The recent pandemic has made people more aware of the necessity of keeping things sanitized in their places of work. One of the most commonly used pieces of equipment in an office is the water cooler. Keeping this equipment clean and safe for everyone to use is not as difficult as you may think.
For the exterior of the water cooler, you can wipe it down with a disinfecting cloth periodically to keep it sanitized – Wiping off the buttons or handles after each use is encouraged. The inside of the machine should be sanitized as well. This can be accomplished each time you change the water bottle.
After removing the water bottle, wipe down the area where the bottle was sitting with a disinfectant cloth and allow it to dry. You can then clean the interior of the machine using a solution of vinegar and water and running it through the dispenser. This will clean and disinfect the entire interior of the machine. You should rinse with cold water afterward so that no vinegar taste remains.
If you do not want to use vinegar, you could use a commercial-grade bleach-based sanitizing solution. However, you must follow the directions carefully and allow the machine to dry completely. Make sure that the sanitizer you choose is approved for use on food preparation surfaces.
If you have any questions about keeping your water cooler clean and safe for use, contact your Greensboro office water supply rep. Your rep can help make sure that your office water remains safe for everyone to enjoy.
Additionally, if you are considering replacing your office water cooler because of community use, speak with your Greensboro office water supply rep about water filtration products.