Water Tank Replacement

As water storage tanks become older, they deteriorate, mainly due to corrosion and chemical attacks.
Here at Techright, we can offer a replacement or relining solution to our Northern Ireland customers.

Signs that it’s time to replace your water tank

When it comes to your water tank, there are a few signs that it may be time for a replacement. Leaks are a clear indication that something is wrong, and can lead to water damage and mould growth if left unchecked. Reduced water pressure is another common sign, which may be caused by sediment build-up or mineral deposits in the tank. Rust or corrosion on the tank, strange noises, and an increase in your water bill are also signs that it’s time to consider a replacement.

Techright Environmental specialises in the supply and installation of water tanks that are approved by WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme). During the replacement process, we also offer temporary solutions to ensure that your water supply remains uninterrupted. Our experienced team will thoroughly inspect your existing tank, discuss your specific requirements, and provide you with a detailed survey report. Based on our findings, we will offer recommendations and cost estimates for either repairing or replacing the tank. We understand that repairing may be a more cost-effective option in some cases, and we will provide you with suitable alternatives, such as water tank lining, to consider

Benefits of Water Tank Replacement


  • Enhances water safety
  • Keeps your water supply clean and fresh
  • Protects against corrosion
  • Bacterial resistance to Legionella and other microorganisms
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Prevents disease outbreak
  • Reduces biofilm build-up
  • Keeps tanks clear of sediment and silt
  • Ensures compliance with the Health & Safety regulations

Our Ultimate Guide to Water Tank Replacement


According to HSE guidelines, Cold Water Storage Tanks should be installed in compliance with The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009. If you require our water tank replacement services, our team of experts specialising in Legionella remediation can handle the task with precision and efficiency. We recognise the significance of maintaining a consistent and clean water supply, which is why we schedule our work during off-peak hours when your premises are typically unoccupied. Factors the team will consider when installing your water tank:   

  • Sourcing the right type of water tank for your home or business
  • Cold water tanks should have secure, tightly fitting lids. Insect and vermin screens should be fitted to protect any pipework open to the atmosphere, such as the overflow pipe and vent
  • The volume of stored cold water should be minimised and should not normally exceed that required for one day’s water use
  • There should be a regular water flow throughout the system and all outlets to avoid stagnation 
  • Thermal gain should be kept to a minimum by adequate lagging and separation of cold water services pipework and components from hot water services and heating systems
  • Water fittings should only be chosen where they are compliant with the Water Supply (Water fitting) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009. 

When it comes to replacing your water tank, our team takes into consideration all the necessary factors to ensure that the best tank is selected for your specific premises. After the installation process, our team will also take care of cleaning and chlorinating the tank. To ensure its cleanliness, we collect and analyse microbiological samples at a UKAS accredited laboratory. We provide a comprehensive completion report, tank certificate, and microbiological test results, giving you the assurance that your stored water is safe, clean, and compliant.

Before After

Understanding the Need for Replacing a Water Tank

Replacing a water tank is a crucial maintenance decision that impacts both the efficiency and safety of a water supply system. Over time, tanks can suffer from wear and tear, corrosion, or contamination, leading to the deterioration of water quality and the potential for leaks or structural failure. Recognizing the signs that indicate a need for replacement, such as visible rust, leaks, or a change in water taste or color, is essential for timely action.

The Process of Replacing a Water Tank

The process of replacing a water tank involves several key steps, starting with the selection of a suitable new tank that meets the specific needs of the household or facility. This includes considering the material, capacity, and type of the tank. Professional installation is recommended to ensure that the new tank is properly connected to the existing plumbing and water supply systems. The process also typically involves the removal and safe disposal of the old tank, adhering to environmental regulations and safety guidelines.

Benefits of Timely Water Tank Replacement

Timely replacing a water tank can lead to significant benefits, including improved water quality, increased efficiency, and reduced risk of leaks or water damage. A new tank can also offer better insulation properties, reducing energy costs associated with heating water. Additionally, modern tanks are often made with materials that are more resistant to corrosion and wear, extending the lifespan of the tank and offering better value over time.

What Clients Say?


The professional attitude taken during the recent extensive works on site in relation to not only the job itself but with regards to health & safety was excellent. Aaron led the project from start to finish and was in full attendance for the duration of the works which gave us as a company the confidence to know the job would be executed correctly. Aaron’s team and third party contractor also carried out their duties to a very high standard.

Richard Barnes, Health and safety Manager FINNEBROGUE

I have been using Techright as water treatment specialists for the service, monitoring, and risk assessment of our water systems for several years. Aaron and his team have always provided a first class, cost-effective support service, and maintained a high quality of work. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any prospective client.