Water tanks are used to provide plentiful and a reliable source of water. The water tank is important, especially during periods of emergency or drought situations. However, if a tank is to be of great help to the community, it must be clean in order to supply safe water for domestic purposes. Do you have a storage tank that requires to be cleaned? Then do not worry because this article will guide you on how to do it.
The first step when cleaning a storage tank is to shut off the water supply. The valve that may be used to shut off is most of the times located along the water supply pipe near the tank. However, if the tank was designed to harvest rain water; do not waste your time looking for a shut off valve. You have to skip this step, but follow the rest carefully.
The next step is opening the drain valve on the tank and drain out all the water from the tank. You have to be patient as this may take some time, especially if the tank is large in size. It is also advisable to attach a hose pipe to the drain valve to avoid eroding the soil around the tank. The hose pipe will enable you to direct the water into a drainage system.
Now you can remove the access hatch at the top of the water tank. Enter the storage tank through the access hole and wash the inside of the tank using a pressure washer. First use only water to spray the interior of the storage tank. This will enable you to remove any large sediment at the walls and bottom of the tank.
Then you can add a detergent of your choice to the pressure washer. However, the detergent must be designed for use in the pressure washer. Thoroughly clean the entire interior of the tank, but if necessary you may also clean the exterior part of the tank. Rinse the tank properly using clean water. Now you have a clean tank and you may close the drain valve and refill the tank and replace the access hatch.