Water tanks are a necessity in some business settings, whether it is at a manufacturing plant that must have excess water available for machinery or a commercial building that needs backup water reserves just in case there is a higher demand than what local supplies can offer. However convenient it may be to have water tanks on site at your place of business, having a water tank also means you will have to educate yourself about how to spot leaks before they become a huge problem. Unfortunately, industrial water tank leaks are not always so obvious to point out. Here are three signs of water leaks in your industrial-grade water tank that you may miss if not attentive.
You are having problems with air in water delivery lines.
For the most part, as long as the water levels in your tank are at a sufficient level, you should not be getting air in the water delivery lines coming from the tank to your facility. If you are having consistent problems with air in the water lines, it could very well be a sign that your tank has developed a leak. A leak exposes the interior of the tank to air, which can bleed into the water and get trapped in the lines.
Your water that is pumped from the tank appears dirty or contaminated.
Periodically, it is a good idea to pull out a glass of water from the water delivery lines leading from your water storage tanks to check for clarity of color. Because without checking, it can be difficult to see that the water is dirty or contaminated. As long as your water tanks are well maintained, the water held in the tank should always come out clean. Therefore, if the water does appear murky, it can mean that a leak is allowing dirt or rainwater to get inside of the tank.
There is a slow change in how often the water tanks have to be refilled.
Leaks in an industrial tank tend to develop slowly over time, which is part of the reason they are hard to spot right off if there are no other symptoms. It is a good idea to monitor the number of water tank fill ups you need every month or week and compare this to how much water you are using in your facility. If you notice a steady incline in water tank fill ups required, it could definitely mean you have a leak somewhere.
Check with a company like J W Jenkins & Sons for more help.