Have you used chemical treatments in your RV holding tanks in the past, but now you’ve decided to make the switch to bacteria-based treatments? If so, good for you! We always recommend bacteria-based holding tank products, like RV Digest-It, instead of chemical treatments! Wondering why we recommend a high-quality bacteria-based holding tank treatment? Learn more here. This article will give you all the information you need in order to make the switch from chemical treatments to bacteria-based treatments!
If you’ve just recently stopped using chemical treatments, there are likely some residual remains of those chemicals in your tanks. And if any chemicals are still present in your holding tanks, they can disrupt the bacteria in a bacteria-based treatment, causing waste to not get broken down. Moreover, there are some things that you should never allow into your holding tanks if you want to switch to bacterial treatments.
First, before you switch to bacteria-based treatments, it’s important to flush out any residual chemicals from your tank. Failing to do so can cause bacteria-based treatments to not work properly. There are a few options for flushing out your tank:
The moral of the story is that you should try to clean out your holding tanks as well as possible when switching to bacterial treatments, because residual chemicals in your tanks can disrupt the effectiveness of the bacterial-based treatments.
Now that you’ve cleaned out your holding tanks, its super important that you keep them chemical free! There are only a few things that should be allowed in your holding tanks
Items that are allowed in black tanks:
Items that are allowed in gray tanks:
Anything other than the items above should not be allowed into your holding tanks! Some of these items might include trash, grease, decomposing food (which causes grease), and hazardous chemicals (of course!).
Also, there are some lesser known items that contain chemicals. These items should not go into your holding tanks, since they will kill bacteria. These include:
Additionally, if you are taking antibiotics, they can make their way into your holding tank through your waste. Antibiotics can also kill bacteria.
If you’ve decided to make the switch from chemical treatments to bacteria-based treatments, the first step is to make sure your tank is thoroughly cleaned out. This will make sure that the bacteria can do its job! Next, you should be proactive in ensuring that only the right items enter your holding tanks. Making sure to keep these bacteria-killing items out of your holding tanks will ensure that the bacteria can thrive!
Choosing the right bacteria-based product is also super important! We recommend Unique RV Digest-It. This product contains a proprietary, 8-strain blend of the best, most-efficient bacteria that will digest all your waste, making waste-management easier and your camping experience more enjoyable.
Finally, follow The Unique Method for the best results when camping with bacterial treatments!
We hope this article has been helpful as you make the switch to bacterial treatments! If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for help. We're always more than happy to help you!