Easy maintenance for marine toilets.
Marine sanitation may not be the most comfortable topic to discuss, but it is undoubtedly a crucial aspect of boating. It is one of the most common maintenance issues faced by boat owners, and neglecting it can lead to expensive and time-consuming problems down the line.
Therefore, ensuring proper marine sanitation is essential to prevent any such issues. Before setting out on your next boating trip, it is vital to be aware of Australia’s maritime regulations regarding the disposal of human waste.
. Click here to read NSW Maritime Legislation
The following tips will help you maintain your marine toilets.
Be sure to explain how to use the toilet and avoid causing blockages to your guests. Keep a laminated list of instructions in the bathroom so your guests know what to do.
- Use lightweight, biodegradable toilet paper such as Fiamma Toilet Tissue or Thetford Aqua Soft Toilet Rolls to avoid blockages.
- No matter how much you trust your onboard systems, use onshore facilities whenever possible.
- Electric pump-out models require charged and well-maintained batteries to ensure an effective flush.
Consider bioactive treatments like enzymes, nitrates and bioactive compounds instead of chemicals.
Check your ‘heads’ regularly and know how to fix things if there are problems, as you may need assistance – see our feature on fixing marine toilets.
The dreaded occurrence of blockages is the worst nightmare of every boat owner, but with proper maintenance, this will never be an issue. If you must remove a blockage, do not use undue force to push it through the system – that will result in bigger problems. In case of blockage issues at a remote location, our service team is available to assist you via video call.If you have any questions, please send us an email below.