Tank Cleaning 101: Why, When, and How

The Importance of Regular Tank Cleaning for Water Safety

Water storage tanks, if not properly maintained, can become breeding grounds for bacteria, mosquitoes, algae, and other contaminants. These can not only affect the taste and odor of your water but also pose serious health risks. Regular tank cleaning ensures that sediment build-up at the bottom of the tank is removed, and any potential contaminants are eradicated, keeping the water safe for use.

Identifying the Right Time for a Tank Clean

So, when is the right time to have your tank cleaned? There are a few signs to look out for, such as changes in water taste or color, which could indicate the presence of bacteria or algae. However, even in the absence of these signs, it’s recommended to clean your tank at least once every two years or more frequently if it’s supplying drinking water. Additionally, if your area has experienced heavy rainfall, scheduling a clean-up as a precaution is a wise decision to remove any potential contaminants that could have entered the tank.

Wriggly Mosquitoes in a water sample
Wriggly Mosquitoes in a water sample

Do our Rainwater Tank need to be Full or Empty??

Either! The most cost-effective way is to clean the tank, while the tank is full of water, this is due to how our under-water cleaning equipment works. Otherwise, we may need to bring along a water truck to assist with the tank clean.

Overview of the Professional Tank Cleaning Process

Our tank cleaning service encompasses a multifaceted approach, executed by skilled professionals equipped with the latest tools and extensive experience. Whether dealing with a full or empty tank, we deploy underwater cleaning tools or utilize a water truck to spray and cleanse effectively. Our methods include high-pressure washing, tailored to ensure thorough removal of sediment and sterilization of the tank without leaving behind any harmful residues. For tanks with uncontaminated water, draining is not necessary; Andy’s Water have opters for a far safer approach, by working outside of the tank, rather than putter out technicians inside the tank.

At Andy’s Water Transport, we understand the importance of maintaining a clean and safe water supply. Our comprehensive tank cleaning and servicing ensure that your water storage solutions are well-maintained, protecting you and your family or business from potential water-related health risks. Equipped with an extensive fleet and backed by our years of expertise in water services, we pride ourselves on delivering quality, reliability, and peace of mind to our clients across South Australia.

Remember, regular tank maintenance not only extends the lifespan of your tank but also safeguards the health of those who rely on its water. So, if you haven’t had your tank cleaned recently, now might be the perfect time to schedule a service. With Andy’s Water Transport, you can rest assured that your water tank is in capable hands. After all, when it comes to all things water, think Andy’s.

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