What's lurking in your tanks? Much more than you know.
The black and grey tanks each have their own unique concerns. But both will form an accumulation of sludge on the walls and Struvite on the floor of and in the pipes leading out from the tanks over time. Struvite is a crystal made of magnesium, ammonium, and phosphate that can become as hard as concrete. You can’t even tell you’ve got it until you’ve had your tanks professionally hydro-jet cleaned and see what comes out. It can be a thick, sandy muck, and sometimes they can also come out looking like large rocks.
The more gunk layers there are, the more problems you will experience:
· your tanks will get heavier
· the tanks will drain less efficiently
· sensors stop working well, if they work at all
· if bad enough, your gate valves can get stuck
· high levels of bacteria and mold can grow, leading to…
· odors coming from your tanks that chemicals and rinsing do not eliminate (or not for long)
Fun Fact: the grey tanks can actually smell worse than the black tanks! Think about what goes in them. Dead skin, hair, soap, conditioner, other hair styling products, toothpaste, shaving cream, pieces of food and certain dish detergents. On top of all this, it is made even worse due to FOG:
F = Fats (usually from dairy products like butter, milk, sour cream, various cheeses, etc.)
O = Oils (any kind – canola, vegetable, olive, peanut, avocado, etc.)
G = Grease (generally from meats, and even if the excess is drained off into the trash)
All of these can bond together in clumps, stick to the inside of the tanks, and get rancid over time. In the heat, all of this then bakes onto the tank interior. The smell that comes from all that can be much worse than the black tank contents. This turns into an even bigger problem when the grey tank valve is left open, with no water held to keep treatment in and allowing for solids to break down.
Then there’s the dreaded pyramid. A poop pyramid forms when the solid waste flushed down the toilet grows into a pile under the pipe coming down from the toilet and not enough water is used to break it up. Most of us do not use nearly enough water in our black tank. Being too efficient there in an attempt to not have to dump more often than “necessary”, is the #1 issue that gets RV’ers into trouble with their blank tanks. It’s one of the main issues that creates a CLOG. When the toilet can’t be flushed into the tank because of any kind of blockage, that’s a bad day for everyone.
Ready to schedule your tank cleaning? Call, text, email, or leave us your information HERE to make an appointment today.
Want to know more? Oh yes, there’s more!
What You Can Expect on Your Appointment Day
We will arrive with our specialized equipment to hydro-jet your tanks with 1500 PSI of pressure to blast away all of the ick that’s in there in an eco-friendly manner and with NO CHEMICALS. The bacteria, mold, Struvite, muck and gunk doesn’t stand a chance. Here’s the full process…
We will call you in advance to discuss:
· the RV property services requirements
· how many tanks you have
· whether you’re the first owner
· if you had the tanks professionally cleaned before
· answer any questions you may have before we put you on the calendar.
When we get there, we will:
· locate your services
· set up our equipment
· perform the hydro-jet cleaning of all tanks
· clean up and pack up
· accept payment (cash, credit card, Venmo or PayPal)
1. You MUST have full hookups in an RV park, resort or campground, as we will need to connect to the shore power pedestal, city water and sewer to do our work. No exceptions.
2. All tanks, plumbing and valves must be fully functional. We do NOT drop the underbelly, fix valves, or perform repairs on any of the tanks or related plumbing on your RV. If needed, this must be completed before cleaning day.
3. If you have a hard (PVC, etc.) sewer line, common in seasonal RV parks, we unfortunately cannot perform the tank cleaning service. This would need to be dismantled before we arrive.
4. If you have a macerator installed between the tank and the sewer, we are unable to perform the tank cleaning. We are not be able to get the jetter hose through it up into the tank.
5. If you have a clogged toilet, there will be an additional charge for clearing this and for the extra black tank cleaning that would be required on top of the normal tank cleaning process.
6. If the sewer connection is under a slideout, we respectfully request that this be retracted upon our arrival if at all possible in order for us to perform our work more safely and much more efficiently.
7. If you are unable to be on site at the time of service, payment must be completed in advance.
Who Is This For?
· RV’ers – for all the reasons above!
· RV Dealers – professionally cleaned tanks are an excellent selling point on used vehicles
· RV Rental Companies – how well are your clients caring for the tanks between contracts?
· RV Parks/Resorts/Campgrounds – show your guests how to avoid tank issues and clogs
Call us today for a fresh start and notice what a huge difference clean tanks will make.