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Maintenance Tips for Water Storage Tanks

Effective and Handy Maintenance Tips for Water Storage Tanks

A quality water tank is a big investment. This is why you must keep it safe and ensure that clean water runs through your pipes and to your bathroom and kitchen taps to make it last and get your money's worth. 

Water storage tanks are designed to withstand extreme conditions and temperatures. Some last for a very long time, but some don't. The reason for this is regular and proper maintenance. 

Here are the top factors you need to know to maintain your water storage tank in good condition:

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GRP Tanks

5 Things you Should Know about GRP Water Tanks

If you are reading this, then it is quite likely that you are looking for water storage solutions for your property or business. If so, perhaps you have seen GRP water tanks, like the type that we manufacture at Precolor Tank Division.

Of course, despite GRP being a very widely used and versatile material, not everyone is familiar with what this material is, or why it is such a good choice for liquid storage units. In this article, we have 5 important things you should know if you are looking for GRP water storage tanks.

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GRP Water Tanks

What is a GRP Enclosure?

Perhaps you have come across the phrase "GRP enclosure" whilst researching water systems for your workplace or business premises. It is not a commonly used phrase, so you may well be wondering what it means, and why you would use one in your business.

What is a GRP enclosure?

In the simplest terms, you could say that a GRP enclosure is a box that is specifically designed to be long lasting and hard wearing, even if it is outside. That is a very simplistic way of describing it, but it is a good starting point.

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GRP Storage Tanks

Why is GRP Better for Water Storage?

The importance of storing water for future use cannot be emphasised enough. Water is one of the few commodities that are essential for our daily lives. It is a critical component for our survival – and the human body cannot go for long without water. These facts emphasise the criticality of storing water for future use.

There are several reasons why you should take water storage critically. For instance, natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes and hurricanes, can cause pollution and contamination, making it impossible to access freshwater. With your stored water, you would be comfortable until the relevant bodies have restored freshwater supply.

Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Water Tanks

When we talk about water storage, the first thing that comes to mind is tanks. There are many different types of tanks in the market today, usually classified according to construction material, design and linings. However, the manufacturing material is the most widely used classifier when categorising them.

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GRP Storage Tanks

Is Water in a Storage Tank Safe to Drink?

At Precolor Tank Division we specialise in manufacturing storage tanks for water.  But perhaps you have heard people expressing doubts like “is storage tank water safe?”  You might wonder what the truth of the matter is.  Should you invest in cold water storage tanks for your business?  We have the answers that you need.

The simplest answer is that a safety use is possible, but it depends on three factors – the quality of the tank, the installation as part of the wider system, and how well it is maintained in a clean fashion.  If the setup is appropriate and maintained in a clean condition, then it is possible to safely drink stored water.

The problem is that the opposite is also true.  If the system is not clean or maintained carefully, then the water may be unsafe to drink.  Your health and safety is important, as is that of the other people who use your property.  You need to make sure that you can provide safe drinking water that is free from algae or contaminants, and only a well installed and maintained system can achieve that.

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The Benefits of GRP Water Tanks

Here at Precolor Tank Division, we specialise in offering our clients a range of storage tanks for liquids. Today we are going to focus our attention to some of the benefits of GRP water tanks. GRP stands for glass-reinforced plastic, which has many advantageous properties for use as a material for water storage tanks.

Corrosion Resistance

Whilst steel and aluminium water tanks may be more susceptible to corrosion, one of the main reasons for investing in a GRP tank is its resistance to corrosion. It is able to provide excellent insulation, so there is no need to paint or galvanize these types of tanks, with them already weather resistant and able to withstand extremes of hot and cold temperatures. As well as being beneficial to the outside, it is also the case for the inside of GRP tanks as they also provide corrosion resistance to chemicals, wastewater and sewage.

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The Benefits of Bespoke Water Tanks

Here at Precolor Tank Division, we specialise in supplying GRP (Glass-Reinforced Plastic) storage tanks. As well as our standard range of water storage tanks, we are also able to produce bespoke water tanks. Today we are going to focus on the benefits of opting for a bespoke water tank for your home or business.  Working with GRP, we can create a bespoke water tank from your specifications, covering everything from design, mould making to manufacture and installation. Read on to find out more how you can take advantage of our bespoke services.

