How often should I have my holding tanks professionally cleaned?

At least once a year, unless you are a full-timer, in which case we recommend twice a year. There are certain processes and procedures you can follow to help your RV’s holding tanks to perform better and minimize problems and hassles.

Look, your black tank’s spray system can only do so much. At roughly 100-150 PSI of pressure, it sprays in a set pattern that never completely cleans the inside of your black tank. And using an enzyme-, biological-, or harsh chemical-based tank additive is definitely going to foul up tank sensors, create odors, and potentially clogs and slow- and non-draining tanks.

Also, only certain, high-end RVs contain a spray system for gray tanks, which can actually get pretty dirty too, causing odors, clogging, and even respiratory issues for the RV owners. Almost no RV owner does anything to flush out and rinse their gray tanks, relying solely on the tank emptying process to attempt to keep them clean.

Only our professional hydrojetting process, using 1500 PSI (that’s ten times what your onboard tank sprayer is producing — at best!) pressure can truly get your holding tanks “factory kleen.” We follow-up with a rinse system and process that completely empties your holding tanks and then recommend things you can do to keep the tanks clean until your next professional cleaning.

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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