Guide to easily clean your water tank

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


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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.

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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.

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