Select Home Services can clean, repair and provide a number of Water Tank related services.

Select Home Services provide these services for all types and sizes of water storage tanks, retention tanks, concrete & plastic water storage tanks, patio water storage tanks, square tanks, lined water tanks…if you have it chances are we can clean it, and repair it.

Whilst your repair is taking place we can provide you with a 1,000 litre Tank of water for you to use at a minimal cost. (See above)

How does a water storage tank work ?

A water storage tank is a tank placed on a property which collects rain water that lands on your roof and then goes into the guttering and through pipes into your water tank. Your water pump then supplies your home with water from this tank/s when you need it.

Therefore anything that gets onto your roof or into your guttering ends up in your water tank.

So, if your water tank is not cleaned it can be filled with leaves, soot, dirt, silt, bird droppings, dead birds, rodents and thier droppings which all builds up into a sludge at the bottom and can cause the water to taste funny, dis-colour and of course can cause illness and tummy bugs.

How does a water retention tank work ?

A water retention tank is a tank placed on a property which collects rain water that lands on your roof and then goes into the guttering and through pipes into your water tank. This water is then used to supply your homes laundry water and toilet water supply.

Therefore anything that gets onto your roof or into your guttering ends up in your water tank.

So, if your water tank is not cleaned it can be filled with leaves, soot, dirt, silt, bird droppings, dead birds, rodents and thier droppings which all builds up into a sludge at the bottom and can cause the water to taste funny, dis-colour and of course can cause illness, tummy bugs and even stain or discolour your washing!

Tank cleaning

Water storage tanks and retnetion tanks should be cleaned every 2 – 3 years depending on your immediate environment. So if there are alot of trees and bushes around chances are your water tank will build up sludge faster than a property that does not.

Not having your water tank cleaned and inspected on a regular basis can lead to any number of issues…discoloured water,tummy bugs such as e-coli, cholera, diarrhea, to name a few, unessessary repairs which can lead to: unwanted loss of water due to unnoticed leaks, weaping and overflowing.

People spend hundreds of dollars per year cleaning thier pools and only swim in them! Why not have your drinking water tank cleaned every couple of years for a fraction of the cost???

Vacuum cleaning

Select Home Services use an energy efficient cleaning system that removes all the unwanted sludge and muck at the bottom of your water storage tank, but will only use up 10 – 15% of your water! Plus you do not have to listen to a noisy petrol pump rumbling away while we do it!

This system is brilliant to use during winter or whenever your tank is full. At the end of this process our technician can also steralise the water in the tank to remove any bacteria in the water supply and also any that has built up on the walls and base of the water tank.

You could be drinking this!!!

Drain and Clean

For a drain and clean Select Home Services actually climb into your water storage tank and scrub and rinse the walls of the water tank thoroughly and pump all remaining water and muck out.

Then you can simply wait for mother nature to refill your water tank for free or call a water supplier to come by and fill your tank for you. This is always a good thing to do as water suppliers will put some town supplied water into your water tank and the chlorine in this water is great for steralising any bacterias that are present in the water tank, and if you have a water filter system installed which removes chlorine you dont have to worry at all!

Absolutely no chemicals are used in this process just water!

This is an excellent cleaning process to use during the summer months when your tank gets low, just give us a call when you know your water level is getting low in the tank and we can come by and use the remaining water to clean the water tank thoroughly and you can get your tank refilled knowing there is no longer any sludge and muck present anymore.

So give us a call when your water level is low select home services can clean your water tank so you know your fresh new supply of water is not going to be contaminated by all the sludge on the bottom as the water supplier fills the tank and stirs it all up!

Sterilisation

Smelly or discoloured water ? Dead birds, possums or rodents in your water tank ? Or just an abnormal smell ?

Every so often pollens, dead animals and enviromental factors can cause the water in your water tank to become discoloured and/or smelly. One way of removing any bacteria that may be present in these situations is to have select home services come by and steralise your water tank for you, removing any bacteria, odour and nasty taste. The products we choose to use at select home services are completly safe and used in the correct and safe manner.

Another way to solve similar issues if you are not so keen on using products such as these is to perform a drain and clean.

Repairs

Concrete tank leaking? Dont buy a new tank or put in a cheap plastic liner yet!

Most concrete water storage tanks that are around 15 years old or more are prone to weep or leak water out of small hairline splits. This is due to the fact that the original water resistant cement lining that coats the inside of any water storage will fall away over the years. Water can then penetrate the structure of the tank and then eventually starts weeping out. This gradually turns into a leak and then eventually splits completely, rendering your water tank useless.

Select Home Services are able to repair any splits and/or holes in your water tank and apply a new water resistant cement lining inside. This process extends the life of your water tank considerably and is a whole lot cheaper than buying a new water tank for your home or business.

Why not just install a plastic lining inside the tank?

Fixing your water tank with cement is a better option than installing a cheaper plastic liner for several reasons:

  • Plastic liners have many folds and creases which make them impossible to ever get completely clean in future.
  • Storage of water in a cheap soft plastic is something that many health officials are beginning to believe may a contributing factor or cause of certain types of cancer and other health defects.
  • Repairing with cement keeps your water tanks material as it was when new and more cement patching of splits and leaks can easily be carried out in future so you can continue to apply more cement on to an existing cement surface.

Select Home Services can also fix all the plumbing, spouting and valves related to your water storage tank.

If your water tank has any leaks or any repairs that you would like to get sorted please call our office and one of our technicians will come out and give you a free quote. Please dont assume that the problem is too big we have repaired water tanks that have had a tow ball go through them in the past! So get us round to have look before pricing up a new water tank!

Tank running low on water?

Select Home Services  recommend you use a  water supplier local to your  home who can refill your tank for you should your water  run out for any reason!

Just check that your water tank is not running out too quickly as this may be that the tank is leaking or that there could be a broken pipe somewhere that causes the tank not to fill with water as it normally would do.

If you are concerned that your water tank has a leak call our office and we will happily get one of our technicians over to have a look for you and if repairs are needed we will give you a free quote.