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6 Tips To Help Lengthen The Life Of Your Cold Water Storage Tank!

Prolonging the lifespan of your water tank offers numerous advantages that go beyond just cost savings. Firstly, it ensures a continuous and reliable water supply, minimising disruptions caused by sudden tank failures. Secondly, extending the tank's life reduces the environmental impact by curbing the need for frequent replacements, therefore conserving resources and reducing waste. Additionally, it leads to substantial financial benefits, as you avoid the expense of replacing your water tank entirely. Moreover, maintaining your tank's longevity improves water quality by preventing contamination that can occur when tanks deteriorate. To ensure it serves you well for years to come, it's essential to take proper care of your cold water tank. In this blog post, we'll share six valuable tips on how to extend the lifespan of your cold water tank.

Inside Of Water Tank

Tip 1 - Regular Visual Inspections

The key to a longer-lasting water tank starts with regular visual inspections. Perform routine checks to identify any signs of damage, corrosion or leaks. Look for cracks, rust, or loose fittings and address these issues promptly to prevent further damage. Additionally, make sure the tank's foundation is secure and stable, as an unstable base can lead to structural problems over time.

Tip 2 - Insulate Your Cold Water Tank

Insulating your cold water tank is an effective way to prevent heat loss and reduce energy consumption, especially if it's located in an unheated space like an attic or basement. Insulation helps maintain a consistent water temperature, reducing the workload on your tank's components and helping to prolong your tanks lifespan. You can use specially designed tank jackets or blankets for insulation, or allow our team to carry out this procedure seamlessly.

Tip 3 - Clean And Disinfect Your Cold Water Tank

Regular cleaning is also essential to prevent sediment build-up, which can reduce the tank's storage capacity and promote bacterial growth. Cleaning your tank at least once a year is recommended and is a crucial aspect of your water tank maintenance. This service can be carried out by our leading experts, where we'll provide you with a detailed disinfection certificate and your own photographic completion report.

Tip 4 - Monitor Your Water Quality

Water quality can have a significant impact on the lifespan of your water tank. If your water supply contains high levels of minerals or impurities, it can lead to scaling and sediment build-up inside the tank. Regularly test the quality of the water stored in the tank. This can help you detect any issues early, such as bacterial contamination or changes in chemical composition.

Tip 5 - Control Your Water Pressure

High water pressure can stress your cold water tank and water system, leading to leaks and premature failure. Install a pressure regulator to ensure that the water pressure entering your tank is within safe limits. Regularly check and adjust the regulator as needed to maintain the desired pressure.

Tip 6 - Reline Your Cold Water Tank

In some cases, if you're dealing with an older cold water tank with deteriorated or damaged interior surfaces, relining might be a viable option. Relining involves applying a new, protective lining to the inside of the tank. This lining can help prevent further corrosion, leaks and extend the overall lifespan of the tank.

However, relining should be done by a professional like us and is typically considered when other maintenance and repair options aren't sufficient. We offer all our customers a 10-year guarantee for this service and are equipped with over 12 years of experience relining water tanks throughout the United Kingdom.

Relined Water Tank

Let's Get To Work

Titan are the UK's leading provider of water tank services. We operate through 5 nationwide project hubs, meaning we can offer a prompt response to your water tank issue. Under our comprehensive water system solutions, we can carry out seamless water tank repairs, relining, valve replacements, tank insulation and cleaning. Through adding us to your supply chain, we'll ensure that your cold water tank remains in excellent working condition, whilst supporting your budget in the long-run. Head over to our cold water tank services page to learn more about our expertise in this area or, alternatively, if you have a project you'd like to discuss then kickstart your journey with Titan through our contact page.


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