Your rainwater tank fills with sludge and algae over time, tainting your water with colour and odour and damaging your pump and the appliances to which it is connected.
Water Tank Techs will restore your rainwater back to top condition.
The benefits of water tank servicing in Warner
Rainwater tank systems have been all the rage lately. In places like Warner, where rising water costs are a concern, and water restrictions are liable to appear, water tank systems that rely on rainfall rather than municipal water seem like an obvious choice. Once water tanks are installed, however, servicing and maintenance can be a confusing process.
This guide will run through basic water tank maintenance for rainwater tanks, including what can go wrong and what needs to be done about it. If your Warner rainwater tank has been out of commission for a while, or if you have been noticing a change in your water quality, read on.
When and why you need water tank maintenance
Water tank maintenance could easily fall to the end of your to-do list. No matter how much you enjoy and rely on your water tank, getting cleaning and servicing done seems like an expensive hassle. Further, you may not even know why you need your tank cleaned—or whether you do at all. Before you know it, problems have accumulated, and your tank is dirtier than you thought.
Most water tanks in the Warner area are expected to last for about ten years—a substantial lifespan. That means if your water tank is relatively new, you may not notice any problems with it yet. Still, even much younger tanks—some of them six years old or younger—can have significant pumping problems, or even fail altogether. Why do tanks fail so quickly?
The problem with build-up
The problem lies in improper maintenance. When tanks have not been cleaned in a long time, they begin to build up sludge—organic matter from surrounding trees, animals, and dust. This organic matter is a natural part of rainfall, and shouldn’t alarm you. But when tanks have a surplus of sludge, your system has a problem.
The pumps in tanks draw water from the bottom up, like sucking water out of a straw. That means that if a tank is dirty, they pull water from where the layer of sludge is sitting. Sludge is hard to pump, and process, and having to pull this murky water wears systems out much more quickly than their lifespan dictates.
The solution? Regular maintenance. A system that needs complete replacement can cost quite a bit, but maintaining an existing system is much easier on the bank account. Tank professionals can empty your tank of sludge, power wash it, check its components, and advise you on how to proceed in future—and all for less than replacing a tank that’s been left for too long.
Even if your system is relatively new, it is worth finding out whether there are any approaching problems. It doesn’t take much to have a water tank maintenance company pop by to take a look—some, like Water Tank Techs, are even Warner local. They can tell you exactly what your tank needs to stay healthy for longer, and they can do it without charging exorbitant fees.
If you’re not sure what your water tank needs, take steps now to save yourself money and hassle. Investing in one cleaning can keep your water tank healthy for years to come.