Clogs are the most common problem RV drains have, so preventing them is the best way to keep them working correctly. If you want to reduce your chances of experiencing clogged RV drains, take a few simple steps.
- Put away food particles
Our brick-and-stick homes are equipped with garbage disposals, which break down food waste before it is flushed. RVing does not offer most RVers this type of luxury. Food waste should be disposed of directly into the garbage to prevent clogs in the kitchen sink. You can wash your dishes without fear of clogging your RV sink after cleaning your plates.
- Use a Sink Strainer
When preparing food, a sink strainer can prevent food particles from going down the drain. Produce or meat is rinsed with strainers to prevent food particles from going down the drain. Thus, they prevent drain clogs in RVs through preventive maintenance.
- Avoid draining oils
You can also prevent clogs by keeping oils out of your kitchen and bathroom drains. It is common for oil and grease to be poured down the drain as liquids, but over time, they can solidify and clog up the drain. Using a paper towel, wipe away the oily residue in the kitchen and dispose of it in the trash. You can rinse off the fat from ground beef after it has been cooked is to placing the bowl over the meat so that the grease is caught before it is washed away.
- Avoid soaps with waxy ingredients
It is also possible to clog drains with bar soaps and some waxy conditioners or clay-based conditioners. You should not use these types of products in your RV bathroom since they can solidify once they are rinsed down the drain.
- Keep hair out of drains
When it comes to RV plumbing clogs, hair is a huge culprit. Prevent hairs from slipping down the drain by using a hair catcher. You should also place one in the shower, and the bathroom sink since hair can easily get stuck in any drain.
- Don’t Dump Coffee Grounds
A simple thing like coffee grounds can clog up an RV drain. If you’re not used to living in an RV, you may not realize this. The best practice is to throw away any foreign objects other than RV-approved toilet paper.