Can you sanitize your holding tanks?

Well, there’s no way to — or reason why you would — sanitize your black and gray holding tanks. They are designed to hold human, food, and other waste which is, by definition, not sanitary.

There is a process to sanitize your freshwater holding tank and you should follow it religiously. It involves introducing a mild solution of household bleach into your freshwater holding tank and water plumping system, letting it sit for a period of time to sanitize, quickly getting the bleachy water out of your holding tanks, and rinsing with fresh, clean water (to remove any trace bleach which can affect the taste).

Jim & Debbie Tome, Owners

Hi, we're Jim and Debbie Tome and we're the owners of Kleen Tank LLC, the nationally-recognized and largest professional network of RV tank cleaning service provider.

We've been RVers like you since 2004 and have traveled all over the U.S. in our Airstream travel trailer. We started the business about twelve years ago and have cleaned tens of thousands holding tanks in thousands of RVs. From tiny weekend travel trailers to monstrous fifth wheels to luxurious motorhomes, we've seen just about every situation there is with RV holding tanks and waste systems.

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