How to Clean a Water Cooler Dispenser?

Keeping your water cooler in tip-top shape is important. You want to clean it periodically to make sure there is no odor or other build up on the surface. The last thing you want is for mold to develop. Cleaning the water dispenser is a simple process and one that you should do on a regular basis. 

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The first step is to empty the reservoir of any water that you may have used. To clean the water reservoir, use a soft cloth and a non-abrasive sponge to wipe the walls and exterior. This will prevent any dirt from settling on the interior of the reservoir. After this, rinse it with clean water four times. It should be completely dry before you plug the unit back in. 

Next, take the lid off the water bottle and drain out the remaining water. You can drain the water into a jug or pitcher. Once you have drained out the water, you should flush out the remaining solution. If you want, you can also put some vinegar in the cooler. Vinegar acts as a sanitizer and will remove any traces of mildew and bacteria. 

In the same way, you should also rinse out the drip tray. A microfiber cloth dipped in a cleaning solution can be used to do this. However, this can leave behind a residue that you will have to scrub away. 

When you are done, you should wipe the inside of the cooler to make sure it is completely dry. This is the part of the cooler that you should not use bleach on. Bleach can damage stainless steel and cause corrosion. Instead, you should use a homemade bleach alternative such as hydrogen peroxide. 

While it is tempting to try and sanitize the entire system by using a mix of distilled white vinegar and water, this solution is not recommended. Instead, you should follow the manufacturer’s instructions. 

The water guard is another component you should check to ensure it is free of dust. This is a metal or plastic disc that sits at the bottom of your water dispenser. Depending on the type of dispenser, you can either take it off the unit or clean it with a microfiber cloth. 

While cleaning the water guard, you should also remove any traces of bleach that are on the cooler. You should do this to avoid any corrosion or damage to the plastic or metal. 

There are a few other steps you should follow to make sure your water cooler is sparkling clean. First, you should drain the water from the hot and cold tanks. Make sure the valves are clean and that the bottle opening is clean. 

You should then rinse the reservoir and spigots. Finally, you should run the unit to make sure everything is working properly. Before doing this, you should read the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure you are doing it correctly. 

Finally, when you have finished, you should put the parts back on the cooler. You can wash the parts in the dishwasher or you can simply air dry them.