Fire Water Tank Inspection is the First Step To Fixing a Leaking Tank
Fire water tanks are designed to last for years, but that doesn’t mean they’re indestructible. Corrosion and deterioration occur from several factors. Our experts recommend a regular fire water tank inspection to watch for leaks and to take care of them quickly so the leak doesn’t get worse, creating a bigger problem. Here are some tips from PICON, a company with over 35 years in the industry.
What Causes a Fire Water Tank to Leak?
Most often, a tank leaks because the material has corroded. Water may be a fairly neutral compound, but any minerals or contaminants in the water can cause corrosion. Sediment in the bottom of the tank can also cause corrosion. Tank fittings and seals can decay over time from exposure to the elements. Heat and humidity can damage gaskets. Tanks can get damaged by bumps from machinery or even young boys who are playing around with bows and arrows. If the tank is left unattended for a long time, you may even find algae in it or animals accessing the water.
How Can You Tell if Your Water Tank Has a Leak?
The most obvious sign of a leak is when a tank has water on the surface or on the ground around the tank. If you aren’t sure where the leak is, place paper towels near seals or valves. If the paper gets wet, there’s the leak. Of course, you can also contact us to find potential leaks. We have technology that can identify weak places in the tank. Then, you can request water tank liner repairs to avoid having to replace the tank.
How to Handle a Leaky Fire Water Tank
Tank linings repair should be handled by professionals. There are safety protocols that must be followed to replace certain elements of a fire water tank. Our team has the resources to safely make repairs to fire water tanks. We’ll get the job done right the first time with the correct materials.
Fire Water Tank Inspection Pros in California and Nevada
Avoid leaks in fire water tanks with annual inspections. Install tank liners as a coating to add a layer of protection against corrosion and leaks. When a tank lining is installed properly, it prevents many repairs over the long-term. Your tanks will last longer and work more effectively. If you need assistance with your tank inspections or repairs call Picon Today!