Algae in your portable
Here is a method to remove and clean.
I have algae
in the top tank of my portable toilet / porta potti. How can I
have leaf like pieces of algae appearing in the portable
toilet bowl on pump flushing, you may have developed a mild
case of algae in your flushing tank. Any sediment build up
in your toilet system will
eventually cause the slides etc. to jam.
if you have used the correct concentration of chemicals,
this still may occur and is quite easy to eradicate.
If the toilet cassette manufacturer warns against the use of
bleach or other powerful cleaning agents you could try using
1 tablespoon of Woolworths Nappy Treatment Plus dissolved in
500 ml of water and added to the top tank.
to remove and clean tank
Empty the bottom tank and rinse until clean.
Empty the top tank and operate the pump several times to
expel any top tank mix that may still be in the pump
suction and pressure lines.
Add a mixture of bleach and water to the top tank.
(Usually 1/2 cup of bleach to 1L water). Put the cap
back on the top tank and shake/swirl so that all sides,
top and bottom have been coated with the bleach/water.
Refit the top tank to the bottom tank and operate the
pump so that the bleach mix is drawn into the pump and
lines. Continue pumping all the mix from the top tank
is in the bottom tank. Ensure all the mix is cleared
from the pump.
Remove the top tank and invert it so that any excess mix
can drain away.
Shake/swirl the bottom tank so that all sides, top and
bottom and also drain tube have been coated with the
bleach mix. Drain and invert to dry.
The unit is now ready for use or storage. All traces of
algae should be removed. If storing for a length of
time, store in a dark environment. This will also be
beneficial as algae needs light to thrive.
Toilette Cassette - Cleaning and Maintenance
Hopefully, your caravan, motorhome or 5th wheeler
supplier provided you with a manual for the type of toilet
cassette you have installed. The manual will have
instructions for your model portable toilet cassette. If
not, some supplier websites may have an instruction manual
you can download.
The Thetford Cassette manual recommends the waste tank seal,
the automatic pressure release vent seal and the cap seal to
be cleaned regularly. If you are regular travellers or
living full time in your RV monthly cleaning should
Thetford say never to use household cleaners (bleach,
solvents or other powerful cleaning agents) as they may
cause permanent damage to the seals and other toilet
Rub the seals and valve blade with olive oil and then wipe
them over with a piece of cloth or toilet paper. Thetford
say never use Vaseline or any vegetable oil. Use
only olive oil.
If the toilet cassette is not be used for some time, after
emptying, clean and coat the seals lightly with olive oil
before storing away.
And last, but not least, wash your hands properly after
emptying or maintaining the toilette cassette.