A couple of weeks ago, Muscat's busiest lady blogger, Heather, posted on Muscat Where Can I Find that she was getting her water tank cleaned. Lot's of people commented, with one particular man doing a pretty good impression of an ostrich with his head in the sand, who refused to accept that people's water tanks could get dirty with sediment from the water. But enough of that.
I've lived here in Oman for over 7 years, first in an apartment, then in two different twin villa's, with our own water tanks. I've never thought to clean them before, but when I saw Heather's post, I knew I should call the guy to come and clean my water tank - I've been in my current place for just about 2 years and I know I've not cleaned it in that time.
I called up Sam from Green House and his English was great, we agreed a time, and a price, to come to my house to clean my water tank. He turned up on time and on the right day (!) with a team of guys to clean out my water tank. They had all their own gear with them, and were polite and courteous to my wife and I.
Sam takes his team up to the roof and after a few minutes comes to find me and asked where my water tank lid was. I didn't even know the lid was not on the tank - not a great start. We found the lid on the lower roof and all was well again. Until he sent me the pictures of the inside of the water tank.
Gross. I'm just grateful that I use bottled water for the kettle. So Gross. They found a lot of algae and bacteria... and a dead bird in the water tank.
After they cleaned the tank out, it looks like this now:
Much better! I also got my house sprayed for ants at the same time, and I paid RO 100 for both services together, Sam tells me his normal charge for a water tank my size is RO 60 - and well worth it if you ask me. I'll get him back again in 6 months and see what the water tank looks like then!
If you'd like to get your water tank cleaned, or mattresses deep cleaned, or spray for bugs, or your sofa cleaned or a whole bunch of different services, give Sam a ring on 9249 2399! They have a facebook group here.