Steel or metal tanks, being made from steel, which is naturally more durable have a longer shelf life than many other varieties of tank materials. Many models of steel water tank have an expected service life of over 30 years if well maintained, and all Southern Cross Water Tanks come with a ten year warranty.

Which water tank is best plastic or steel?

Stainless steel water tanks guarantee safe and clean storage of water as their interior does not breed algae. Compared to their plastic variant, stainless steel tanks possess a longer service life. They are impact, fire, and corrosion resistant.

Will water rust in a steel tank?

Therefore, the tanks are highly rust-resistant and you can rest easy knowing that the water will not damage your steel tank. The steel tanks have a long life polymer coating on the inside which not only protects from rusting but also prevents the growth of algae and bacteria on the tank walls.

Can you store water in a steel tank?

In the past, plastic tanks were often the standard for water storage. Stainless steel tanks are now widely known as the best option for storing water.

Which water tanks last the longest?

Poly water tanks can last a long time, up to 20 years or more. The material can withstand the harsh effects of the Sun due to UV-stabilisers added to the moulding mix.

What are the disadvantages of steel water tanks?

Disadvantages of steel water tanks

Steel water tanks are expensive to produce and therefore is not a cheap option. However, they may be the cheaper choice in the long run due to their durability and resilience. They are not available immediately and take 3-5 weeks to manufacture.

Is steel water tank good?

Stainless steel water tanks have high resistance to corrosion or chemical contamination. It can survive in pressure and both in high and low temperatures. So there is no risk of cracking, rust or freezing. Its excellent strength, resistance to corrosion, and durability make it the best choice for water storage.

How do I keep my steel tank from rusting?

The most common method of corrosion control is coating the tank wall with paint. The coating of paint forms a physical barrier between the tank wall and the water. As a result, electrons cannot flow from the tank wall into the water and the tank wall does not corrode.

How do you stop a steel water tank from rusting?

The exterior surfaces of the tank shell and roof exposed to the atmosphere are best protected from corrosion by the use of protective coatings. Many coating systems that have been successfully used include epoxies, polyurethanes, and alkyds, some of which incorporate zinc-rich primers.