Keeping RV drains working properly requires avoiding clogs, which is the most common problem. Taking a few simple steps will reduce your chances of experiencing clogged RV drains.
1. Discard food particles
We have garbage disposals in our brick and stick homes that break down food waste before it is thrown away. Most RVers don’t have this kind of luxury when they travel. The kitchen sink should be kept free of blockages by disposing of food scraps directly in the trash. When you’ve cleaned your RV’s hobs, you don’t have to worry about the sink clogging up.
2. Put a strainer in the sink
Food particles can fall down the drain when a sink strainer is used to prepare food. Food particles are prevented from going down the drain by strainers used to rinse produce or meat. Through preventative maintenance, clogs in RV drains can be prevented.
3. Make sure the oil is not drained
Avoid clogging your kitchen and bathroom drains by avoiding oils. When oil or grease is poured down the drain, it becomes liquid, but over time it solidifies and clogs. Remove oily kitchen residue with a paper towel and dispose of in trash. You can rinse the fat from ground meat after it has been cooked by placing the container over the meat so that the fat catches before it is washed.
4. Waxy soaps should be avoided
A waxy conditioner or clay-based conditioner can also clog drains. These types of products should not be used in your RV bathroom as they can solidify once flushed down the drain.
5. Make sure hair doesn’t fall into drains
There’s no question that hair is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to RV pipe blockages. The hair catcher prevents hair from sliding down the drain. Since hair can easily get caught in drains, you should also put one in your shower and bathroom sink.
6. Coffee grounds should not be thrown away
An RV drain can become clogged with something as simple as coffee grounds. You may not realize this if you have never lived in an RV before. If you don’t have RV-approved toilet paper, you need to throw out anything weird.