What you need to know about overhead water tank cleaning services
I’m sure you clean your house every day, from mopping to dusting, and you do a deep cleaning of the whole house every now and then. However, when it comes to your water tank, you might be thinking about finding someone who can clean it properly and conveniently. Unlike our houses, the water tank needs to be washed every 6 months or so.
There can be nothing worse than consumption of polluted water, for your health. Even if you don’t see something wrong, you can get it cleaned and disinfected from common pollution such as ants, rats, cockroaches etc. Second, if the water in your environment is hard water with a high amount of dissolved solids, sedimentation can occur more frequently. If this is the case, you can hire water tank cleaning services to clean and disinfect the tank and sump.
Cleaning services for water tanks vs. doing it yourself
There is no question that your water tank should be cleaned at least twice a year, and you have the option of hiring skilled water tank cleaning services or doing it yourself. When you employ skilled water tank cleaning companies, you can sit back and relax while they clean the tank, but if you prefer, you can do it yourself.
However, hiring a specialist to clean your water tank is preferable because they have qualified experts on staff who can complete the job much more quickly and effectively. They may have access to modern machines, cleaning supplies, and equipment that you do not. Water tank cleaning services provided by skilled cleaners are also inexpensive. In reality, in Malaysia, water tank cleaning services start at around RM500 to RM1000. However, there are premium companies that are more efficient and can cost a little more.
So you have both choices, but I’m going to focus on how to clean a water tank on your own in this article.
Cleaning your own water tank
Cleaning a water tank can seem to be a time-consuming process, but you will undoubtedly end up with a new, neat, and clean water tank at the end of it. The majority of cleaning companies in Malaysia clean water tanks in the following manner.
1. Begin by draining.
This could be unpleasant since all of the water will be drained, but it is necessary before cleaning the tank. Instead of using the usual outlet valve to drain the tank, open the washout valve that draws water from the foundation. You’re able to move on to the next phase once you’ve emptied the tank.
2. Cleaning the tank’s interior
Now that you’ve emptied the tank, it’s time to clean the tank’s interior (inside cleaning). Using a towel, clean the interior walls of the water tank with a good quality cleanser or one made from detergent, baking soda, and water. Cleaning companies use high-pressure jets to do this, but you do not have access to such equipment, which is fine. While cleaning from the inside is necessary, try to avoid entering the tank and instead use a brush attached to a pole to scrub the tank’s interior walls. Scrub it thoroughly so there could be a buildup of toxins on the walls.
3. Sludge must be removed.
Sludge collects on the tank’s bottom, and removing it necessitates the use of specialized equipment. Sludge on the tank’s floor can only be cleaned with the assistance of specialized sludge pumping equipment, which can assist you in removing the base sludge, and this is something that a competent water tank cleaner can do much better. If you don’t have the gadget, consider using a pole or some other method you can think of.
4. Finish by cleaning the water tank.
After you’ve scrubbed the water tank’s interior walls, rinse it off with a hose pipe. Hold the pipe’s end a little tighter to produce more water force and a better result. If you don’t have any water problems, you can fill the tank and leave it for a few hours, then direct it to thoroughly clean the interior of the tank before emptying it. However, take care not to waste any water. But, regardless of the system you use, keep washing the tank until no traces of detergent remain in the water.
Quick fix for do-it-yourself water tank cleaning
If you find the above method too difficult to handle and don’t want to employ water tank cleaning services, here’s what you can do:
1. Stir the water in your tank with a strong bristle brush or a rod until and until any of the sediments in your tank have mixed with the water.
2. Then, when you’re training the muddy water, open a cold water faucet.
3. Finally, scrape all of the sediments out of the water tank’s bottom as well as its sides.
4. Your tank is now clean and clear, and it’s ready to be filled with domestic water.
More than a billion people, according to the WHO, do not have access to clean, disinfected water. We are fortunate to have municipally provided safe and disinfected water. Even if we have clean and disinfected water, small bugs and pests such as ants, cockroaches, rodents, and dust can easily infect underground storage tanks and overhead water tanks. Simple sediments accumulate over time, and whether you clean it yourself or hire a professional to do so, you will be using dirty water.
It is our obligation and duty to get the water tank cleaned on a regular basis, at least twice a year. Cleaning a water tank should be simple; all you have to do is pay attention. You can clean it yourself, hire a local cleaner, or hire a specialist company that specializes in cleaning underground and overhead water tanks. Water tank cleaning facilities are available in all of Malaysia’s major cities.
I hope that this article will be very useful in cleaning water tanks. If you clean the tank yourself, employ an agency, or hire a skilled water tank cleaner, make sure you don’t waste any water. If you enjoyed this article, please share it with others to help conserve water and save lives.