3 Reasons to Use Stainless Steel for Water Storage Tanks

Water is often stored in large tanks for use in emergencies, drinking, and manufacturing. 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. But change is hard, so why make the switch from plastic to stainless steel? Here are 3 reasons to take another look at stainless steel:

  1. Durability - When exposed to pressure, plastic can crack and leak. Plastic tanks are often vulnerable to corrosion and experience expansion and contraction when the weather changes throughout the year. Because of that, it is necessary to replace water storage tanks made of plastic every few years, which is a large added expense for a company. Stainless steel water storage tanks, on the other hand, are corrosive-resistant and last significantly longer.

  2. Safety - Water storage tanks are often used for storing drinking water, especially drinking water for emergency situations. Therefore, it is vital for the water to be clean and safe. Plastic water tanks are likely to grow mold and bacteria. Seepage is also a common problem with plastic water tanks, which can lead to contamination. Stainless steel water storage tanks do not leak, which means that bacteria cannot enter the water tank and contaminate the water.

  3. Recycling - In today’s world, there is an intense focus on the ability of a product to be recycled and keeping our environment safe. The plastic that is used is not able to be recycled and is damaging to the environment. Stainless steel can be recycled and reused once they are ready to be replaced.

If you are interested to find out if stainless steel storage tanks are the best option for your company, contact Chattanooga Boiler & Tank for more details and specifications.