It’s important to keep your water tank clean for a number of reasons. First, it is the perfect place for bacteria and other microbes to grow. Second, dirty tanks can smell bad and make you sick, especially when not maintained by a specialist for water tank cleaning. Finally, there could be cracks or holes in the tank that let toxins into your drinking water!

In this blog post, we will discuss how to safely clean your water tank so that you don’t have these problems.

Step 1: Empty the Water in Your Tank

Before we start with cleaning, you need to first empty your water tank. By doing this, you will be able to see the sediment and dirt that has built up at the bottom of your tank. This is important because you wouldn’t want any contaminants in your clean water.

Steps for emptying:

  • First, close off all household plumbing fixtures downstream from the dirty tank – this means everything after it (so if there are two tanks, make sure both of them are closed).
  • Next, drain as much of the water out with a pump or by turning on faucets until only about an inch remains in the top of your tank.
  • Finally, open one fitting valve wide enough so that air can escape but not let more water come into contact with the inside walls of the tank. Then turn the faucet on, and let the water overflow. Close off this valve when you are done draining your tank.

Once you’ve emptied your entire tank, we can proceed to the next step!

Step 2: Ensure That the Inside of Your Water Tank Is Clean

If your water tank isn’t properly covered or not regularly maintained, you might see all sorts of debris inside it. This debris may include small pieces of leaves, twigs, or bugs. The idea is to try and remove any debris present inside your water tank so you won’t have a hard time cleaning later.

You can remove any debris by using a garden hose and spraying it from top to bottom. You can also use an electric submersible pump or vacuum system if you want to be extra careful about getting everything out of the tank!

If these things aren’t available, just wear gloves and start picking out the debris with your hands.

Step 3: Your Water Tank Should Be Washed and Rinsed

Once you’ve removed all debris, it’s time to take out your cleaners! When cleaning water tanks, you should use a cleaning solution that is ideal for the type of material your water tank is made up of. For instance, if your tank is made up of PVC (a type of plastic), you should use a cleaner that is specifically for plastics.

It’s best to consult a professional on what type of cleaner you should use or do some research before purchasing your cleaner. After that, we can begin!

To clean your water tank, first, wet the inside walls and bottom of your tank with water so that the cleaning solution can better stick to surfaces. Next, pour in your chosen cleaner- don’t be afraid if a lot comes out as this will help clean more efficiently. Let sit for a few minutes before proceeding.

The next step is where we scrub the surface using a high-quality bristle brush (or even an old toothbrush). Make sure you cover every inch possible – then rinse thoroughly again with fresh running water from outside or by pouring hot tap water over all sides of the tank until they are completely dry and free of any residue left behind from cleaners.

Step 4: Disinfect the Tank and the Pipes

As we all know, all sorts of bacteria and germs can be lurking in your water tank, so it’s good to add in some disinfectant to make sure it’s safe for you and your family. Just pour in some chlorine bleach (or the disinfectant of choice) into a bucket, add enough water so that the cleaner is diluted properly, then use a sponge or rag to wipe down inside walls of the tank and all fixtures downstream from the dirty tank.

Let this sit for a few minutes to let the disinfectant work is magic.

Step 5: Rinse the Tank Safely and Let It Dry

Once your disinfectant has settled, you can do the final rinsing to ensure the tank is completely free of chlorine or any other residue.

For this, you can use a high-pressure water hose to rinse out the inside walls and bottom of your tank. Make sure it’s rinsed thoroughly, then let it air dry!

It’s good to rinse at least twice so you can guarantee that the tank is completely clean and ready for use!

All that’s left is to fill up your tank with water again, and you’re all set.

In Conclusion

With all the information we’ve just provided, you should be well-equipped to clean your water tank and keep it free of harmful bacteria. We hope this post has been a helpful guide for anyone who needs some advice on how to safely care for their water storage tanks. If you have any questions or need help cleaning your own tank, don’t hesitate to reach out!