How to Clean a Stainless Steel Drinking Water Fountain

May 5, 2023

Keeping your Drinking Water Fountain Clean and Sanitary

An unsanitary drinking fountain not only detracts from its appearance but can also contribute to the spread of germs among its users. Regular cleaning is crucial to maintain a hygienic drinking water fountain and ensure its proper functionality. Over time, lime and calcium deposits can accumulate, obstructing the flow of water through the bubbler valve and down the drain. Fortunately, cleaning a drinking fountain is a straightforward and cost-effective process. The following steps outline how to clean and disinfect a stainless steel drinking fountain.

Cleaning Drinking Water Fountain Tips

  1. Gather the necessary supplies, which may include a suitable descaler, disinfectant cleaner, paper towels, and a cleaning brush or sponge.
  2. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions or guidelines for the recommended descaling product. If applicable, directly apply the descaler to the areas affected by rust, calcium, or lime deposits. Allow the descaler to sit for the specified amount of time, as instructed by the manufacturer. Use damp paper towels or a soft cloth to wipe away the descaler residue.
  3. Spray a disinfectant cleaner onto the entire drinking fountain, ensuring thorough coverage of the bubbler and its surrounding areas. Let the disinfectant sit for at least 10 minutes to effectively kill germs and bacteria.
  4. Use a suitable cleaning brush or sponge soaked in disinfectant to scrub the interior of the bubbler, ensuring thorough cleaning. After scrubbing, flush water through the bubbler to remove any remaining disinfectant.
  5. Apply another coat of disinfectant to the cleaning brush or sponge. Use it to scrub the grate covering the drain, paying special attention to the edges where mould and mildew tend to accumulate.
  6. Use damp paper towels or a clean cloth to wipe off the disinfectant from the fountain’s surfaces, repeating the process until no residue remains. Run water through the bubbler for a couple of minutes to thoroughly rinse out any leftover disinfectant.

Remember to always follow the specific instructions provided by the manufacturer to ensure the proper cleaning and maintenance of your drinking water fountain.

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