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Final Thoughts on The Unique Method

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As we’ve said, The Unique Method is a proven, easy-to-follow approach to treating your RV wastewater holding tanks that will help you prevent problems before they happen. To experience the full success of using The Unique Method 50/50 approach, you need to nail the right habits and the right products. We always recommend using our products with The Unique Method for two reasons:

  • The Unique Method was designed to work most effectively with Unique Camping + Marine products
  • We pride ourselves on product transparency so you can always feel comfortable using our products

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Recapping The Unique Method

By now, you've read loads of information on The Unique Method. We hope it’s been helpful! Though tank maintenance can seem daunting at times, when you really boil The Unique Method down, it’s pretty simple and straightforward:

  • Use your tank valves correctly (black is always closed; gray is open when on hook-ups and closed when dry camping/boondocking).
  • Treat your black holding tanks with a high-quality bacteria and enzyme and treat your gray tank with a bacterial treatment when the gray valve remains closed.
  • Keep water in your toilet bowl at all times (unless driving).
  • Fill your toilet bowl with water before you use it.
  • Use plenty of water every time you flush your toilet (hold the flush pedal down for 10 seconds).
  • Dump your black tanks every 3-5 days.
  • Thoroughly rinse the black tank after every dump.
  • Prevent as much grease and food debris as possible from getting in your gray tank.
  • Avoid cleaning your toilet, sinks, dishes or showers with chemical or antibacterial cleaners.
  • Try not to let your holding tanks get too hot.
  • Deep clean your black tank (using Clean-It) at least twice per year or every 5-10 dumps (for full time RVers) and your gray tank (using Dawn Ultra) at the end of each dry camping/boondocking trip (for dry campers/boondockers) and twice per year (for primarily hook-up campers).
  • Store your RV with a full tank of water and a bottle of RV Digest-It in the black tank(s) when the risk of freezing isn’t a concern

Be sure to choose products that will work effectively with The Unique Method by asking yourself:

  • Does this product eliminate odors without replacing it with overpowering fragrances?
  • Does it break down waste effectively?
  • Does it clean sensors so they are always in proper working order?
  • Is it approved for use in all states?

Prevention is always the best policy, and by employing the 50/50 approach using The Unique Method (proper tank care habits) and the best products (ideally bacteria and enzyme products), you stay out ahead of intruding odors, annoying clogs, and misreading sensors. While The Unique Method can be effective with other brand name products, we recommend using Unique Camping + Marine products since the method was designed with these products in mind.

There are always bumps in the road any time you start something new or change habits, so don't get discouraged. That's what we're here for! If you run into problems after following The Unique Method, don't hesitate to contact us. We're happy to help you get back on track!

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