To ensure longevity of your water tanks, tank maintenance is the key. Keeping your water tanks maintained means you will get the most out of your rainwater tanks all year round and maintenance will also help in maximising the amount of water you can save and harvest. If you have an untidy, dirty water tank, you cannot harvest as much water due to debris being in the way.

There are many things you can do to ensure easy maintenance of your water tanks. In maintaining your water tanks, you increase your amount of water harvested and also avoid costly repairs. See the following maintenance tips for each type of water tank.

Rainwater tanks:

  • Keep gutters free of debris –including leaves, twigs, and vermin. Regularly clean them out.
  • Fit leaf guards in the gutter to keep leaves out
  • Engage a professional gutter cleaner to clean out your gutters with a powerful vacuum cleaner

Concrete water tanks:

  • Keep gutters free of debris –including leaves, twigs, and vermin. Regularly clean them out.
  • Fit leaf guards in the gutter to keep leaves out
  • Engage a professional gutter cleaner to clean out your gutters with a powerful vacuum cleaner
  • Make sure your tank is aerated so the water will not become stagnant
  • Clean the inside of your tank every few years, as sediment will accumulate
  • Check your water inlet cover is cleaned out every so often
  • Monitor tree and root growth around your tank that may lead to concrete damage
  • Check your man holes are sealed securely

Underground water tanks:

  • Keep gutters free of debris –including leaves, twigs, and vermin. Regularly clean them out.
  • Fit leaf guards in the gutter to keep leaves out
  • Engage a professional gutter cleaner to clean out your gutters with a powerful vacuum cleaner
  • Make sure your tank is aerated so the water will not become stagnant
  • Check your water inlet cover is cleaned out every so often
  • Check your man holes are sealed securely
  • Ensure the overflow for your tank is clear

Water tanks generally need little maintenance so by following these quick and easy steps, it will help you in maximising your water saved but also help to harvest water that is ready to use around your home.

Share and save this article today, to prevent you, your family and friends needing to invest in repair work on rainwater tanks. For further information on how to best carry out certain maintenance tips or even to install a new rainwater tank in your home, contact the team at Sydney Water Tanks on 1800 041 111.