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Your Complete Water Tank Maintenance Checklist - How to Store Vintage Clothes
Your Complete Water Tank Maintenance Checklist
According to the State of the Land Report 2016, Australian lot sizes are becoming smaller with time,
meaning that homeowners have to get creative about their water storage options. This is why slimline tanks
have become very popular for residential rainwater harvesting. They can fit well into narrow lots, especially
since most councils have regulations dictating allowable distance between a water storage tank and the
property boundary.
You can get slimline tanks in many sizes depending on your budget and water storage needs, and these tanks
provide good quality water that can be redirected to replace your non-potable water needs. With filtration,
treatment and enough capacity, you can actually use your rainwater tanks as your primary water source.
The quality of harvested water heavily relies on how well the tank is maintained. Fortunately, most
maintenance tasks are easy to keep up with. This is especially important if you're using the water for drinking
and cooking. Read on to learn how to maintain your tank monthly, quarterly and annually to get the best use
of it through its lifetime.
Monthly maintenance
The thing to watch out for regularly is to prevent your water from turning into breeding grounds for
mosquitoes, which love stagnant water. Every month, you should inspect your tank strainer and overflow
screen for holes through which dirt, debris and insects can get into the water. Any holes must be repaired
immediately. In addition, you'll need to test the stored water to make sure it's still good quality. Inspection
should be done more frequently during summer months.
Quarterly maintenance
Every three months, you should remove your first-flush guards and clean them properly according to the
manual. You should also inspect and clean the leaf guards on rain-heads. Inspect the gutters and roof to
remove any debris such as bird droppings, leaf matter and dust. Of course, more frequent maintenance is
required in summer, if you live in windy/dusty areas and after big storms.
Annual maintenance
Consider hiring an annual service to carry out proper tank cleaning, since it involves quite a bit. The entire
tank should be checked, including removable components and accessories. Any needed repairs should be
done. Visually inspect the water: it should be clear, clean and not have a strange smell. You can also inspect
the tank for any holes through which insects and dirt could have gotten in.
Inspect the tank walls for algal growth. If found, it means there are areas where sunlight infiltrates the tank.
These areas should be covered. If using the water for drinking or cooking, consider testing the water if you
find anything amiss, such as evidence of bugs and algal growth. Finally, check for buildup of dirt at the base
of the tank. This can be cleaned out by emptying the tank and the cleaning using a pressure washer.
Your Complete Water Tank Maintenance Checklist - How to Store Vintage Clothes
29 August 2017
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Hey! Welcome to my blog. I'm Victoria and I run an online vintage clothing store. It started out as a pretty
small thing that I just did at weekends but as the business grew so did the amount of stock I was buying to
sell. At first, I was just using my mom's garage to store boxes of things but soon my dad started to complain.
Eventually, I decided to hire a storage unit. I asked my uncle who has his own self-storage unit for advice
and he was able to make sure I got a great deal. I hope you enjoy my blog!
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