When most people think of relying on a well for water, they envision a basic hole in the ground with a draw bucket. However, modern well systems are much more complex, containing several different working components that work in unison to supply water to your home. The water holding tank is possibly one of the most important components of your well water system, as it houses the water drawn for the well until it is needed in the house. While most homeowners just use a water tank as is, it is a good idea to have the tank’s exterior coated with a polyurethane tank coating. Here are a few of the biggest questions you may have about having your well water holding tank coated with polyurethane.
What are the advantages of having a water holding tank coated?
There are a lot of advantages that come along with having a polyurethane coating to your well water holding tank. First and foremost, you will be adding an incredibly resilient layer of protection to the outside of the tank that may otherwise be vulnerable to corrosion and weathering. Polyurethane coating can be applied to a tank that will be situated above ground, but also a water holding tank before it is placed beneath the ground to ward off erosion and corrosion that may be caused by the soil and surrounding groundwater. If you have a tank above ground, the polyurethane coating will also help keep the water from being heated by the sun.
How is the layer of polyurethane applied?
Polyurethane coatings are applied with a high-pressure industrial sprayer. The polyurethane mixture is held in a holding tank that may be hauled in on the back of a contractor’s truck and the spraying unit is attached along with a compressor that pulls the mixture from the tank as it is applied. While polyurethane coating can also be applied by hand, spraying the mixture onto the water tank will give the coating a more evenly dispersed texture and thickness with the application.
How long will the layer of polyurethane last on your water tank?
There is a real possibility that the polyurethane layer of coating will outlast the lifetime of your water tank itself. The applied coating is highly resilient to the elements and will not be prone to corrosion or abrasion over time. Even trying to manually remove the coating yourself would prove to be an almost impossible feat without causing damage to the tank beneath. Contact a company like RSR Industrial Coatings Inc to learn more.