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When was your rainwater tank cleaned last?

Most people we speak to claim they have never had their rainwater tank cleaned, and claim the water comes out fine; just slightly tinted in colour or with a slight eucalyptus taste.

When we clean their rainwater tank they soon change their opinion!

What happens over time is that leaves and debris enter the tank and begin to de-compose like compost on the bottom of the tank, turning the water a dark coffee colour. This, in turn, greatly affects the drinking quality and health factor of the water.

If there are no leaf filters and water-first flush diverters fitted to the inlet of the rainwater tank, many things commonly enter the tank such as: Millipedes, spiders, snails, rates, mice, birds, feathers, moss, dirt, leaves and even possums!

Confined space entry
WARNING! Don’t risk using untrained and unqualified tank cleaners to perform tank cleaning in confined spaces. It is illegal for anyone including the home owner to enter any style of rainwater tank above ground or below the ground.

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The Tank Doctor cleans all types of rainwater tanks including:

  • Modular Tanks
  • Galvanised Tanks
  • Polyethelene Tanks
  • Fibreglass Tanks
  • Large Concrete Tanks and
  • Underground Tanks

Danger: Confined space


Entering a rainwater tank is illegal unless the individual and/or company is licensed to enter a confined space to the standard AS/NZS 2865:2001 and has been issued with the appropriate entry permit.All employees of The Tank Doctor® are fully licensed and qualified to perform tasks within a confined space.

The Tank Doctor can clean rainwater tanks, and offers professional tank cleaning in the following areas of Adelaide, South Australia: Mclaren Flat, Mclaren Vale, Happy Valley, Willunga, Meadows, Flaxley, Macclesfield, Strathalbyn, Kangarilla, Echunga, Prospect Hill, Ashborne, Clarendon, Chandlers Hill, Cherry Gardens, Ironbank, Upper Sturt, Onkaparinga Hills, Crafers, Crafers West, Longwood, Scott Creek, Stirling, Bridgewater, Aldgate, Mylor, Coromandel East, Coromandel Valley, Blackwood, Belair, Glenalta, Horthorndene, Mt Barker, Littlehampton, Hahndorf, Verdun, Nairne, Balhannah, Oakbank, Woodside, Lobethal, Lenswood, Forest Range, Cherryville, Norton Summit, Basket Range, Ashton, Uraidla, Summertown and Piccadilly.