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 very harmful to your health! In this article, we’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide to sanitize your RV fresh water tank using bleach and/or an anti-bacterial product!
Okay, we know what you’re thinking: how can they recommend bleach and anti-bacterial products when every other article says not to? It’s a fair question.
There are three 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 contaminant and algae from building up in the first place, you should sanitize 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. For example its a great idea to sanitize your tanks when you winterize. Simply complete the steps given above, and you should have an algae-free RV fresh water tank!
Needless to say, proper maintenance of all your RV holding tanks is very important! Not only can it fix existing issues, but it can help to prevent future issues as well. We hope that this guide has been helpful as you sanitize your 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.
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