Tank inspection services are needed regardless of the material your water tank is made of. Crevices and cracks are likely to appear in cement as well as fiberglass tanks over time. A maintenance session held at regular intervals will help keep your water tanks in optimal condition.
Fiberglass tanks usually need repairs when they are cracked or leaking. However, if the cracks and leaks are minor, here are two ways to repair them yourself:
The first thing you need to evaluate is the size of the crack in your fiberglass tank. If the crack is large, you’ll need to get it repaired by a certified FRP tank specialist. However, if the cracks are small, you can follow these simple and fairly quick steps that require no special knowledge or tool:
- Empty your water tank and allow it to completely dry from within.
- Once the cracks are located, mix two compounds to prepare an epoxy solution.
- For better adhesion of the solution, drill two small holes on either side of the crack.
- Spread the solution over the crack with a spatula until it is completely covered.
- Jam the mixture into the two holes you had drilled earlier.
- Now, use a fiberglass patch and smooth it over the applied solution.
- Seal the patch with another epoxy layer using a paintbrush.
- Let the solution dry for 24 hours before you refill your water tank.
This method can be applied when the cracks are at the top of the tank and are smaller in size. To successfully carry out your fiberglass tank repair, you will need a soldering iron. Follow the steps below to accomplish this procedure:
- Preheat the soldering iron
- Touch the top of the crack with the soldering iron and allow it to melt
- Once the crack has joined, let it thoroughly dry
- Wait for the tank to cool down before you check for leaks
- If your tank is still leaking, you will have to repeat the process more carefully
Even though the steps mentioned above are simple, It’s best to hire an expert for the job. To avoid safety hazards, hire a certified FRP tank inspection company to help you. We, at Hudson Fiberglass, conduct FRP tank repair services that are optimum and cost-effective. For more details on how we work, visit our website.