Follow these simple tips and tricks to regularly clean your water tank at home.

It’s important to ensure that the water inside the tank stays clean and bacteria-free.

Updated February 13, 2019


Over time, the water tank gets accumulated with algae, silt, bacteria, all of which can be harmful. Here is a step-by-step guide to clean your tank.

Use cups and small containers to scoop all the water left behind.

Step 1:

Empty the water tank. Drain out all the water.

Step 2:

Scoop water from the bottom of the tank. Since taps are generally located above the bottom of the tank, water doesn’t come out easily. Use a bucket to remove the excess water.

Step 3:

Remove the remaining water. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck all the water left behind and air dry the tank.

Step 4:

Prepare a homemade cleaning agent. Mix some Vim dishwash gel in a bucket of hot water and prepare a solution.

Step 5:

Clean the tank. Dip a scrubber into the solution and scrub the insides of the tank to remove all the slime and sludge possible. Once you’re done, use a power washer to effectively wash the tank and get rid of all the harmful bacteria.

You should clean your water tank at least once a year!

Originally published August 5, 2019