in peak operating condition doesn’t have to be hard, confusing, or expensive if you follow our proven process: The Unique Method.
The Unique Method is a comprehensive tank care plan that we developed after years of conversations with real customers facing real problems. The Unique Method provides you with simple, preventative steps to stop odors, clogs, and sensor problems before they start so you can spend less time worrying about your holding tanks and more time enjoying the freedom and adventure of RVing. Try it yourself and see why thousands of campers trust their RVs with The Unique Method every day.
If you need more help with anything covered in this guide or simply have a comment, we’re here to help you anytime!
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