It's a good idea to clean and disinfect your water cooler every time you change the water bottle. This will kill germs (microbes) so they don't get in the water. Always
unplug the water cooler before you clean it.
Use a cleaning (disinfecting) solution to clean your water cooler. You can buy a cleaning solution or make your own.
Whenever you make or use cleaning solution, protect yourself by wearing:
The best time to clean a water cooler is when you replace an empty water bottle. Follow these instructions for cleaning:
Do not use bleach on hot water cooler systems. To clean a hot water cooler:
If you have any questions, contact Alberta Health Services
Environmental Public Health.
Current as of: September 28, 2021
Author: Environmental Public Health, Alberta Health Services
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