Having access to clean water is a key aspect of maintaining a healthy lifestyle based on the fact that our bodies consist of 60% water, as to which we lose by conducting various activities throughout the day. We have to replenish our body’s water reserve in order to remain healthy and happy. Many people have turned to bottleless water coolers to minimize their impact on the environment. However, you need to ensure that you sanitize your unit on a regular basis. In this post, we list some things to consider when it comes to doing just that.
Create a Safe Disinfecting Solution
Most health experts suggest that bottleless water coolers should be cleaned at least once per month. This helps to prevent bacteria from tainting your water supply. One of the reasons why some people never consider cleaning their cooler is because they’re uncertain about the kind of chemicals that can be safely used on the cooler. One of the things you can do to ensure that your disinfecting solution is safe, is to make your own. To do that, simply add 1 tablespoon of bleach into a container that’s filled with a gallon of water. Once you have done this, unplug the unit and get ready to clean and sanitize your unit.
The first section you should focus on is the the exterior portions of the unit. While this may not seem necessary, research shows that the average household appliance has more germs than the handle of a toilet seat. For instance, the coffee pot has 69x more germs than the handle of the toilet and the microwave is even worse, featuring over 74x more bacteria than the toilet handle. Needless to say, items which you frequently touch in your home need to be cleaned, such as the exterior portion of your cooler. You can start the process by using a mixture of soap, water and your disinfecting solution to wipe down the faucets, lid, and the color itself. However, ensure that you focus on cleaning the faucets to the best of your ability because this is the place where bacteria tends to grow. Once you’ve done that, dry the machine with a paper towel, then, drain the cooler through the faucets.
Plug Hot Water Tank
Chances are that, unless you’re cooler is more than 14 years old, it can provide both cold and hot water. Therefore, it’s important that you use the cooler’s plug to plug the cooler’s hot water tank. This will help to ensure that the cleaning solution doesn’t run into the tank and prevent you from possibly drinking bleach.
Clean Interior Portion
The first thing you should do to clean the interior of your cooler is to use a dry cloth or paper towel to wipe it out to remove film. Next, pour your disinfecting solution into the cooler and fill the tank with regular water. Let the solution sit for 15 minutes, then drain the solution through the faucets. It’s suggested that you should do this 3-4 times to ensure that it is thoroughly sanitized.