Does the thought of cleaning your RV water tanks give you a big case of the
Drain All Water
To begin, drain water from your hot water heater, water lines and holding tank. Turn off the power and extinguish the gas pilot prior to removing the hot water heater’s drain plug. Remove water line plugs located at the low points in the lines. Open faucets and flush
Flush With Bleach Solution and Wait
Next, you are going to flush the fresh water tank with diluted bleach. Close up all valves and prepare your bleach solution. The general rule is to use one cup of bleach for
Switch on the water pump and open all faucets. Allow water to run until you smell bleach, and then close all faucets. Top off the water tank with fresh water and let it sit for a minimum of four hours. Leaving it overnight is best. Please note: doubling the bleach does not cut your wait time in half.
Refill With Fresh Water
After the waiting period, turn on the water pump and run all water systems until the tank is drained. Refill with fresh, potable water and run through faucets until the bleach smell is gone.
Once you follow all of these steps, your job of cleaning water tanks is finished. The water is clean and ready to drink.