This is why stainless steel water tanks are gaining popularity in Kerala

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Whenever it comes to installing water tank, most of us are bothered only about the capacity of the tanks and not the quality. We hardly think about the toxins that reach our body through the water that is stored in such massive plastic tanks.

Studies show that the toxins that are formed in plastic when it is exposed to atmospheric temperature could even cause cancer. As it allows sunlight to penetrate, plastic water tanks become the breeding ground for mould, fungus and bacteria. The water that is stored in such tanks could cause skin diseases, malaria and typhoid.

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Stainless steel water tanks that are becoming extremely popular in Kerala is an excellent alternative for plastic tanks. Unlike the plastic tanks, it is incredibly easy to clean stainless steel tanks. As they are food grade, the quality of the water that is stored in it is not compromised. Moreover, chemicals or other toxins do not get mixed with the water. Besides, these tanks do not allow sun light to penetrate. So, fungus and mould do not grow inside the tank. These metal tanks are environmental friendly too. Stainless steel could be recycled for up to 80%.

Cleaning plastic water tanks is such a hassle and it takes almost a day for that. However, the dirt and other materials in the stainless steel tank could be easily flushed out by opening a drain hole underneath the tank. The installation of such tanks is easy too. Experts say that installing a stainless steel water tank could be a one time investment as you could also secure the health of your family members.

These water tanks offer warranty up to ten years. A tank of 1000 litres cost around Rs 30,000. Meanwhile, it would be around Rs 20,000 for 500 litres. Even though stainless steel water tanks have been in the market for more than a decade, its been only a few years since they began gaining popularity. Using the water that has been stored in the overhead plastic water tank cannot be compared to sipping a few gulps of water from a plastic bottle. It is safer to choose stainless steel water tanks as they are beneficial for the health, in the longer run.

Here are some of the advantages of stainless steel water tanks:
It is safer and ensures health
The stainless steel tanks are food grade, maintaining the quality of the water.
Chemicals do not get mixed in the water
No mould or fungus are formed as it doesn’t allow sunlight to penetrate.
Easy to clean
Easy and quick installation
Eco friendly
Up to ten years warranty.


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