Maintaining Hydration And Avoiding Breakdowns - Tips For Water Storage Tank Maintenance

Carlos Bowman

Whether they're trying to transport large quantities of water out to a job site for industrial uses or merely trying to keep water flowing through your home in a desert area, many people rely on water storage tanks every day. If you're one of those people, it's important that you do all you can to keep your tank strong and your water quality high.

Below, you'll find a guide to some steps you should take to maintain your water storage tank. By checking for faults in these areas, you can be sure that the most frequently damaged components stay strong and that you don't find yourself with a tank that stops meeting your needs.

Electrical Components

When many people think of their water tank, they don't think of the way their electrical components affect its operation. However, monitoring important electrical aspects such as your tank pump is absolutely vital in making sure that you get the service from your tank that you desire.

The electrical switches in the interior of the tank are the components that most commonly need oversight and repair. If you're unfamiliar with the location or operation of these switches, it's best to contact your tank service provider to make sure that they're thoroughly inspected to be sure that your pump will switch on and off as needed.

Tank Openings

The areas where your tank opens are also the areas that are most vulnerable to mechanical breakdowns as well as contamination from the outside world. It's important that you're able to quickly locate both inspection hatches as well as main access hatches so you can perform spot checks as needed.

These openings and the area surrounding them should be thoroughly inspected by hand, using a flashlight, to check for any kind of cracks or debris. Make sure that you check the entire area surrounding the hatch and not just the seals, as damage can radiate out from its point of origin and blend in with the walls of your tank.


A leaky tank is an inefficient tank, and if the leaks persist, it's often a failing tank. It's vital that you regularly examine the full area of your tank for possible leaks and spots where water is visible. This will allow you to catch small problems before they become serious ones and have points of concern addressed. Noticing damp soil, excessive condensation, or other signs of water where it shouldn't be are all important clues that you have a leak situation that requires immediate attention. (For more information, contact portable water tanks in Fort McMurray)