There’s something beautifully simple about your air compressor tank. Perfectly symmetrical, round in all the right places, storing air to keep your facility running at peak whenever you need it to. Your tank just stands there silently, doing its job. No fanfare, no thanks necessary, and maybe best of all- very little maintenance.
The tank is the one element of your air compressor system that needs the least regular care. Check for leaks around the pipe joints, regularly inspect the safety valve and gauge and your tank will do its job with little attention. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations if you do have to perform any maintenance or repairs so you don’t void any warranty that may be in place.
Make sure you drain the tank regularly. As your compressor does its job, unless you are well-equipped with dryers, moisture will collect in select place in your system- particularly the tank. Periodically release the air and drain the moisture once in a while.
Unless you have a tank set up for cleaning, you don’t even have to clean it. Tanks can only be cleaned correctly if they have a covered opening you can reach in to. You can remove the cover, and reach in with a mop and soapy water, or rinse out the interior with a hose. This does not need to be done often. If you see rusty water come out of your tank, simply drain it more often.
Do not use chemicals to clean the interior of your tank, these could get into your system and cause trouble.
Tank repairs are rare, but things do happen. In the unlikely event that you do need to have your tank fixed, contact us and our experienced technicians can come out and take a look at what’s happening.
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