Storing sufficient water supply has been possible through tank fabrication. Nowadays, if you live in an area where supply interruptions are typical, you no longer have to worry about days where you will have to skip showering before going to the office.
If you live in an area with frequent rainfall, you can harness, store, and purify this gift from the sky and lower your water bills in the process. In fact, this can save you as much as 40% of your water-related expenses.
That’s a great source of savings and a good enough reason for you to make sure that your storage tank is working at its best. Here’s how you can ensure this.
1. Consistently check tank components.
Tank maintenance starts with straightforward and regular checkups of your vessel’s components. For starters, make sure you do the following:
- Check your tank’s filter at least once a month or based on necessity. If there’s buildup already, you could either rinse and reuse or replace your filter, depending on which type you use.
- Check your tank screen for accumulated dirt or trash. Clean when necessary and make sure that the screen’s locking mechanism is working properly.
2. Observe regular cleaning.
You should clean water storage tanks from the inside at least once every 2–3 years. Within this timeframe, a considerable buildup of dust, organic materials, and other contaminants will have settled in the bottom of the vessel.
- Manual cleaning means you will have to empty your tank to remove the buildup.
- Cleaning using a sludge vacuum means you can suction the buildup from the bottom of the vessel without having to empty it.
Having your household equipped with a water storage tank is a practical way to ensure uninterrupted water supply. If you do proper maintenance on your tank, it can last you for years and years.