When I get the tank what should I do first?
Sanitize each tank prior to use to remove any debris from the manufacturing process.
Tanks are made in a warehouse so maybe dusty or scuffed, this does not effect the use or safety of the tank, wipe with a damp cloth to remove surface dust or scuffs.
1. Prepare a chlorine solution using one gallon of water and a ¼ cup of household bleach (5% sodium hypochlorite solution) *DO NOT USE FRESH SCENT OR ANY SCENT ENHANCED BLEACH*.
Never mix bleach with ammonia or other cleaners.
Open windows and doors to get fresh air when you use bleach.
With tank empty, pour chlorine solution into tank. Use one gallon of solution for each 15 gallons of tank capacity.
2. Complete filling of tank with fresh water.
3. Allow to stand for three (3) hours
4. Drain and flush with potable fresh water.
Any residual chlorine odor will dissipate naturally.