How to get your home rainwater tank ready

April 14 by : admin

So you are going to invest in a rainwater tank and have decided on the size, type and the location of your tank. You have assessed your household’s needs and whether you will use the harvested rainwater exclusively outdoors for activities such as watering your garden and washing your car, or will also pipe it indoors to use in spaces such as the bathroom, laundry and kitchen as well.

While you are waiting for the delivery of your rainwater tank, there are a number of things you can do to get your home ready for its installation.

Chat with your SUPATANK installer

If you have not already done so, now is a great time to give SUPATANK a call. We are here to answer all your water tank installation questions, concerns and provide you with the best advice when installing your water tank. You can discuss the location of your rainwater tank with us (even before your purchase) and we can advise you on the best location to place your tank to maximise the catchment area.

Prepare your foundations

Be aware that the ground where your tank will be located will need to be level. Depending on the size of your tank, you will need a concrete foundation. If you are unsure about the suitability of your foundations, have a chat with SUPATANK and we can give you the best advice.

Clean your gutters

Generally, rain water harvesting starts on your roof.  Rain water will fall on the roof of your house and flow into the gutters. It is then directed from the gutters into your rainwater tank through a pipe. Clearing your gutters from debris will ensure the optimum amount of rain water is collected and make it easier for rain water to flow into your tank.

It is important that you clean your gutters regularly, even after your rainwater tank has been installed, as clogged gutters mean rain water may not be directed into your rainwater tank.

Guard your gutters

You may want to consider purchasing and installing leaf guards for your gutters, especially if your home is surrounded by trees. Leaves and tree debris can easily fall into and clog up your gutters and downspouts, decreasing water flow into your rainwater tank, or even worse, leaf and organic matter may end up collecting in the pipes or in your tank. Also, you want to make sure that water does not pool in the gutters.

Clear access

Your rainwater tank will generally arrive on the back of a trailer or truck so make sure you provide a clear access to where your rainwater tank will be dropped off.

Speak with council

Because of their many advantages, many local councils offer great rebates to encourage residents to install a rainwater tank in their own homes. So get in touch with your local council to see if you qualify.

At the end of the day, SUPATANK is here to help ensure that your rainwater tank is installed with minimum fuss and stress, so feel free to contact us at any time!