Water Tank Education
Learn the benefits of using a water tank, as well as the cost savings
Water Tank Installation
We properly inspect your roof & downpipes to find the best location
Water Tank Maintenance
Routine maintenance and cleaning of rainwater tank
What we can do
Our team of master plumbers specialise in the installation and location of rainwater tanks. This includes installing the pipe work and pump design that will deliver water from your tank to where you want it around your home, for example:
- Rainwater to your toilets.
- Rainwater to your washing machine.
- Rainwater to garden and lawn irrigation systems.
- Rainwater to garden taps.
- Rainwater to fill and top up your swimming pool.
- Mains water backup system.
Tanks come in all sizes, shapes and colours and are manufactured from various materials depending on their location and use.
- Above ground tanks can be made from corrugated colorbond or galvanised sheet steel, concrete, polyethylene, fibreglass.
- Below ground tanks can be made from concrete or reinforced polyethylene.
- Under house or sub floor tanks (bladder tanks) are also available in various shapes and sizes.
How we can help
In today’s world, it is important to try and reduce our water usage as much as we can. This is not only beneficial for the environment but will reduce your water bill and save you money.
If you’re thinking of installing a Water Tank in your home, our Master Plumbers can maximise the amount of rainwater your tank captures by properly inspecting your roof and pipes to determine the best location for your tank and how to best design your rainwater tank system. The aim is for the tank to connect with as much of the downpipes and roof area as possible, so that the tank catches more rainwater.
The benefits of installing a Water Tank in your home:
- Minimise water usage when using the toilet, laundry or garden
- Reduce the harm to our water ways caused by too much storm water.
- Reduce the strain on your stormwater run-off system
- Reduce your water bills
- Lessen the need to build reservoirs (saving valuable land)
- Lesson the cost on maintaining pipelines, dams and treatment facilities.
This is a win-win-win, as you will be able to turn on a renewable resource to supply water to your home, reduce your water bills and reduce your environmental impact.
Another reason people consider installing a rainwater tank is the savings associated with collecting and storing rainwater. It is not just the cost of mains water that increases every year, it is the cost of maintaining the infrastructure that delivers water to the home. Pipes, valves and pumps all need to be maintained to deliver a continual supply of mains water.
Households generally use mains water everyday for watering gardens, flushing toilets and washing clothes, if you have a water tank, then all these day-to-day activities could be using free rainwater. You can have beautiful looking gardens and lawns using water that won’t cost you a cent once the water tank is installed. Every time it rains you collect and use.
It’s important to remember that precautions need to be taken in delivering the water to the tank and storing the rainwater in the tank, as chemicals are not used to maintain water quality. Essendon Plumbing Services can help prevent leaves and debris from entering the tank by installing first flush and screen filters, as well as gutter protection when the rainwater tank is installed. You can also prevent animals from entering your tank by maintaining closed entry and exit points and follow the manufacturers recommendations regarding routine maintenance and cleaning of water tanks.
Pumps are another item that need to be addressed when designing a rainwater tank system that can deliver water to toilets, clothes washing machines and garden irrigation systems. A correctly sized pump will deliver consistent water pressure and not fail your appliance warranty periods. Too much pressure can damage washing machines, toilet inlet valves and waste a lot of water on irrigation systems. Too little pressure can starve your irrigation system, toilets and washing machines and leave them ineffective in doing what they are designed to do.
Types of Water Pumps
There are two main types of rainwater pump systems to choose from for a typical household.
- Pressure Vessel Pumps
These pumps create variable pressure systems. In systems with pressure vessel pumps, when a tap is turned on, water is drawn. Once the water pressure is down to 20psi/140-kpa (the lower end of the two numbers), the pump starts up. When the pressure reaches 40psi/280kpa, the pump shuts off.
- Constant Pressure Pumps
These pumps create constant pressure systems. They tend to use the same motor and pump body as variable pressure system; however, they also have a constant pressure control valve system fitted. The latest pressure control valve systems are simple, efficient and very cost effective.
Many factors influence the recommendation on the most appropriate pump type and size to deliver water around your home. We will provide you with all the information as part of our design recommendations to make the correct decision for your home and family.
You’ve purchased a water tank, now what?
Essendon Plumbing Services has the expertise and knowledge to design and install rainwater tanks around your home or business. Call us on 03 9335 4755 24/7, 365 days a year.
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