There’s no denying that water tank maintenance is key. It ensures the tank is working to the best of its ability and it can even increase water tank lifespan, so it’s certainly not something to put on the back burner. However, a lot of people underestimate the importance of regular water tank cleaning. Regardless of the exact water tank that’s being used and the type of business it is being used by, with time and use all water tanks are going to require cleaning. This is because dirt and debris can build up, and this negatively impacts the quality of the water in the tank. There are a lot of problems that come with poor water quality, such as bacteria growth. Of course, bacteria growth in a water tank is something that should always be avoided. Not only because it impacts health and safety in a big way, but because it’s important to provide clean and safe water.
Keeping Legionella at Bay With Water Tank Cleaning
Though there’s a variety of bacteria that can appear in a dirty water tank, Legionella is one of note. If Legionella is left to grow and build up, it can lead to legionnaires disease and this can often be fatal. Though it is not fatal to everyone, those who are young and old are at risk of it being much worse as are people who are already ill. Legionnaires disease is a serious lung infection, one that is caused by breathing in small amounts of contaminated water. Without water tank cleaning, the chances of water becoming contaminated increases and it’s therefore unsafe to use. This is why water tank cleaning is vital, as failing to do so can lead to bacteria building up in large amounts causing serious problems for those using the water and this lack of compliance can be dangerous.
There’s always the risk of Legionella building up in a dirty water tank, but it’s much more likely in large buildings. This is because large buildings – such as hotels, offices, apartment buildings and hospitals – have water systems that are larger and more complex. The buildup of dirt and debris is harder to monitor, harder to keep on top of and harder to control. It doesn’t matter on the type of building or property in question, there’s always a duty of care to ensure water tanks are clean and free of bacteria like Legionella. Though legionnaires disease is a much higher risk during the summer months, it can be an issue at other times of the year. This is why regular water tank cleaning and maintenance is recommended, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Do All Water Tanks Need Cleaning?
It doesn’t matter how large or small a water tank is, water tank cleaning is hugely important. This is the case for commercial and domestic properties, as well as both simple and complex water supply systems. Though water tank cleaning isn’t something that many businesses and property owners are able to take care of themselves, help is at hand and enlisting the help of an experienced team is key. This is where the Nationwide Water Solutions team comes in. We are able to carry out a wide range of water tank services, all aimed at ensuring your water tank is clean and well maintained. Regardless of the type of water tank and supply system that you have, you can call on our professional engineers to provide an expert water tank cleaning service.
A lot of people make the mistake of assuming that water tank cleaning is a stressful and time consuming process, but this isn’t always the case. We understand just how much of an inconvenience cleaning a water tank can be, which is why we work efficiently and effectively to complete the task as quickly as possible. Of course, this doesn’t mean compromising on the quality of the work being. We start by emptying the tank using a pump and hose, before then cleaning the tank using an industrial wet vacuum. We then carry out a full and thorough clean of the water tank using a specialist disinfecting solution. Once our engineers have carefully and correctly cleaned the inside of the water tank, they then refill it with sodium hypochlorite to guarantee a chlorine level of around 50ppm. The sodium hypochlorite is also run throughout the entire water supply system, ensuring that every aspect of it has been dealt with.
After the water tank cleaning has taken place, it is very important to check a sample of the water. This is to ensure the chlorine levels have not dropped dramatically, which could determine that a further clean is required. To finish the entire clean, the water tank is drained and refilled once again but this time with fresh water. This fresh water runs through the entire system and removes any chlorine, leaving you with a clean tank that’s free of bacteria and dirt.
Professional Water Tank Cleaning Services UK
Here at Nationwide Water Solutions, we take water tank cleaning extremely seriously. We understand the importance of having a water tank that is free from dirt, debris and any bacteria. Though a lot of water systems are similar, we know that they do vary slightly. This is why we approach every water tank project on an individual basis. We offer our water tank cleaning service to a wide range of businesses and properties including schools, hospitals, factories, farms, commercial properties, healthcare businesses, universities and many more. We can even offer our services to other types of buildings. For more information about water tank cleaning or to speak to one of our trained experts, get in touch with the Nationwide Water Solutions team. With years of experience and a great deal of training, we are confident in our ability to provide an unmatched service.