Is your water tank contaminated? Check out these simple tips to disinfect your water tank easily

Climate change and wrongful storage techniques could infect the water. The question is how do you effectively clean and disinfect the water tank.

Updated February 13, 2019

Is your water tank contaminated? Check out these simple tips to disinfect your water tank easily

Adding disinfectants isn’t enough. The contamination usually settles on the walls. We have a simple technique. Follow our guide to easily clean your tank.

There are many disinfectants in the market, but nothing comes close to chlorination to disinfect and clean the tank.

Step 1:

Empty the tank.Clear the water through the outlet valve. Just make sure the water shouldn’t cause any localized flooding. Collect the remaining water with a bucket.

Step 2:

Clean the tank.Prepare a mixture of Surf Excel liquid detergent and baking soda, and sprinkle it on the walls of the tank. Using a bristle brush or abrasive sponge, scrub the insides of the tank. Move your arm horizontally from side to side while applying a good amount of pressure on the brush or sponge. Avoid brushes with steel bristles or sponges made of steel.

Step 3:

Rinse the tank.Use a water jet to forcefully get rid of the detergent and any other cleaning agent. Let it air dry.

Step 4:

Disinfect the water.After the tank is dry, refill it. The most common way of disinfecting a water tank is by chlorination. Add up to 100 gms of high-strength calcium hypochlorite (HSCH) to 1,000 litres of water.

Originally published August 5, 2019