How To Keep Your Water Dispenser Clean
A water dispenser is a great way to get a fresh supply of drinking water that tastes great. Make sure that your water from your water dispenser is clean as well by cleaning your water cooler each time you switch out an empty water bottle.
#1 Unplug The Cooler
Since you can't really turn a cold and hot water dispenser on and off, you need to unplug it to power it down. Unplug the water dispenser before you anything else.
#2 Take Off The Water Bottle & Drain It
Next, take the big water bottle or water jug off the top of the cooler. Then, put a cup under the hot and cold water spigot and open the spigot. Allow the rest of the water inside of the container to drain into your cup.
#3 Take Off The No-Spill Guard & Battle
Then, take the no-spill guard out. This is the the slotted guard where you place your cup. Then, take off the battle as well. When you take these parts off, be careful with them so you don't break them. You can wash them with dish soap or run them through your dishwasher.
#4 Use Cleaning Solution
Put cleaning solution in the cooler reservoir. Then, use a long-handled brush to scrub the inside of the cooler reservoir. Be sure to scrub up and down inside of the reservoir.
Once you are done scrubbing, put a cup under the spigots above. Open up both the hot and cold water spigot and let the cleaning solution run through the spits until all the cleaning solution is drained out of the cooler reservoir.
#5 Flush The Dispenser
You don't want to leave behind any cleaning solution. Put some tap water into the reservoir and rain the water out into a bucket through the spigots. Repeat this process two or three times to get rid of the cleaning solution.
#6 Put Everything Back Together
Finally, put the no-spill guard and battle back into place. Put your new fresh water bottle on top of your cooler. Run the spigots until you get a cup of water, and plug the cooler back in. Your water dispenser should be clean now.
Taking the time to clean your hot water dispenser will help ensure that you are able to enjoy fresh water and will keep your water dispenser in good shape and help prevent it from breaking down.