Benefit from a The Compete Package

When you opt for a bespoke water tank, you benefit from the complete package. We will consult with you during the initial design process in order to tailor your water tank to your exact specifications.

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The Benefits of GRP Feed & Expansion Water Tanks

At Precolor Tank Division, we specialise in providing our customers with a range of storage tanks for liquids. Today we are going to turn our attention to GPR feed and expansion water tanks, outlining what they are and the benefits you can gain from using one.

What is a GRP Feed & Expansion Water Tank?

A feed and expansion tank is also known as a cistern, and is used to supply a central heating circuit with water and can accommodate the expansion of the water when heated by a boiler. You will normally find this located in the loft of a building, or near a cold-water storage tank. Here at Precolor Tank Division, we offer a range of sizes, from 10 gallons (45 litres) and up, and we can also create a bespoke feed and expansion water tank if none of the standard sizes suit you. Read on to find out more about the benefits.

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GRP Water Storage Covers: The Benefits

Many businesses use GRP water tanks to store water for when it is needed. Of course, the size of the water tanks will vary from company to company, from small and medium sized models which are constructed from one piece, without any joints or seals, to larger tanks which might be constructed from two or more sections. 

Not only is there a wide variety in the size and shape of tanks, but there are also many differences in how they are used. Some companies use purified water which is mixed into a solution or product, whereas other businesses need the water to cool machinery down during operation. Does your business use GRP water tanks for an aspect of your work?

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What is Wras Approved Product?

A wras approved product is one that has been tested and verified by the Wras team. It's a product that has been tried and tested, and the company behind it is reputable. Wras approved products are perfect for those who want to try out new products or brands without paying full price. The Wras team reviews the quality of each item before it goes on sale, so you know what you're getting into before you buy. 

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Benefits of using an equilibrium ball valve

Ball valves are used widely in the industry, and it is safe to maintain them before they erode to guarantee that they remain functional during the operation. Regular lubrication and cleaning extend their lives and ensure smooth operation.

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Everything About Water Tank Fittings

Buying a rainwater tank requires careful consideration of the tank's brand, model, and size as the tank's accessories and water tank fittings.

Fittings and extras for the main tank

An inlet and an outlet are water tank fittings and they are fastened to the corresponding holes in your water storage container. The tank's inlet and outlet holes are sometimes drilled, and the fittings are installed before or after shipment. Although simple, this process necessitates specialised equipment, so outsourcing to a manufacturer can be a cost-effective solution.

A Comprehensive Guide to Fibreglass Water Tanks – All You Need to Know

Fibreglass water tanks are commonplace in many parts of the world, with their superior properties making them a preferred solution for rural towns and cities. At their core, fibreglass water tanks provide durability, resistance to corrosion, and low maintenance costs compared to other storage solutions. In this comprehensive guide, we delved into all aspects related to Fibreglass Water Tanks – from materials used in manufacturing them, different types available on the market, important factors that need your consideration when selecting one for yourself as well as interesting tidbits about those who maintain these magnificent pieces of equipment! So whether you’re looking for an effective way to store clean drinking water or simply want some background information on these coveted storage solutions – you’ll find something here!



Water and chemical storage tanks are crucial for industries that require storing large volumes of liquids. The construction materials of the tank play a crucial role in determining the longevity of the tank. Steel, concrete, and plastic are commonly used materials for constructing water and chemical storage tanks. Corrosion protection is necessary to prevent leaks and prolong the life of the tank. Regular maintenance, inspections, and cleaning of the tanks are also necessary to ensure that the stored liquids remain pure and uncontaminated. Whether you are storing water or chemicals, investing in a high-quality storage tank is a wise decision for long-term storage needs.

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The Definitive Guide to GRP Water Storage Tanks & Their Advantages Over Other Tanks

GRP water storage tanks are becoming increasingly popular due to their numerous advantages over traditional tanks. GRP, or Glass Reinforced Plastic, is a composite material that is strong, lightweight, and resistant to corrosion.

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