How do I keep my RV’s grey holding tank problem-free and odor-free?

Maintaining your RV's grey holding tank is essential to ensure that your RV's plumbing system is working correctly and to avoid any unpleasant odors or backups. Here are some steps you can take to maintain your RV's grey holding tank:

Use the Right Chemicals.

There are a variety of chemical treatments available for RV holding tanks. It is important to choose a product, like Elemonate, that is designed specifically for grey tanks. Walex chemists designed the Elemonate formula specifically to break down grease, food particles, and soap scum in the tank and prevent odors. Elemonate also contains a lemon fragrance that leaves sinks and drains smelling fresh.

Avoid Certain Items.

While it’s hard to avoid getting a small amount of grease and grime down the drains, it’s best to avoid putting certain items down the drain: grease, food scraps, coffee grounds, and paper towels. These items can clog the tank and cause problems.

Dump Regularly.

It is essential to dump your grey tank regularly, depending on how often you use it. It is recommended to dump it every three to four days if you're using it regularly. If you're not using your RV as often, you can go longer between dumps. Leaving water in the tank for too long can cause bacteria growth and unpleasant odors. When you dump, empty the black tank first, then the grey tank. The grey water helps flush out any solids left in the hose from the black water.

Rinse the Tank.

After dumping your grey tank, it's a good idea to rinse it out thoroughly. You can do this by filling the tank with water and then dumping it again. You can also use a tank cleaning wand to reach the hard-to-reach areas of the tank.

Monitor the Tank.

It's a good idea to keep an eye on the level of your grey tank. Most RVs have a monitor that displays the level of the tank. If you notice that the tank is getting full, it's time to dump it.

By following these steps, you can maintain your RV's grey holding tank and keep your RV's plumbing system in good condition.





De-Winterize with Elemonate and Commando

For some RVers, spring means de-winterizing the RV and planning summer travels. De-winterizing should include a deep cleaning and maintenance check-up to ensure the rig is in top shape for that big summer adventure. If cleaning inside the black and grey tanks to eliminate any residual odors seems daunting, use a product formulated with powerful enzymes that do the work for you.

Walex's Black Tank Cleaner and Grey Tank Cleaner

Walex makes enzyme-based cleaners: one for your black tank cleaner called Commando, and one for your grey tank cleaner called Elemonate. These products are pre-portioned drop-ins, meaning no measuring or spills. Drop one portion in the corresponding tank, add water, and let the formula go to work.

Commando easily cleans the black holding tank.

Commando Black Holding Tank Cleaner is an easy-to-use quick-dissolving packet filled with a super-concentrated, scientifically natural enzyme formula that cleans tank walls and sensors and lubricates valves and seals. Residual waste caked to the tank walls creates foul odors and false sensor readings.
A malfunctioning sensor is one of RVers' most frustrating issues because they don't know when to empty their tank. One packet of Commando cleans the tank and restores sensor function in as little as 12 to 24 hours—no agitation or scrubbing required.
Walex recommends the preventative use of Commando every three months to help keep the black tank in good working condition.

Elemonate freshens and cleans the grey tank & drain lines

Elemonate is a grey holding tank treatment that prevents clogging and foul odors with the latest technology in quick-dissolve tablets. It uses the same odor-control formula found in Porta-Pak Holding Tank Deodorizer plus special enzymes.
The Walex R&D team designed the formula to deodorize and dissolve the organic sludge that accumulates in the grey tank from sink and shower use. The natural enzymes dissolve grease and break up fat and food particles in grey tanks, garbage disposals, dishwashers, and drain lines.
Elemonate also contains a fresh lemon fragrance. Continued use keeps tanks and lines free-flowing and odor-free.
To order Commando and Elemonate, dealers should contact their distributor of choice, and RVers should visit their local RV dealership.
Happy Adventuring!