The reality is that as much as we would like them to, water tanks do not last forever. A water tank is meant to typically last for anywhere between six and 13 years, though they may last for more or less time due to a variety of factors, including the quality of the tank liner used. However, there are water storage tanks that are still in use after 100 years. Keep in mind that it’s important for water tanks to not only be up to date but safe as well. After all, they do contain water, and no matter how that water is used, it needs to be kept as pure as possible.

You don’t have to stick with an old and outdated water tank. Let’s look into what you should do if you feel like your water tank is getting too old.

1. Have It Inspected

If you feel that your water tank is becoming too outdated and old for use, the first thing that you should do is get this verified by professionals. Try to get in touch with the company that originally installed your water tank if you can; however, if this is not possible, you may be able to have it inspected by representatives from the company you’re considering for your replacement. They may be able to ascertain whether or not it’s time for you to replace your water tank.

2. Prepare For Disposing of Your Old Water Tank

You need to consider what you’re going to do with your older water tank and tank liner once you’re done with them. It’s not anyone’s responsibility to dispose of your old water tanks but yours. You could potentially donate old water tanks to be recycled, take them to a landfill, have them disposed of through a junk service, or scrap them yourself.

3. Consider an Upgrade

If you’ve had an old water tank for an extended period of time, you’ve probably gotten used to the performance of an older tank. But you don’t have to be satisfied with that. Do what you can to upgrade when purchasing a new water tank. Look for a water tank with a reinforced tank liner and greater capacity.

If you look towards the future when replacing your water tank, you’ll be able to wait longer before buying another one. Contact Flexi-Liner with questions about your water tank today.