Maintenance Tips for Water Storage Tank Liners

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Water storage tanks are essential in various industries, including agriculture, water treatment, and fire protection. They provide a reliable water source in times of need, ensuring the efficient operation of multiple processes. 

In that regard, one crucial aspect of water storage tanks is their liners, which protect them from leaks and corrosion. Proper maintenance of these liners is vital to ensure the longevity and performance of the water storage tanks, so for those wondering how to keep them in tip-top condition, read on!

Maintenance Tips for Water Storage Tank Liners:

1. Regular inspection: Inspecting your water storage tank liner regularly is essential to ensure its optimal performance. Look for signs of wear and tear, such as cracks, punctures, and other damages. Conducting a thorough inspection at least once a year or more frequently if the tank is in a harsh environment is recommended.

2. Cleaning: To prevent the buildup of algae, bacteria, and other contaminants, it is crucial to clean the tank liner periodically. This can be done using a mild detergent and a soft brush to scrub the surface gently. Make sure to rinse the liner thoroughly after cleaning to remove any residue.

3. Repair minor damages: If you notice any small cracks or punctures during the inspection, it is essential to repair them immediately to prevent further damage. Depending on the type of liner material, you can use repair kits or patches specifically designed for that material.

4. Protect from UV exposure: Most tank liners are designed to resist UV degradation. However, prolonged exposure to sunlight can still cause damage over time. Consider installing a shade structure or painting the tank’s exterior with a UV-resistant coating to protect your liner.

5. Monitor water quality: Regularly test the water quality in your storage tank to ensure it remains within acceptable parameters. This will help identify any potential issues with the liner, such as the leaching of chemicals or contamination from a damaged liner.

Tell-Tale Signs You Need to Replace Your Water Storage Tank:

1. Visible damage: If you notice significant cracks, leaks, or punctures in the tank liner, it is time to consider replacing the tank. These damages can compromise the liner’s integrity and lead to water contamination.

2. Persistent bad odour or taste: If you consistently experience a foul odour or taste in the stored water, this could indicate a problem with the tank liner. The liner may break down and release chemicals into the water or harbour bacteria and other contaminants.

3. Discolouration or staining: Discolouration or staining on the tank liner’s surface may indicate that the liner is breaking down and needs to be replaced.

4. Frequent repairs: If you find yourself frequently repairing the liner, replacing the entire tank may be more cost-effective. Regular repairs can indicate a more significant issue with the tank’s integrity, and continuous patching may not be a long-term solution.

5. Age: Most tank liners have a lifespan of 10-20 years, depending on the material and environmental conditions. If your tank is approaching the end of its expected lifespan and shows signs of wear, it may be time to start planning for a replacement.

The Bottom Line

Proper maintenance of water storage tank liners is crucial in ensuring their longevity and performance. By following the tips mentioned above and being vigilant about the condition of your liner, you can avoid costly repairs or replacements. However, if you do notice signs that your water storage tank liner may need replacement, do not hesitate to contact a professional to assess the situation and provide appropriate solutions.

At ATM Tanks, we provide expert water tank cleaning services, so you can enjoy clean, safe water for your home or business. With years of experience in the industry, our team of experienced professionals can provide a thorough cleaning, as well as identify any potential issues that could cause problems in the future. Contact us today!

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Aaron James
Aaron has been working at ATM Tanks for the past 5 years. He has completed a wide range of projects across Australia including new tank builds, cleaning and servicing existing tanks and countless tank inspections. However he has excelled recently at project management for ATM Tanks.

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