Country RV Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin - RV Quick Tips
Stinky RV Water?
Are you getting a rotten smell from your RV hot water?
Usually people notice this smell in the early spring and summer when they use their hot water. What is it? Is comes from using antifreeze during your winterizing and allowing the antifreeze to remain in you’re your RV lines over the winter season.
Chlorine will fix the problem.
Drain the fresh water tank and refill it while adding ¼ cup household bleach per every 15 gallons of water your tank holds. Once the tank is full open your faucets until you smell the chlorine water coming out. Let the water sit in the lines for a couple of days. Drain your tank and rinse your lines.
To remove the chlorine or bleach smell mix ½ cup baking soda with a gallon of water and run the solution through the system. That should reduce or eliminate the odor.
You can also maintain the bleach sanitation by adding a couple ounces of bleach mixed with about 5 gallons of water. Run that solution through the system, especially the water heater. Then drain your water heater tank. This will help with reoccurrence of the odor. You can follow with baking soda solution if the chlorine smell remains.
If you have the facilities, we recommend that you to winterize your RV by using the blow-out method instead of antifreeze. See our Winterizing Quick Tips for directions on winterizing your RV.
Contact the friendly folks at Country RV for answers to your recreational vehicle maintainance questions today!