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Preventing Clogs In Your Holding Tank

How Do I Keep From Getting Clogs In My Black Holding Tank?

Clogs are formed in your tanks from build-up in your tanks from undigested solid waste (like pyramid plugs) and struvite build-up.

To ensure you never get clogs in your black water tanks, do the following:

1. Treat your tank regularly with RV Digest-It to effectively digest and liquefy the solid waste inside your tanks.

2. Keep your black tank valve closed except when dumping your tank. If your valve isn’t kept closed the liquid waste (and RV Digest-It) will drain out of the tank immediately, leaving only solid waste behind to create disgusting odors and will eventually lead to clogs.

3. Use ample water with each flush. The more water your keep inside your black tank the better chance you have of keeping your tanks clog-free. Not only does the water help break-up the solids, but it is also a crucial component to keeping the beneficial bacteria in RV Digest-It alive and active so they can effectively liquefy the solid waste (including toilet paper) inside your tank.

4. Do not clean your toilets with chemical, anti-bacterial, or bleach-based toilet cleaners. The caustic chemicals contained in these toilet cleaners will kill the beneficial bacteria that is keeping your holding tank clog and odor free. Instead, clean your toilet with an RV toilet cleaner that uses tank-safe detergents to clean the toilets while injecting beneficial bacteria into the holding tank.

5. Monitor your tank temperatures. If your tanks get extremely hot or cold the active bacteria that keep your system clog and odor free may become inactive and lead to issues. Ideally your tank should remain between 45 and 85 degrees (Fahrenheit) to create the ideal environment for the safe, beneficial bacteria in RV Digest-It to flourish. If your tanks get hotter than 85 degrees, increase your dosage amount. If your tanks get below 45 degrees you will need to consider better insulating your tanks or heating them.