Are you looking for a way to save money on your water bill? One of the best ways to do this is by cleaning out your tank. This can be done in one day, and it will take some work, but you’ll have a cleaner, more efficient home water supply once you’re finished! Check out our guide with step-by-step instructions on how to clean your water tank at home.

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Drain Your Entire Water Tank

Before we can begin cleaning your water tank, you first need to drain the water inside. Draining your water will help to remove any dirt or sediment that may have collected in the tank. To do this, simply open the valve at the bottom of your water tank to let the water flow out and then close it once you’re finished.

Remove Debris With Vacuum Cleaner

If there is still visible debris, such as leaves or twigs, then take your vacuum cleaner and use it to remove the dirt. If you don’t have a vacuum cleaner, then simply take your hose outside and spray water on top of the debris until they are removed!

Start Cleaning The Exteriors

After you’ve drained all of the water from inside your tank, take a hose with warm soapy water and clean off both sides of the outside wall until they are sparkling clean!

Once you’re done cleaning up the exterior, inspect whether there is anything such as algae growing on either side near where you attach your faucet head. If one side appears to be discolored or has an unusual odor coming out from it, then we suggest that you also wash down each interior surface too in order to remove these contaminants.

To do this, you may use a pressurized hose and a bucket of soapy water, or you may use one of the many tank cleaners available on store shelves.

Scrub The Interiors of Your Tank

If your exterior has been thoroughly cleaned, it’s time to proceed with the interior surfaces.

To scrub the inside of your water tank, you can use a clean floor brush or one of the many brushes available on store shelves that are specifically designed to clean tanks. Remember not to be too hard when scrubbing around any valves, as these may be sensitive and break if they come into contact with an abrasive material like steel wool!

Once all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, flush out your tank by opening up the top valve, so it does not sit stagnant for long periods of time and ensure that there is enough room order to drain excess water from above.

Use a High-pressure Jet to Remove Tough Dirt

If there is tough dirt in your water tank that seems to be hard to remove, you can use a high-pressure jet to blast them out.

You can also use this along with a liquid cleaner, as this will ensure that all dirt is removed. We recommend using a liquid solution of bleach and water to remove hard-to-reach stains or grout lines in concrete tanks (these products work very well)

Add Disinfectants and Let Sit

Disinfectants such as chlorine or hydrogen peroxide are excellent for killing bacteria and preventing any form of algae from growing on the tank.

To be sure that your water is safe to drink, we recommend adding a 50% concentration of chlorine bleach as well as two gallons of water. Adding this solution will help prevent bacterial growth in tanks without harsh chemical solutions present!

After you’ve added one gallon of chlorinated liquid (such as Clorox) to kill microbes, let the mixture sit for a few hours before draining them out.

Rinse and Let Your Water Tank Dry

Lastly, give your tank a good rinse, and then let it dry completely before you fill the tank back up with water. You can now enjoy a fresh and clean water supply without the worry of microbes, all thanks to the cleaning routine you’ve performed!

The Keynotes

We hope this guide has been helpful in providing you with a more comprehensive overview of the process and how to achieve DIY home water tank cleaning.

If you have any additional questions, we recommend reaching out to your local plumbing company for guidance on what would be best for your specific needs.

With that said, if you’re ready to get started now or want some expert advice from our team of experts before jumping into it yourself, give us a call today!