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Keeping Your RV Toilet Clean

April 22nd, 2016 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

No matter how long a person plans to live out of their RV, it’s important to ensure that everything is in good condition. Broken parts or malfunctioning systems quickly ruin a relaxing vacation. We suggest getting the necessary RV services in Lafayette to ensure that everything is working properly. And when it comes to toilets, take the following steps to keep them clean and prevent issues while on the road.

Maintain Proper Water Levels

Keep the tank about half full. With less water, the tank will be more prone to streaks and stains left behind after each use.

Clean the Toilet Regularly

Keep cleaning supplies near the toilet so it’s easy to clean it on a regular basis. Some of the cleaning supplies recommended include a toilet brush, rags, gloves, and cleaning products. Cleaning the toilet every 2 to 3 days will help keep it clean. Along with cleaning the inside of the bowl, wipe down the lid and sides, too.

Use Natural Products

Carefully select products used to clean the toilets. Bleach and acid can dry out the toilet and damage the seal. Instead, choose a mild organic acid or citrus acid instead. Or use vinegar to clean the inside of the bowl and a mixture of water and baking soda to clean the exterior of the bowl. Just be careful about mixing products, which could cause issues in the pipes.

Apply Fiberglas RV Wax

Fiberglass RV wax is generally applied to the exterior of the toilet bowl to keep it smooth and stain-resistant. The effect lasts for a month before another coat needs to be applied.

Limit Toilet Paper Usage

The amount of toilet paper used can have a negative impact on the toilet. Too much toilet paper can end up clogging the system, which could lead to backups that would put a major damper on a weeklong mountain excursion. To prevent this, purchase toilet paper made to be used with RV toilets and try to limit the amount used each time.

Before heading out in an RV, make sure your RV toilet is ready for your trip. We can help you by inspecting the RV to look for potential problems. When it comes to the toilets, we can check the plumbing system to clear it out and fix any potential problems before you have a chance to discover them for yourself on your trip. With the peace of mind that your toilet is in great condition, you can head out on the open road and continue to clean the toilet to keep it in great condition throughout the trip.

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