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How to Keep Your Pit Toilet from Smelling

One of the first things you need to learn when you switch to a pit toilet is to learn how to keep it from smelling. Since it is not connected with a water system, wastes are just piled up in the tank of your toilet. The foul odor is natural, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it.

There are many ways on how to keep your pit toilet from smelling. Here are some of them:

#1: Use Vinegar

Natural vinegar has long been known to control foul odor. It’s also a very popular choice in controlling the smell of pit toilets.

#2: Lime

Lime can also be used to eliminate the odor. Don’t worry about the change in pH levels.  A little-elevated pH of the contents would not be a problem in wastewater treatment.

#3: Use Air Freshener Tablets

Keep these air freshener tablets hanging near the pit. They act to neutralize the pit odors.

#4: Ventilation

Keeping the pit area well-ventilated helps in eliminating the odor. You can also put up a vent The vent acts to suck up the odors into the pit and up to the vent. It should be ensured that the vent protrudes well above, to make it work.

Paint your vent black to maximize absorption of heat from the sun. Hot air rises in the vent and, eventually, draws air from the pit.

#5: Integrate crushed BIOCHAR 

A BIOCHAR is a charcoal made by a particular process to integrate into soil building efforts. Add BIOCHAR to dry toilet systems together with some high carbon cover material like woodchips, saw dust, coffee beans, etc.

#6: Pit Toilet Treatment

Using pit toilet treatments like RTB 740 doesn’t only eliminate the foul odor. They also speed up the natural degradation process in both pit and composting toilets.

 

Removing Compost and Maintaining a Clean Composting Toilet

When your full tank has been replaced with a new one, you need to seal it for about 6 to 12 months to turn it into compost. When it’s ready, remove the cover from the rear wall opening of the composted tank. Continue reading “Removing Compost and Maintaining a Clean Composting Toilet”

How to Operate your Composting Toilet

There’s a lot of things you should be ready for you when you choose pit and composting toilets in your mobile home. Yes, there will be a lot of work, but if you’re big in being environment-friendly, then this option is definitely the best.

Using your composting toilet properly is important in order to prevent severe problems like foul odors and fly breeding. The correct usage of this type of toilet also helps in maintaining the beneficial bacterial action in producing compost. Continue reading “How to Operate your Composting Toilet”

2 Types of Composting Toilets

Groundwater pollution problems are among the main reasons why composting toilets in residential homes have been promoted massively. Because of that, a lot of homeowners all over the country are considering to use composting toilets over the regular ones.

There are two types of composting toilets that can be used at home: the large, bi-level containers and the single self-contained units. Continue reading “2 Types of Composting Toilets”

Camping Basics: How to Keep the Toilet Holding Tank Clean

Maintaining a clean toilet holding tank is one of the many things you have to deal with when exploring the great outdoors. Since water supply is limited, the stench coming from your tank can be unbearable.

Contrary to most of our beliefs, maintaining a clean holding tank isn’t the nastiest job. In fact, regular maintenance can save your mobile home from the unpleasant smell. Continue reading “Camping Basics: How to Keep the Toilet Holding Tank Clean”