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Kanberra Gel RV Storage Mold PreventionWhen winterizing your RV, the focus is obviously on getting the plumbing systems ready for storage. However there is another aspect that can be overlooked. Musty smells and odors can build up in your RV when it sits for a period of time. There are several types of odor neutralizers available, including those from 3X Chemistry and Biocide Systems. However Kanberra Gel is made for long term use, with RV storage in mind. Whether you already have your RV in storage for the season, or if you haven't yet gotten your motorhome prepared for winter yet, Kanberra Gel is a useful addition for winterizing prep.
Kanberra Gel uses Australian tea tree oil, which is a natural disinfectant, as its main ingredient to take care of odors and as well as prevent mold and mildew. It doesn't need any form of electricity to work, just simply place the container on any flat surface. There are different 'modes of operation' for getting the most benefit from using Kanberra Gel. Shock Mode is used for the first 2-3 days, with the diffuser lid off the container for faster use. After that, put the diffuser lid back on for Maintenance Mode, which lasts up to 30 days. The diffuser lid keeps the gel evaporating at a slower rate for longer use. After 30 days it goes into Protection Mode, as the gel works to keep the area clean. This mode can last up to 90 days. Total evaporation of the gel can take several weeks, up to 2 months, with the tea tree oil still having effects for up to 45 days after that. Various factors, such as the amount of airflow, or the volume of particles in the air can have an effect on the rate of evaporation.
Besides the long term use, there are other benefits to using Kanberra Gel. Because it's made with natural ingredients, it is safer to use around pets than other odor eliminators that may be full of chemicals. There are health benefits as well. Since the gel works against mold and mildew, there will be less aggravation for allergies, asthma, or other breathing issues. It is also very versatile, being available in different sizes to accommodate not only different size RVs, but also boats, cars, storage spaces, and areas around the home. Kanberra Gel is available in 2 oz, 4 oz, and 8 oz sizes, along with a large 24 oz resealable refill pouch. The 2 oz container works best for vehicles and trailers less than 20 feet. The 4 oz is for RVs and trailers less than 30 feet, and the 8 oz works in RVs up to 45 feet. Using multiple sizes or more than one container in your motorhome is also possible. When your RV is in storage for the winter, you can make sure that come spring it will be free of musty odors.