When you’re in the business of storing and treating water, you probably try to run a tight ship. Instead of waiting for leaks or cracks in your system, it’s better to be proactive and get your tank inspected or repaired on a regular schedule. Especially when it comes to your water treatment tank lining or potable water tank lining, which sometimes is the only good barrier between your precious water and the outside world.

In case you haven’t thought of it lately, we’d like to introduce you to some of the main reasons why you should consider inspecting (or replacing) your water treatment tank lining. All of them are practical, legitimate reasons that should cause you to stop and think about how you manage your water tanks in the long term. Perhaps it will do you some good, and you’ll never be caught with a low-quality water tank ever again.

Most Conditions Are Out of Your Control

Lots of water tank managers and operators think that by burying tanks, or hiding them away in specially contained units, that they can avoid the problems that open-air or exposed tanks have. Typically, an underground tank should last 20 years or more. The tank’s construction, installation, soil conditions, and maintenance all affect its life span. To put it simply, most of the conditions that affect your tank are out of your control and you’d be better off trying to mitigate them right now rather than waiting to see if you’re right or not. The only way to delay or fix the inevitable degradation of your tanks is to simply replace your water tank liners.

Focus on Quality, Not Longevity

Many times in life, we try to get the “most bang for our buck” out of a product that’s not necessarily meant to last that long. This is fine if it’s an old pair of shoes or a worn-down bicycle, but do you really want to take that chance on a water treatment tank lining or something else that could be important to your health? It would be rather rare that in a situation one could brag and boast about how long they’ve gone without replacing their water treatment tank lining and receive resounding applause from a crowd. Most people would probably think that you’re making a foolish choice in the short term and negatively affecting your health in the long term. Instead of focusing on longevity when it comes to water tank liners, focus on quality and getting amazing results instead.

Be Proactive Instead of Reactive

Whenever one is proactive in their life, they get ahead of the inevitable curve that Murphy’s Law creates. At some point in time, something will go wrong and you’ll have to react to it. Instead of taking on the myriad points of stress that come with the whirlwind of something going wrong one day, why not be proactive and be prepared for something to happen? When you are proactive in getting your water tank inspected or liner replaced, you no longer have to wonder when things are finally going to go south and need your constant attention to keep something from metaphorically bursting into flames. It’s also much calmer and relaxed to be proactive instead of reactive, leading to a higher quality of life. Perhaps you can even learn about what appropriate schedule your liner or water tank should be on, and allow yourself to “automate” your life this way.

A Good Manager Takes Care of Their Tanks

By owning and managing water tanks, you’ve taken on an inherent responsibility. Unless you want to watch your investment degrade or continually get worse over time, you owe it to yourself or your business to inspect or replace your water treatment tank lining. Not only is it much easier and less stressful to be proactive instead of reactive, but it will allow you to focus on quality rather than longevity. Since most of the conditions that affect your water tank are literally out of your control, these are things that you need to begin thinking about now rather than later. By taking the initiative and doing the work now, you can virtually guarantee good results later on.