In order to prolong your system’s life, reduce the potential for damages and ensure you enjoy maximum benefits, there are some things that you should undertake regularly:
Your rooftop should be cleaned regularly to avoid contamination of the runoff. Dust, leaves, animal excrement and dead insects accumulate on the roof during dry weather. It is therefore important to make sure that the roof is cleaned before the rainy season starts, followed by a monthly check to keep it clean.
2. Overhanging branches
Ensure that branches overhanging the roof are regularly trimmed back.
Ensure that gutters are free from leaves. It is a good idea to consider installing gutter mesh.
Regularly check the pre-filtration device(s) to ensure that it is free from leaves and that rainwater is able to pass through.
5. First Flush Diverter
If a First Flush Diverter is installed, check and clean it out on a monthly basis. Ensure that the diverter is dripping out sufficiently in order to reset the system.
6. Keeping your tank clean
Inspect the inside of your tank every 3 months to make sure that leaf litter has not built up at the bottom of the tank. A properly designed system should not allow leaves and other material to enter the tank.
7. Water Quality
Remember that water collected from your roof will not be clean. If you intend to use the rainwater for drinking purposes, consult an installer with experience in installing water filtration systems. For irrigation purposes, however, this water is ideal.
If any filters are installed before or after the pressure pump and/or water tank, please ensure that they are cleaned and/or replaced as per the installer and manufacturer recommendations.
If a UV-light is installed, make sure to replace the globe as per the manufacturer recommendations.