Rainwater Tank Maintenance

Regular maintenance is essential to keep your rainwater tank in top shape. If you don’t have time to be regularly up cleaning your gutters or don’t have the ability to check and clean the mozzie mesh on your tank, call the team at Water Tank Cleaners.

Maintenance services we offer include:

  • Cleaning roof gutters
  • Cleaning catchment areas
  • Cleaning mozzie mesh
  • Desludging
  • Sanitising
Cleaning Gutters, Catchment Areas and Mozzie Mesh

Ideally you should be cleaning the gutters, water catchment areas and mozzie mesh every 3 months. This will allow you to get rid of any dead animals, animal droppings and leaf build up that could colour and contaminate your water.

Many people install gutter guard and believe this is enough to stop the need to clean their roof and catchment areas more often. Unfortunately, dust and pollen still gets through gutter guard which contributes to the build up of sediment in your water tank, while animal droppings can still make their way through. Gutter guard is a good way to stop leaf build up, but you still need to clean it regularly to allow for water to flow into your tank.

Checking Outlets and Access Points

This is another maintenance task that needs to be done regularly. You need to check that there is no way for dust and light to get into your tank and check for any gaps or damaged points in your tank. You should also check that your water pipes are clear, filters and pumps are working and not damaged, and that there are no leaks. The last thing you want in a hot summer with little rain is water leaking out of your tank.

Desludging and Sanitising

Desludging and sanitising your water tank is essential, especially if you use the water for drinking and cooking. There are three different ways to sanitise your water and how often you do this will depend on the method you use.

You should be desludging your water tank at least yearly. This is a difficult DIY job, and it is highly recommended that you have a professional do this work for you. At Water Tank Cleaners, we vacuum clean tanks which allows for desludging with minimal water loss.

There is an easy way to maintain your water tank and that’s calling the experienced team at Water Tank Cleaners. We can organise a one-off clean and maintenance service or schedule regular maintenance services to keep your water safe for your family.

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