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Cleaning Water Cooler

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Nyboy, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Nov 14, 2017
    Nyboy

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    I just got a email from poland springs that the water cooler should be cleaned make a appointment. Claimed cleaning kills 99.9 bacteria should be done 2 to 4 times a year . Price is $49.99 a cleaning. I am not going to spend $200 a year having cleaning done. If I add bleach to water then run all water though machine that should kill any bacteria right ?
     
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    majorcatfish

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    it's not just bacteria, it all the other stuff that builds up over time...that bleach will not remove..
     
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    flowerbug

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    water cooler?

    if it needs cleaning perhaps the water they're bringing you isn't so good?

    *confused*
     
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    Nyboy

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    w_r_ranch

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    Bleach will do the trick.
     
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    Nyboy

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    For the price of 2 cleanings I can buy a brand new cooler. I think i am still a little raw over money after spending $950 on something thats worked for over 10 years
     
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    majorcatfish

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    Maybe it’s time to get a couple quotes from other companies and have maintenance included. Just my two cents
     
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    bobm

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    To get rid of calcium deposits , you can spray with WD-40 wait a few minutes and wipe and rinse and rinse all residue away, followed by 10%Chlorox and rinse well, followed by a bottle of hydrogen peroxide ( from your pharmacy- used to clean wounds) , rinse well. That should remove the gunk and kill 99.9% of bacteria.
     
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  9. Nov 16, 2017 at 4:49 PM
    ninnymary

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    Just get one of your staff to clean it out every 6 months.

    Mary
     
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    flowerbug

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    wd40? ew! tell me that's a joke... :)

    i could see where something like CLR would be useful, vinegar, ammonia or bleach in extreme cases (don't mix these).

    can't ever imagine using wd40... :)
     
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