I would not recommend using any caustic drain cleaners such as original Drano in the plumbing of an RV. Not because of the possibility of it damaging your RV’s pipes, but because it could also damage the rubber seals on the dump valves or even the holding tanks themselves.
What can I use to unclog my kitchen sink in my RV?
To keep your drains clean and flowing freely try using baking soda (about 2 tables spoons in each drain) then add vinegar (a cup) let stand for an hour and flush with lots of boiling water (4 cups should do it). Do this on a monthly basis and will take care of clogs and keeps it smelling nice.
What can I use to clean my RV sink?
A recap of some of the goodies mentioned in this post:
- White vinegar – A great non-toxic cleanser for RVers. …
- Baking Soda – Clean RV sinks and drains. …
- Scotch-Brite scrubbing pads – Dampen a pad and scrub the sink or shower with baking soda.
- Murphy’s oil soap – A good biodegradable soap.
Why Is My RV sink won’t drain?
Just like the sinks in your house the sinks in your RV can get clogged. In all likelihood the P-Trap in your sink is clogged with grease, hair, etc. and not allowing the water to drain into the holding tank. … If the plunger does not work you can use some drain cleaner that is safe for plastic pipes.
Why Is My RV kitchen sink not draining?
Most likely just a clogged drain trap, the P-shaped pipe under the sink. Try some drain opener chemical or a small drain snake. If that doesn’t work, yu can open up the drain – the P-trap is not glued so it can be unscrewed from the rest of the pipe. Have a bucket and towels handy, though.
What are RV sinks made out of?
As discussed above, RV sinks are made from a wide variety of materials, including plastic, stainless steel, and acrylic.
Can you plunge a RV sink?
It is safe to use a plunger on RV sink and shower drains, just don’t over do it. You should also use very hot water when using a plunger, because the combination of the hot water and the suction of the plunger may just be enough to break up a stubborn clog.
Why does my RV kitchen sink smell?
Your stinky sink may be caused by decaying food and waste sticking to the drain’s interior. We recommend that you first use the tried-and-true baking soda and vinegar method to get rid of the smell. Toss a handful (a quarter- to a half-cup) of baking soda down the sink drain.