How to Clean Stainless Steel Water Tanks
Stainless steel water tanks provide a phenomenal way to store safe drinking water or to provide animals with a constant water source. Over time bacteria in the water can cause algae and various "floaters" in to appear. It is always a good practice to clean your stainless steel water tanks well and then treat them as needed.
Things You Will Need
- 50 ppm chlorine tablet
- Rubber gloves
- Safety glasses
Unscrew the drain plug on the stainless steel water tank. Allow the dirty water to run out.
Mix 10 parts water to one part bleach in a bucket.
Scrub the side walls of the stainless steel tank with a rag soaked in the bleach mixture.
Pour the remaining solution into the tank and allow it to run out of the drain hole to clean it.
Rinse the tank out thoroughly with water. Screw the tank drain plug back in tightly. Fill the tank up with water.
As the water begins to form algae or even a smell, shock the water with a 50 ppm chlorine tablet. Use the tablets as needed throughout the year as they are safe in water consumption.
Wear rubber gloves and safety glasses.
- As the water begins to form algae or even a smell, shock the water with a 50 ppm chlorine tablet. Use the tablets as needed throughout the year as they are safe in water consumption.
- Wear rubber gloves and safety glasses.
Mark O'Brien started his professional writing career in 2000 at the "Newman Grove Reporter" newspaper. He was an English tutor while in school and earned an Associate of Arts in English from Northeast Community College. O'Brien indulges his mechanical side by fixing mowers part-time.