Water storage tanks are uncompromisable necessities in every household. When choosing the right one that meets all the requirements; durability, safety and quality are of utmost importance.The simple reason being that water is an essential prerequisite for a healthy life and in that sense water tanks are custodians of our and our family’s good health. Apart from installing the perfect water storage tanks for home, we should also be vigilant about its upkeep and age. While most plastic water tanks are built strong and durable, we can’t take their service for granted and overlook timely replacements, upgrades and repairs.
According to the leading water tank manufacturers Bangalore, the water plastic tank, found in a majority of houses, should be cleaned at least one in six months and examined for any impairments to not only ensure smooth functioning of day to day household operations, but also the well being of the people depending on it for water supply. Keeping the needs of the end user in mind, every Ganga Kaveri water tank is manufactured to be safe, sturdy and reliable.
Over time, however, depending on the quality of the tanks, their performance decreases owing to the wear and tear from the weather conditions, sedimentation, cracks and breaks in the fittings, tank tipping to name a few. In this blog we’ll talk about the three main dangers of using an outdated or damaged plastic water tank
1.Wastage of resources
With constant exposure to environmental factors, especially sunlight, the number of decades will start to show on the water storage tanks and it’s not just about the aesthetics. It has a negative impact on their structural integrity and might also diminish the strength of pipes and fittings, making them brittle and more susceptible to leaks, cracks and bursts. Old and damaged water tanks can become a cause of draining resources, like water, electricity and labour. With cracks and leaks a significant amount of water wastage may go unnoticed, this inturn increases the number of times the motor needs to operate to fill these tanks. Also with outdated hardware the frequency of repairs and maintenance increases, after a point of time it becomes more judicious to replace the tank than to continually tinker with it, in an attempt to get it to work at its bare minimal capacity.
2.Compromised water quality
Over the years, plastic tanks can diminish in quality due to prolonged exposure to sunlight (UV rays), pollution, temperature fluctuations and other geological factors, especially if they are not of superior grade. The result of which manifests as cracking, brittleness, loss of sheen, discolouration and chalking. While the change in the physical appearance are superficial impacts, subpar water tanks also undergo molecular degradation due to photo-oxidation or UV degradation, which is the damage resulting from exposure to light in conjunction with air which acts as an oxidizer. Change in the chemical component will compromise the water quality, contaminating it with harmful chemicals that put the consumers health at risk.
3.Sedimentation and attachment failures
Another problem associated with plastic water tanks is the accumulation of sand or sediment overtime. Installation of a filter on the inlet to the storage tank can help mitigate this risk however, in most cases it can be more expensive than cleaning the tank. With continuous use tank fittings or bent/broken pipes that connect to the fill or discharge ports suffer from leakages. While it is normal for piping to shift slightly with time or due to natural occurrences like earthquakes and thunderstorms; low quality attachment, lack of regular maintenance and repair, or inflexible/incompatible connectors make it more prone to system failures.
As one of the top water tank manufacturers Ganga Kaveri strives to deliver the best water storage solutions. The water storage tanks are made of the highest quality of the raw material, top of the line technology, and quality testing, and ensure that the tanks conform to the global standards.