How do you know if all of the waste is removed during the hydrojet cleaning process?

That’s a very good question and a lot of our customers ask us if we have a videoscope to put up into the tank to examine it before and after the cleaning. Yes, we do, however, we don’t use it as often as you think.

We ask you not to empty your holding tanks before you arrive. That’s because we want to see what comes out (as gross as that sounds!) and also the manner in which the tank’s contents flow out (or not!). We will also talk to you before the service to determine your usage and cleaning habits and procedures. We’re not judging you at all, just trying to understand what we may find out.

The endoscope we use does help “see” what is in the tank but honestly, it’s hard to fully understand what you are looking at on the screen. You’re not sure which way is up or down and it’s dark (even though there’s a light source on the camera) and wet. Frankly, seeing what comes out of the tank when we empty them is a better indication of what we will experience during the cleaning.

During the cleaning process, we monitor what is coming out (again, we know, gross!) and how our cleaning is progressing using our hydrojet pump. Once we are satisfied we have removed the majority of waste buildup, we switch to the rinsing process which will completely flood your tanks with fresh water and pull out any remaining waste or obstructions.

Again, we could use the scope to see up inside the tank, but as we said before, it’s dark, damp, and hard to understand always what we are looking at. Also, the scope can be especially hard to use on RVs where the waste pipes twist and turn, such as on fifth wheels.

We’ve found that seven years of experience and cleaning of literally thousands of tanks has given us some “good old fashioned” knowledge of what to expect and what the results will be. We have worked on almost every make, model, and year of RV and have come to understand the unique peculiarities of each type of RV and how to work around any problems or obstacles.

We welcome you to watch the cleaning process. You’ll see what we are flushing out through the clear pipe connector we attach to your RV and you’ll see when the water turns clean and clear. It’s amazing how dirty the tanks are, especially when our customers do everything they would “normally” do to keep their tanks cleaned. In almost every case, your RV’s sensors will begin registering properly after our cleaning process.

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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