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. This includes regular water storage tank maintenance, such as cleaning and disinfection.
At Robinsons Facilities Services, our team of professionals can help with all aspects of your commercial water tank maintenance. Contact us today at 01423 226578 or send an enquiry for more information or a free quote.
What Are Water Storage Tanks For?
As the name suggests, water storage tanks, or cisterns, are used to store water for the mains water system. They are often found in commercial buildings, including schools, hospitals, and factories. On busy days when these sites need more water than normal, the extra water in the tanks is there to fill the gap.
Why Regular Water Tank Cleaning Is Essential
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.
Our expert team can help with all aspects of water tank maintenance across Yorkshire, including sampling water and cleaning the system as required.
How Often 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 certain 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 drinking water tanks are cleaned and disinfected at least every 6 months as part of a water safety plan. This will help to ensure that the water is always safe for use and that you are in line with your building compliance.
Our Water Tank Cleaning Services
At Robinsons Facilities Services, we have decades of experience working with all types of commercial water storage tanks. Our services include:
Commercial Water Tank Cleaning
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 commercial water storage tank.
Our water tank cleaning service includes:
- draining the water from the system
- cleaning the inside of the tank to remove any build-up of dirt or debris
- a full water tank disinfection
- refilling the tank with fresh water
- sampling the water to ensure it’s 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 understand that tank maintenance can be disruptive, which is why we work quickly and efficiently to get the job done. We clean to the highest standards and aim to minimise disruption to your business.
Commercial Water Tank Repair & Refurbishment
Many different industries require cold water storage. At Robinsons Facilities Services, we 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. We will also advise on modifications to improve your processes, such as fitting access and viewing hatches for safe maintenance practices.
Get In Touch
Contact Robinsons Facilities Services for all your commercial water tank cleaning and maintenance services in Yorkshire. We also provide a full range of water hygiene and Legionella control services to suit your business needs.
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 regular visual, thorough cleaning every 6 months is essential for drinking water sources. For non-potable water, an annual check may be enough. Your commercial water risk assessment should outline the frequency.
Water tanks can be cleaned in a few hours in most cases. However, the time it takes to clean a water tank depends on the size of the tank, its condition, and how long it has been since the last cleaning.
The only way to ensure a water tank is properly disinfected after cleaning it is to perform a water sampling test. This is included in all of our water tank cleaning services so you can rest assured your water will be safe and fully compliant after every cleaning.
While it may be tempting to save money, we do not recommend cleaning your commercial water tank yourself. The training, regulations, risks, and specialised processes around commercial water tank cleaning make professional services the only prudent choice for businesses requiring safety and standards for the health of their customers and operations. The benefits easily justify the expenditure.