Leaking Rainwater Tank Repairs
It can be tricky to fix a leaking rainwater tank by yourself. WP Plumbing offers rainwater tank leak repairs for materials such as concrete and polyethylene. Contact us today.
For a homeowner, a leaking tank is nothing short of the worst nightmare!
If it’s located outdoors like a rainwater tank, the problem can get out of hand pretty soon. Although most people conduct regular checks to detect and fix rainwater tank leaking issues, the problem is hard to prevent.
This is because no matter how hard you try, the tank will age over time. The changing weather can alter the physical composition of the water tank material, causing it to degenerate. That said, regular maintenance and servicing can prolong the service life of the tank.
Further, the extent of damage will determine whether a repair or replacement will solve the rainwater tank leaking issue.
On that note, we should also mention that a leaking water tank can lead to several problems other than loss of water pressure in your home. For instance, if a small leak is left undetected, it can cause enlarged splits, which can be virtually irreparable.
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Water leaking from a rainwater tanks can seep into the ground, damaging the plants and surface in the vicinity. Stagnant water can also attract bugs and insects like mosquitoes, termites, etc.
Given the severity of the issue, it’s highly likely that you’d want a professional plumbing service for the job. And that’s where we come into the picture!
In case of solving rainwater tanks leaking issues, the first thing we consider is the material. Although the exact procedure will depend on the construction and dimensions of the tank, here’s a quick summary to give you a better idea of the overall process.
Any repair work should begin with detecting the exact location of the leak and draining the water tank completely. Since any repair yields the best results when done on a clean surface, we make it a point to thoroughly clean the tank to eliminate any loose dirt, oil, paint or grease. Only the bare plastic should be exposed.
The next step is to drill a hole at either end of the crack and with a small drill bit to prevent the crack from expanding. Once that’s done, we’ll repair the cracked area using a heat gun or propane torch. Usually, some of the adjoining areas are also heated to ensure uniform heat distribution over the entire crack.
We’ll then carefully place the required amount of polyethylene filler material on the crack. At the same time, the heating will be slowly continued to melt the plastic and fill the crack. Generally, a flat-headed tool (like a putty knife) is used to flatten out the filler while any excess material is trimmed off.
When the area has cooled down, we’ll refill the tank to check if the leak has been properly repaired.
Although repairing a concrete water tank is more time-consuming, it begins with the same steps as above, i.e. draining and cleaning. Next, we use a chisel-like tool to remove any loose pieces near the crack. This part is done very carefully to smoothen out the surface as precisely as possible.
To fix the cracks, a concrete binder is quickly brushed along them before it dries out. This step is continued till a tacky consistency is achieved. The binding agent is then topped with a mixture of hydraulic cement and water before leaving to be dried.
Depending on the size and regulations of your region, the water tank may or may not require liners. If it does, we’ll apply an adhesive to help the liner stick on the surface. When everything is dry, the tank will be refilled to check the efficiency of the repair.
We believe that the satisfaction of our customers is our ultimate achievement. That’s why we have a team of experienced and highly skilled plumbers who are ready to tackle any plumbing challenge and service many areas across Australia.
Our cost-effective solutions come at reasonable rates so that you don’t have to break the bank for quality service. In addition to our upfront fixed prices, you get to avail our daily special offers and discounts! Besides that, we offer a lifetime labour guarantee for all our services and a 10% discount for all seniors.
We offer plumbing services right across Victoria, specifically Melbourne. A short list of some of the areas we travel to are below.