Made for RVs, Tank Cleaner is a Powerful Tool for Restroom Trailers Too

Commando cleaner from Walex formulated for restroom trailer holding tanks.
Made for RVs, Tank Cleaner is a Powerful Tool for Restroom Trailers Too
Trevor Mullins, right, a regional account manager with Walex Products, discusses the company’s new Commando Black Holding Tank Cleaner with Cameron Edwards, owner of Rent-A-John from Wilmington, North Carolina. Commando works by penetrating deep into tank walls and sensors to clean and remove lingering odor, waste and paper buildup from a holding tank in as little as 12 hours. (Photo by Craig Mandli)

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Luxury restroom trailers can be a terrific addition to a portable restroom operator’s fleet. They bring additional revenue opportunities, providing a special event alternative to traditional portable restrooms.

Most trailers provide a step up in comfort and luxury, meaning PROs can command a higher rental fee. However, higher-end events require clean, odor-free units, and waste tanks on trailers can often be difficult to service, especially when inlets and outlets become clogged with waste and paper products. That’s where Commando Black Holding Tank Cleaner — launched by Walex Products at the 2016 Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show — comes into play.

The Commando advanced super-concentrated enzyme formula is designed to fight against the tough residual buildup, false sensor readings and unpleasant odors, which can be a common problem within a restroom trailer’s black holding tanks. According to Corey Morton, the sales manager for Walex, Commando was originally developed for RVs, but is also a great fit for restroom trailers.

“We developed Commando specifically for RVs, but with restroom trailers becoming so popular in the portable restroom industry, we decided to highlight it at the WWETT Show as well,” he says. “That was a good decision, because it’s been very popular here.”

Commando works by penetrating deep into tank walls and sensors to clean and remove lingering odor, waste and paper buildup. The formula cleans the entire tank in as little as 12 hours. It is available in retail and commercial quantities, and comes in an easy-to-use dissolvable packet that can simply be dropped into a tank, which is then filled with water. The recommended usage is two to four times per year, or use more or less frequently as needed. One bag contains four drop-in packets.

“It breaks down any material that’s left in the tank, giving operators a clean slate,” says Morton. “It’s great to toss in the tank in-between special events, because it works and leaves the tank good to go for the next event.”

In addition to removing solids and paper buildup, Commando can be used to effectively clean sensors and restore sensor function on trailers that have fill sensors. It also lubricates valves and seals, and is formaldehyde-free. Morton says regular use helps make other odor-control methods more effective.

“Commando isn’t a deodorant, but an enzyme that actually breaks down the odor-causing material,” he says. “Because that material will no longer be present in the holding tank, your traditional chemicals and deodorizers will be that much more effective in keeping the tank clean and fresh-smelling.”

Morton was extremely pleased with the large crowd of attendees at the 2016 show, especially on the show’s opening day. “It was our best show ever, across all our product lines,” he says. “People came here to buy, especially on the opening Thursday. It’s been a great show overall.”

Walex is a longtime exhibitor at the WWETT Show, and tries to roll out at least one new product at the show each year. Morton says that is again the plan for the 2017 show. “We have three or four new products that are in the research and development phase right now that we hope to have for next year,” he says. “Certainly seeing how popular Commando has been here gets us excited. It has exceeded our expectations.” 800/338-3155;


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