In most of the homes, the water tank is the most ignored item at the house even though it is the most important thing that requires your regular attention. You need to drink water on daily basis and you need the water to clean your clothes, dishes, plates, cups spoons, jugs, glasses and other items.
So, you can’t ignore the water tank if you know the importance of healthy fresh water. In this article, I will guide you how should you inspect your water tank and how you can take care of it so that you can keep drinking clean water along with your family and any guests that you might have any time at your home.
The regular inspection of the water tank is important. You need to check if water storage is okay and if there is no water leak from the water tank. It should be properly sealed and there shouldn’t be anything near it that is sharp and that can damage the water tank.
You can do this during buildings inspection work, and you can also do this on regular basis every month. Look for any leaks because if there is a water leak, there are chances that some polluted air, polluted items, dirt and dust can also go into the water tank when water level is below the spot from where water tank is leaking.
Detect Water Tank Leaks
Detection of the water leak from the tank is not a difficult task. You can note the level of water in the water tank before you go to sleep. You can mark that spot with a marker or some sticking tape.
In the morning, check the water level again, if no one used the water during night and still water level is lower than the marked location then it is a clear sign of the water leak.
Also, in most of the cases, the water tank leaks from the sides. If it is leaked from the side, you will see water on the floor. There is no since involved in detecting this type of water tank leak.
Now you just need to repair the leak by calling an expert who is certified for the maintenance of water tanks at homes or business locations.
If the water tank is leaked from the top of it, then no water leak will be there, but there is a chance that dirt, dust, bacteria, leaves, ash and other impurities will enter into the water tank and will pollute your water.
So, make sure that your water tank is not leaked from the top of it and make sure that it is properly sealed.
Disinfection of Water Tank
If you don’t disinfect your water tank then water in it will be not good for drinking purposes after sometime. Fungus and other bacteria are there in the tank that makes the water polluted.
Disinfection of water tank can solve this problem and it is not difficult task. You can do it yourself at home even if you are not good in DIY tasks.
Just turn off the pump and any refilling valves. Open all the taps in the home to empty your water tank. Now, first collect any impurities that you can see at the bottom of the water tank.
Now, put a few gallons of water in the tank and add some bleach in it. Then clean the walls of the tank with that mixture of bleach and water. Empty the water tank again. Fill it and empty again so that no bad chemicals remain in the tank and now your water tank is safe to refill it again.