How to properly maintain and clean your reusable water bottle
Reusable water bottles have become a popular alternative to single-use plastic bottles, not only for their environmental benefits but also for their convenience and cost-effectiveness. However, to ensure that your reusable water bottle is safe for consumption, it's important to properly clean it on a regular basis.
One of the first things to consider is the type of water that you're filling your bottle with. If you're using a water cooler or water fountain, make sure that it's regularly cleaned and serviced to prevent the buildup of bacteria and other contaminants. You can view our servicing plans here.
When it comes to cleaning your reusable water bottle, the best method is to use warm water and dish soap. Use a bottle brush or a long-handled brush to scrub the inside of the bottle, paying special attention to the cap and the mouthpiece. Be sure to rinse the bottle thoroughly to remove any soap residue.
Depending on how often you use your bottle, it may need to be cleaned on a daily or weekly basis.
For example, if you're using your water bottle for sports or outdoor activities, it's important to clean it immediately after use to prevent the buildup of bacteria.
If your reusable bottle has a straw or a spout, make sure to clean these parts separately.
In addition, if you notice any discolouration, stains or odour, that is an indication that your water bottle might need to be cleaned more frequently.
Finally, it's important to note that some materials, such as metal, can be sensitive to certain types of cleaning solutions. Be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions to ensure that you're using the appropriate cleaning method for your water bottle.
By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your reusable water bottle is safe for consumption and that you're getting the most out of your investment. Not only you will be hydrating safely, but you'll aso be helping the environment, by reducing the use of single-use plastic bottles.