When you have a water delivery service bring water into your home, you will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining your water cooler. Fortunately, this is easy to do and you do not need special equipment. All you need to do is follow these steps.
Preparing Your Sanitizing Solution
You will want to clean your water cooler every six months or after every water change, whichever comes first. Begin by filling a bucket with a gallon of water. Then, add one tablespoon of bleach to the bucket.
Preparing the Water Cooler
Make sure the water cooler is always unplugged before cleaning it. If your water cooler also provides hot water, you will need to stop the opening of the hot water tank with a cork or plug. The hot water tank must not allow for the
Removing the Water guard
Look for the water guard. This is a part of the water cooler that punctures the bottle cap so the water can be released. Not all water coolers have this. Those that do need to have the water guard removed before the water cooler can be cleaned. They can usually be removed with a twisting motion.
Wiping Down the Cooler and Rinsing
Wipe down the inner surface of the water cooler with a sponge and the bleach solution. Let the bleach sit on the inside of the water cooler for at least five minutes. Then, drain the bleach solution. The walls on the interior of the water cooler will likely have
Use the sponge and bleach solution to wipe down the water bottle
Replace the water guard. Then, you are ready to place the water bottle back on top of the water cooler. Take out the drip tray and screen. Place these in