fiberglass tank repairs

Fiberglass Tank Linings Require Skillful Care  

Fiber Reinforced Plastic Tanks, or FRP tanks, are pretty low maintenance, but they cannot sustain themselves. There are some general tasks to preserve and protect these fiberglass tanks and optimize their function. FRP tanks are durable and resistant to corrosion.  

Avoid issues requiring fiberglass tank repair with regular and routine maintenance. Here is what you need to know:

FRP Tank Inspections 

The same person that performs your tank linings repair likely can inspect the tanks, too. FRP tanks need regular and routine inspections to prevent disastrous repercussions and costly repairs.  

Identifying issues early can prevent these from becoming major problems that impact the value of your property. Additionally, it is imperative to keep the tanks as clean as possible, free from debris. Again, regular maintenance can address this aim.   

Are there issues with your FRP. If you notice any of these signs, consult with a professional offering fiberglass repairs in San Francisco to learn more, and schedule an inspection right away:  

  • Noticeable cracks or gaps 
  • Damage or cracks near the supports, hangers, or flanges 
  • Crystal accumulation or excess 
  • Discoloration or noticeable damage 
  • Extreme wear and tear, particularly on the flanges 
  • Blisters or bubbles on any of the FRP surface areas 
  • Cracked, discolored, or damaged elbows or joints  

Inspections at least every five years can also help to reveal signs of an issue.  

Need Fiberglass Tank Repairs? Set Up a FRP Inspection Schedule

Naturally, you want to get the most out of the money and time that you have invested in your tanks and pipes, with as little headache as possible! The key to this is to compile and develop an effective plan and schedule of preventative maintenance, including regular inspections by a qualified professional.  

As mentioned, inspections are warranted at least every five years- but have one sooner if you have concerns. A camera is inserted and threaded through the pipes to provide a good look at the tank and its lining. If there is a sign of an issues, a FRP professional can then examine and enter the tank to resolve and repair the problem. These efforts lead to a longer life for your FRP tank- and less chance of potential groundwater contamination.  

Do you use FRP tanks currently? Take care of these with regular maintenance and repairs, as needed. You can rely on us for your sandblasting, concrete strengthening, coatings, and linings, too. Call or visit us to find out more.