Plumbing, Cold Water & Hygiene
Water Tank Cleaning
Water tank cleaning is an essential part of water safety within commercial premises. If you have a water tank on site, it is your responsibility to ensure that it is safe, and this includes regular water storage tank maintenance such as cleaning and disinfection.
Cold water storage tanks are often found in commercial buildings including schools, hospitals, factories, and other commercial buildings. They are used to store water for the mains water system. These tanks need to be regularly cleaned and disinfected to prevent the growth of bacteria which can contaminate the water supply. This can have dangerous repercussions.
Why You Need To Regularly Clean Your Water Storage Tank
A water storage tank maintenance plan is vital for water hygiene. Over time, water tanks can develop a build-up of dirt, silt, and other debris. This is particularly common in outdoor water tanks that are exposed to the elements. If this happens, it can lead to contamination of the water supply which can pose a serious health risk.
Without cleaning, it is more likely that Legionella and other bacteria will build up within the system. Your Legionella risk assessment should include a plan for regular professional cleaning if you have a water tank.
In addition to regular cleaning, water tanks also need to be disinfected, which may be achieved with simple water storage tank disinfection tablets, which can get rid of some of the potential contaminants.
Our experienced and knowledgeable team can help with all aspects of water tank maintenance across Yorkshire, including sampling water, and cleaning the system as required.
What Water Tank Cleaning Involves
Cleaning water tanks can vary greatly from one system to the next. We carry out a full risk assessment and provide a bespoke service based on your tank.
Our team will drain the water from the system and then clean the inside of the tank to remove any build-up of dirt or debris, and clean to the highest standards before fully disinfecting the system. Once the tank is clean, we will refill it with fresh water and test it to ensure that it is safe for use.
All cleaning and disinfection is carried out in line with the L8 the Approved Code of Practice & Guidance for the Control of Legionella.
We clean to the highest standards and aim to minimise disruption to your business. We understand that tank maintenance can be disruptive, which is why we work quickly and efficiently to get the job done.
When Do Commercial Water Tanks Need Cleaning?
When is it time to contact water tank disinfection companies to ensure your system is up to scratch? There are some circumstances in which you should always get your tank cleaned and disinfected, including:
- If you have had a water tank refurbishment.
- If your water system has been out of action for some time.
- After any major contamination.
- If your risk assessment says that your tank needs to be cleaned.
- When there are signs of stagnation or other contamination in the system.
- If new components have been added to the tank system.
In addition, it is generally recommended that water tanks are cleaned and disinfected at least once a year as part of a water safety plan. This will help to ensure that the water is always safe for use and that you are falling in line with your building compliance.
Water Tank Repair
There are many different processes that require cold water storage and at Robinsons Facilities Services we can apply our extensive knowledge across these sectors to bring you unrivalled expertise. We can repair, reline and refurbish water tanks to keep processes operating and compliant, including:
- Galvanised steel tanks
- Glass reinforced plastic
- Cooling towers
- Concrete tanks and reservoirs
Our repair and refurbishment services can include all remedial actions required, plus modifications to improve your processes, such as fitting access and viewing hatches to ensure safe maintenance practices. Working in Yorkshire and the north of England, we are always looking at how we can refine and improve your processes by diagnosing where problems have occurred and offering practical and affordable solutions.
How We Can Help
Robinsons Facilities Services can provide a comprehensive water tank cleaning for your Yorkshire business.
Working across all parts Yorkshire, we cover North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and South Yorkshire and offer a fast, efficient response time and thorough water sampling and management, as well as plumbing services. Contact us today for all planned, reactive maintenance or emergency call out. Call 01423 226578 or get in touch to see how Robinsons Facilities Services can help.
Why Choose Robinsons Facilities Services?
- Adaptable prices
- 24/7/365 availability
- Highly trained experts
- Years of experience
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Water Tank Cleaning FAQs
As well as performing visual checks, every 6 months, cleaning is essential for drinking water sources. For non-potable water an annual check may be enough. Your water risk assessment should outline the frequency.
Water tanks can be cleaned in a few hours in a lot of scenarios, but it depends on the size of the tank, and what sort of state it is in, as well as how long it has been since the last cleaning.
Water tank cleaning can help you to ensure that the buildup of potentially hazardous substances isn’t possible, and remove any potentially harmful bacteria or contaminants that may get into the system.