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3 Things to Look for in a Fire Suppression Water Holding Tank

“Fire suppression water holding tanks” may be a mouthful to say, but they’re no joking matter. Particularly in rural areas, these tanks can be important safety measures to have in place. Given the large responsibility they carry in the case of an emergency, you want to make sure you’re getting a tank that’s going to last long, serve it’s purpose, and keep your water ready to go when needed. We’ll look at a few of the main characteristics to look out for with your holding tank.

Capacity That Meets Your Needs

First things first, your tank must be able to hold the amount of water you’re actually going to need. Fire suppression water holding tanks are all about being prepared should disaster strike unexpectedly, so you need a tank that can stand up to the task of any issue that might arise. That’s why you’ll need a large vertical tank, capable of holding up to 12,500 gallons of water. The best case scenario is that you never have to use that much water and it sits in your tank. But you always want to know that it’s available to you, in case the worst happens. Don’t skimp on size for price – without enough water to put out a fire, you could see yourself losing a lot more assets than just the cost of a tank.

Durability That Reduces Stress

You want your tank to hold a lot of water and you also want to keep that water in the tank. Since most fire suppression water holding tanks are kept outdoors, they’re going to be heavily exposed to the elements. Make sure your tank is something that can withstand the weather and anything else that might get thrown at it. A fracture or leak can be disastrous and leave you in a terrible spot when you actually need to use your tank for an emergency. Plastic/polyethylene tanks are designed to withstand both physical and chemical attacks to their exterior and interior, meaning you can have peace of mind that you won’t have a mess to clean up should your tank get exposed to harsh elements.   

Low Maintenance Levels

Do you really want to spend your time checking in on and taking care of your tank all the time? Some tanks require more maintenance than others – make sure you get something that won’t drastically interfere with your day-to-day life. If you can get a tank that only needs to be refilled once every few years, you’re doing well.

Need some help finding the right fire suppression tank for your needs? We can help. Reach out to Go To Tanks, walk us through what you’re looking for and we’ll help pair you up with the perfect fire suppression tank. While you hope you never need to use it, it’s not a decision that should be taken too lightly. Let us help you pick the right tank the first time.

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