Can A Water Tank Be Fixed? 2nd December 2022

Can A Water Tank Be Fixed?

Can a water tank be fixed?

Large volumes of pure water can be held safely in storage tanks for use in industry. That’s a lot of water pressure but this is nothing new. Neither is that fact that water tanks can sustain damage. What matters is that, if the structure isn’t overly compromised, the water tank can be fixed rather than replaced.

Corrosion or rust may be visible in damaged water tanks as a result of the structure being strained by water pressure. These issues have the potential to contaminate both the water and the structural composition of the tank itself.

Tanks may also have cracks or leaks where water might seep through. Something that can allow for bacteria and foreign materials to enter the tank and further contaminate the water.

When, or if, you get to this stage, you might start looking for answers: what can you do? Is it fixable? Is replacement the best option? Don’t worry, we’ll answer any queries you have in this post! So continue reading.

Typical Water Tank Issues

Some water storage tanks’ lifespans can be reduced under certain circumstances, necessitating extra maintenance. The issues can be avoided if these hurdles can be avoided. Several issues are simpler to solve than others, however.

For instance, steel metal tanks have a very long lifespan. But being close to a salty air environment will hasten deterioration. Steel tanks may, therefore, be coated to add an additional layer of protection and extend protection.

Sand or other similar material frequently accumulates inside the tank over time, becoming debris. This problem can be readily resolved by draining, cleaning, and refilling the tank.

Knowing When Your Tank Needs Fixing

Not every issue is fixable – knowing when to repair and when to replace is important. Depending on the condition of the tank there are differences between fixing and replacing your water tank. Few problems can be fixed with DIY (Do-It-Yourself) tactics, but most of them typically require professionals.

With storage tanks enduring ongoing high pressures, the pipework might shift and result in leaks. You can keep your tank in good condition by doing routine inspections.

The pipes will cause less strain on the storage tank if the leak is spotted earlier on and managed. Therefore, all that really needs mending is the damaged section, not the entire water storage tank. The simplest approach to prevent shifty pipes is to ensure that, from the beginning, the pipes are installed properly.

A water tank that has been damaged by fire may need to be repaired or replaced. Like plastic and metal, which are both materials prone to melting and shape distortion due to the heat. After a fire, these tanks especially are the kinds that can’t be repaired. They would need a complete replacement.

Concrete tanks, on the other hand, are different. They might merely require maintenance. Concrete tanks can survive fire relatively undamaged, although the pipes will probably need a replacement. No matter whether the tank is plastic, concrete, or steel, piping is always metal so they’ll deform.

More serious issues, including extreme corrosion or rust, can necessitate in a total replacement.

Minor rust damage, for instance, can sometimes be temporarily fixed with supplies found at hardware stores. But more substantial cases of rust, like holes in the wall or rust covering a large surface area, are more harmful to the tank. Rust that extends down the side of a tank usually means that it’s present on the inside, too.

At this stage, the tank itself is compromised. In fact, handling could result in the tank splitting or cracking open. Rust damage makes even a component as strong and durable as steel thin and weak.

What Cold Water Storage Can Give You

We at Cold Water Storage collaborate with you to full grasp your needs as well as any limitations you might have, such as water availability and timelines.

We’ll always try to offer the most economical choice.

Cold Water Storage offers and sets up GRP water tanks that are made in Britain to the highest standards using WRAS approved sectional GRP panels for potable water storage. GRP is glass reinforced polymer – it produces a material that is incredibly strong and long-lasting.

First, we’ll conduct a thorough evaluation of the tank and offer our comments and recommendations. The best curse of action may be to install a new GRP water tank if your tank is damaged beyond a simple fix.

Across all industries and types of buildings, CWS offers skilled staff with experience installing GRP water tanks.

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Our experience in the water hygiene and legionella industry spans over more than 30 years.

Our goal is to offer consumers the most specialised, cost-efficient, and professional water management system solution available. We provide a customised solution to fit any client’s needs in any business. This service, our understanding, and our experience, makes us a leader in this sector.

Please contact the team today if you’re interested in any of our professional services.

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