The RV life is both exciting and rewarding. It’s exciting because you get to visit various places right in the comforts of what you’d call home. Rewarding because you get to live life to the fullest. Of course, living the RV life isn’t all fun and games. There’s a lot of responsibility behind it too.
As you would for a regular house, you need to maintain cleanliness inside your RV as well. In fact, you need to be more aggressive when it comes to cleaning your RV because there’s such a limited space inside. This means there’s less room for the bacteria and germs to move around in so you are more prone to getting sick.
Keeping a home clean and keeping an RV clean are two completely different matters. Here’s how you can keep your RV clean while you are on the road.
Work top to bottom, inside, and out
Cleaning your RV can be a bit taxing, especially if you don’t know what you are doing. Experienced RV owners will tell you that the best way to clean is by starting from the top and working your way to the bottom, then from the inside and out.
Doing it this way will make it easier for you as you avoid getting your stuff dirty all over again. Cleaning thoroughly takes time and a lot of know-how with regards to how you can clean your RV more efficiently.
Get a macerator pump
One of the most challenging aspects of living in an RV is finding the time and means to regularly clear your waste. It has to go somewhere after all. If you want to make things easier on your end, you might want to consider investing in a macerator pump for your RV.
A macerator pump is basically a contraption installed on your toilet or next to it. It can help dissolve any solid waste which makes it easier for the toilet to easily pump the waste out of the plumbing system. For RVs, this is a good investment as it can make the process of clearing your waste much easier.
There are many brands of macerator pumps out there and there are some models really fit for RVs. If your RV is having problems with irrigation, then macerator pumps are often the best choice for toilet waste and other solid materials that go down the drain. It’s a good investment as it’s a long-lasting tool as well.
Managing mould and mildew
Mold and mildew are common problems inside the RV as there’s a limited amount of space for moisture to circulate it. Not only are these problems unsanitary, but they are also bad for your health. The good news is that it’s very easy to prevent these things from ever developing in the first place.
For starters, you’d want to keep your AC running if you are driving in humid environments. On the other hand, make sure you keep the windows open and let the air in when the climate is dry. It’s also good to buy moisture absorbing packets that you can put in the crevices of your RV to prevent mould growth.
Invest in the right cleaning tools
When buying cleaning tools for your RV, you need to take note of a couple of things. For starters, you need to invest in compact cleaning tools as there’s a limited amount of space inside your RV. This also means getting all-around cleaning tools so that you carry less inside your RV.
One of the most important things you can buy for your RV is a compact vacuum. Those hand vacuums for cars are not enough for your RV so make sure you get a full-powered one. This will help you clean up any debris or dirt that comes into your RV easily.
You should also make sure to invest in a rubber matt. What this does is that it helps prevent dirt from the outside from getting into your RV. Make sure that before anyone enters your RV, they properly wipe off their shoes on the matt. Alternatively, you can ask them to take off their shoes before they get inside.
Make sure to get a mop, broom, and some rags for wiping the windows too.
Cleaning your RV can be a bit daunting at first. The key to making sure it stays clean is consistency and dedication. By following these steps above, you can guarantee yourself and everyone in the RV that things are clean and your health isn’t jeopardised in any way.
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