How To Take Care Of Your Water Tank
Generally, your water tank should give you many years of trouble free and maintenance free service. Our rainwater tanks are designed to last for many years as they are made from strong steel with an internal polymer coating and are not affected by UV radiation.
There are some simple things that should be done on a regular basis to ensure that your rainwater tank functions effectively for as long as possible.
Keep the water tank inlet screen clean and free of leaves and debris.
Clean your gutters regularly, and make sure water does not pool in the gutters as this will cause algae blooms.
Clean your first flush water diverter regularly.
Inspect your water tank regularly and make sure that mosquito screens and light guards are installed and working effectively.
If you follow these precautions, there is very little else that will be required. Gardeners Watertanks recommend that you flush all of the water out of your water tank every 3-5 years.
If you do have a build up of sediment in your water tank, then it is possible to have a professional water tank cleaner come to service your tank, contact us for a referral in your area.
If you have algae, or smelly water in your rainwater tank, you may be able to treat it with Davey Acquasafe solution. In extreme cases, you may need to flush the water tank, or have a professional tank cleaner perform a service on your tank.