Water Tank Relining Vs Replacement 21st July 2021

Have you noticed something wrong with your Water Tank? Not sure what the problem could be? Or the best solution to fix the issue? It could need relining or replacing. In this blog, we discuss water tank reline vs replacement.

There are several reasons as to why your water tank would need relining or replaced.

These include:

  • Years of corrosion could lead it to leak
  • Sediment build-up from steel corrosion
  • Tank no longer complies with HSE regulations
  • Deteriorating mastic, erosion, and bacterial growth

And the good news is, no matter the problem, Cold Water Storage can help!

In this blog, we’re going to compare water tank relining vs replacement and which service we would recommend for you individually based on the fault you’re having.

Water Tank Relining

Water tank relining, repairs or refurbishment is the most favourable option where possible. The reason behind this is, if your water tank is structurally sound then it’s the most sustainable option and will also save you money in the process.

We meet regulations set out by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and HSE. Our services from start to finish are effectively project managed in-house to ensure the service and communication throughout is flawless.

On assessment of your water tank will include whether we replace your tank or reline, repair or refurbish. The last resort for us will be to replace your tank, here are the reasons to reline, repair or refurbish your water tank rather than replace it:

  • Cost-effective alternative
  • Faster service with lees downtime of your water supply
  • Increased lifespan of your water tank
  • Full compliance with the UK regulations
  • Our solution addresses issues; such as deteriorating mastic, erosion, corrosion of internal steel fastening and bacterial growth.
  • Reliability is guaranteed – 10 years on all water storage tank lining systems.

We want our services to be the best option for you and your company. Over the past 15 years, we have developed a robust and reliable water tank reline and repairs service.

Water Tank Replacement

Before suggesting the solution, we’ll conduct a thorough survey to assess your tank. If possible, we may recommend a repair and refurbish – both options will be offered to you.

On the other hand, if the tank is damaged or past repair, it might require a change in capacity or needs manoeuvring. A new GRP water tank may be the best option.

Cold Water Storage has a trained, experienced team to install your GRP Water Tank in a variety of buildings and settings across all sectors of industries.

To limit downtime, we’ll ensure continuity of water supply. We have developed a service where a temporary water system is supplied. We’ll install a temporary mains bypass ahead of the replacement process to make sure you don’t go without a supply.

Upon completion, we’ll provide a full report, with signed paperwork and photo evidence so you can be assured the work carried out to the initial specification.

Water Tank Reline vs Replacement

Reasons to reline, repair or refurbish your water tank rather than replace; cost-effective alternative, faster service with less downtime, and increased lifespan of your tank, full compliance with the UK regulations, protection against corrosion and prevent ingress, and reliability guaranteed.

In the UK there are regulations that control the coatings used for water tank refurbishments. More recently developed, is a new lining system – spray-applied polyurea. This lining system is super quick, drying large areas within five seconds.

The water tank reline system is WRAS approved and Regulation 31/DWI approved meaning that compliance is assured. The Polyurea lining system has fantastic properties of elongation and flexibility with zero risks of cracking or failure.

Warranty And Guarantee

No matter the solution or service fulfilled, the cold water storage tank lining system we use, we can guarantee complete peace of mind. The products we use you can be confident will provide excellent protection against corrosion and erosion.

We wouldn’t offer a 10-year extended guarantee on all of our water tank lining systems if we weren’t confident in our products.

Why Choose Cold Water Storage?

Cold Water Storage has a collective of 30 years of experience in the water hygiene and legionella industry. This includes water tank repairs, replacements, installations and cleaning.

Our experience, expert knowledge of water systems and the products we use to make us a leader in the industry.

Whilst we’re fulfilling your requirements, there won’t be a second that goes by without access to water. From start to finish we will provide minimal disruption while meeting requirements to compliance with ACOP L8 Legislation, WRAS and HSE regulations.

Get In Touch

Our collective experience and knowledge allow us to carefully assess your water tank and offer bespoke solutions for you or your company.

If you require a water tank repair or reline, or you think your water tank may need replacing, get in touch with our team today. You can call us on 0113 229 5062 or email us at info@coldwaterstorage.co.uk.