Water plays a central role in daily lives. From cooking and cleaning to maintaining personal hygiene, we use water in a number of different ways. So, it makes sense to protect the water we use regularly.
A clean water tank helps us do just that!
But it’s not enough to clean your water tank once; you need to follow a regular cleaning schedule to keep your water clean and safe.
- To Prevent Build-up of Debris and Dirt
The humid conditions inside your water tank can cause dirt and debris to accumulate over time. Left to their devices, these sediments impact the quality of water in your tank, and your filtration unit might not be able to restore the purity of your water.
Frequent tank cleaning can help prevent any such build-up from happening in the first place and get rid of whatever dirt has collected in the tank.
- To Prevent Foul Smell
Dirt and debris and the resulting mould can make your water stink, and it may not be possible for your filtration unit to clear your water of the foul smell.
The only way of preventing it is to keep your tank free of any debris or dirt by regularly getting it cleaned.
- To Keep Germs Out and Your Family Safe
Every surface in your house is prone to germs and bacteria, especially water tanks.
An unclean tank leads to unclean water. Unclean water then becomes a breeding ground for germs and bacteria.
When you use this water to cook, bathe, or clean, it can put your and your family’s health at risk by potentially causing skin infections, digestive issues, or more.
Scheduled cleaning can put your mind at ease by ensuring that your tank is clean enough to create an unsuitable environment for germs.
- To Optimise the Filtration Process
Even the best filtration units will struggle to clean contaminated water. Keeping the tank clean on a regular basis ensures the water stays clean and helps your filtration unit work better.
- To Prolong the Life of Your Tank
Whatever your source of water, it is likely to contain pollutants or traces of chemicals. And while water tanks are resistant to damage from these elements in the short term, they do get affected after prolonged exposure.
The debris that accumulates in an uncleaned tank can get lodged into your pipes and cause leakages and corrosion.
Regular cleaning protects your tank and prolongs its durability. It will also save you maintenance costs from corroded plumbing systems.
How Often Should You Clean Your Water Tank?
At least once every six months.
The frequency may also change based on other factors like water quality, tank capacity, and quality. Since cleaning your water tank thoroughly is time-consuming and complex, we suggest getting a professional for the job.
The team at Gutter-Vac is better equipped to ensure that your water tank is spotlessly clean as they work with the right tools and follow the right procedures.
At Gutter-Vac, we use our specialised vacuum system to clean your water tank. This enables us to clean the tank while it is still full of water. Although, we do recommend emptying the tank to give the floors and walls a complete clean.
Get in touch to know more about our tank cleaning services.