Returning to work? How to recommission your boiler or water cooler

As lockdown restrictions have now eased and we start to return to the workplace, we wanted to advise the best possible way to recommission your Water Coolers and Hot Water Boilers, if you have had to leave them unused for an extended period.

Please find below some quick steps that you can take, to ensure your equipment is prepared and ready to be used on your return. Plumbed-In Water Coolers:

  1. Short Term Shutdown (1 – 4 Weeks)
  • Before resuming use, draw off all water
  • Turn water supply on and allow machine to refill
  • Draw off 5 litres from each tap to flush the system
  • Sanitise taps and dispense area with food-safe spray or wipes
  1. Extended Shutdown (4 Weeks +)
  • Draw off any remaining water from each tap until the machine is fully drained
  • Upon recommissioning, turn on both power and water and allow machine to fill
  • Draw off 5 litres of water from each tap to thoroughly flush the system.
  • Sanitise taps and dispense area with food-safe spray or wipes

Bottled Water Coolers

  1. Short Term Shutdown (1 – 4 Weeks)
  • Before resuming use, draw off 3 litres from each tap to flush the system
  • Replace the 19L bottle if required
  • Sanitise taps and dispense area with food-safe spray or wipes
  • Check best before date on all bottles of water in stock
  1. Extended Shutdown (4 Weeks +)
  • Draw off any remaining water from each tap until the machine is fully drained
  • Upon recommissioning, install a new 19L water bottle and turn on the electrical supply. Allow machine to fill
  • Draw off 3 litres of water from each tap to thoroughly flush the system.
  • Sanitise taps and dispense area with food-safe spray or wipes
  • Check best before date on all bottles of water in stock

Hot Water Boilers

  1. Short Term Shutdown (1 – 4 Weeks)
  • Upon recommissioning, turn on both power (plug in) and water and allow machine to fill - wait approx. 30 mins. (5L boiler) and 60 mins. (10L boiler)
  • Draw off 5 litres of water to thoroughly flush the system.
  • Sanitise taps and dispense area with food-safe spray or wipes
  1. Extended Shutdown (4 Weeks +)
  • Upon recommissioning, turn on both power (plug in) and water and allow machine to fill - wait approx. 30 mins. (5L boiler) and 60 mins (10L boiler)
  • Draw off 5 litres of water to thoroughly flush the system.
  • Sanitise taps and dispense area with food-safe spray or wipes

We are also offering a great NEW range of Workplace Sanitisation Products to help you stay safe in the Workplace, these include Hand Sanitiser, and Sanitisation Surface Sprays. We have also recently introduced a NEW range of contactless Water Coolers and Hot Water Boilers. If you have any questions about anything above please contact us by phone on 0800 0730474 or by email cservice@refershwater.co.uk

Thank you for your continued support and custom. Stay Safe. Best Wishes The Refresh Water Team

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