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Water cooler sanitisation

Earlier this week we visited a new customer who had a water cooler that hadn’t been sanitised or serviced for over 5 years. Upon inspection, it was evident that there was a significant amount of biofilm (organic matter) throughout the pipework and inside the reservoir.

When a water cooler or hot water boiler are not sanitised on a regular basis, a build-up of biofilm and organic matter can occur. As a result this build-up can have a detrimental impact on the taste and quality of the water. There is also a risk of bacterial contamination if the water cooler or hot water boiler are left for long periods of time without being sanitised.

Our engineer was able to sanitise the water cooler successfully but had to go through the cleaning process twice in order to remove the build up of bio film.

Why is having your water cooler sanitised so important?

Our industry regulations strongly reccomends that water coolers should be regularly sanitised. Why? Because water is classed as a food product and should be treated the same. As per the WHA guidelines, bottled water coolers should be sanitised every 3 months and plumbed-in water coolers, every 6 months.

Now, more than ever it is important to have your equipment serviced on a regular basis. If you would like to find out more about our sanitisation programmes or book a one off sanitisation, get in touch with our team.


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