So You’ve Decided To Look At Rainwater Tanks In Adelaide

With so many financial and environmental benefits, it is not surprising that more and more Australians are recognising the value of professional rainwater tanks installation in Adelaide. Persuading customers that they need a tank is not a hard sell, as the advantages really speak for themselves. Instead, it is often the set up and accessories side of things where customers require more assistance and advice on purchasing rainwater tanks in Adelaide. Good thing we’ve got the questions that you need to ask yourself before purchasing a rainwater tank.

Rainwater Tanks in Adelaide

Where are you thinking of putting your rainwater tanks in Adelaide?

Firstly, you will want to assess where the tank water is going to be used. If it is intended for inside the house, such as for flushing the toilet or use in the washing machine, then this might require some more in depth pipe fitting. Talk to a plumber or tank specialist about how you could best install connections throughout your home or maximum efficiency. Once you have arranged this, then you can begin talks of pumps and filtration systems, again depending on the intended usage.

What are you looking for in rainwater tanks for your Adelaide property?

The actual tank itself will require a number of features to ensure a long and successful product life. The concrete slab foundation upon which your tank sits is also of immense importance. This part is often brushed off because it is barely seen. There are regulations in place regarding the weight and thickness that this slab needs to be to support different tank sizes. If it is too weak, it will crack and potentially cause damage to the tank and entire system.

Are you ready to talk accessories for rainwater tanks in Adelaide?

Most of the accessories that you will be looking at will aim to minimise leaves and other debris from entering your water supply. The best approach to achieving this is with several layers of defence. You will need some reliable gutter mesh fitted to all exposed gutters to prevent debris entering the system. These also work wonders for allowing the water to flow without obstacles. Leaf eaters are devices that can be fitted at the top of downpipes and drains to catch anything that may have passed through. Finally, a second mesh screen should be installed at the mouth of your tank. By now, all of the larger debris has been removed from the water. This means that a finer mesh is required to filter those smaller particles. This mesh also serves to combat mosquitoes, as a supply of stagnant water is their ideal breeding ground.

How can you avoid contamination in your water tank?

Another feature to assist with minimising contamination is a first flush diverter. These are particularly popular with Australian tanks. Our climate is highly unique in that we have some steady rainfall throughout winter and autumn, followed by long periods of drought. In one sense, this means that rainwater tanks are perfect for us. We can gather water when it is available and have a supply when it is dry. However, it does also mean that when the first rains of autumn fall, our roofs have not been washed in a long time. Anything from bird droppings to mould and of course sticks and dirt has built up over the months. The last thing we want is that in our rainwater supply. The first flush diverter will send the first 60 litres of water away from your tank, effectively washing your roof.

For more detailed rainwater tanks advice in Adelaide, do not hesitate to contact Taylor Made Tanks.

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