WC Tank Cleaning

TBM Rail offers a 7 day turnaround full overhaul service for WC tanks on all types of rolling stock including all materials, labour and expertise required to remove tanks and reinstall them. It’s easy to see when a WC needs attention but tanks that hold waste need attention at least every three years to avoid horrendous smells and WC problems for passengers.

The tanks that hold train waste should be descaled and cleaned thoroughly every three years to avoid sedimentation and the hampering build-up of lime scale. The warmer weather of summer increases the temperature in the holding tanks which creates a perfect environment for the production of a complex mixture of non-toxic and toxic gases produced by the decomposition of organic matter and cleaning materials. Gases may include hydrogen sulphide, ammonia, methane, carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides – most of which smell horrible at the very least.

For full details of the products and services available from TBM Rail, get in touch by calling 0844 8008577, emailing [email protected], or tweeting @tbmrail.

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