Health professionals advise at least about 34 ounces of water each day. Still, reliable drinking water might not be available in all places of work. Store bought water becomes costly quickly if that is your best option at your workplace. With students back in school, now’s a great time for a reminder of the need for keeping your reusable sports bottles clean.
Reusable water bottles, also called sports bottles, are a well known eco-friendly and cost-saving replacement for paying for water in a throwaway containers.
Reusable water bottles are available in all sizes. It’s really no problem finding one that holds 34 ounces or more, and they keep the water colder for a longer time. The most important thing to keep in mind with regards to a reusable bottle is to clean it often to help keep it free from bacteria; inside and out. Should you keep other liquids inside your bottle you should sanitize it every day.Bacteria thrives in shadowy, moist environments. Under the appropriate conditions, water bottles make a welcoming dwelling for bacteria, so sanitizing the container frequently is the best way to keep your drinking water refreshing, clean, and healthy. Sports bottles have spouts, filters or tops which are as important to keep disinfected as the bottle itself. Care should be taken to wash them adequately to make sure your water is fresh and hygienic.
Bacteria thrives in shadowy, moist environments. Under the appropriate conditions, water bottles make a welcoming dwelling for bacteria, so sanitizing the container frequently is the best way to keep your drinking water refreshing, clean, and healthy. Sports bottles have spouts, filters or tops which are as important to keep disinfected as the bottle itself. Care should be taken to wash them adequately to make sure your water is fresh and hygienic.
Starting to seem complicated? It’s really not.
These are a few ideas that will give good results:
1. The dishwasher is the simplest option if you have one. Make sure your water bottle is dishwasher safe. Many are, though not all brands can be put in a dishwasher. Load tops and spouts segregated from the bottle.
2. Clean them by hand using warm soapy water with the same detergent used for utensils, plates, and cups. Use a brush to help reach the spaces inside the bottle as well as the grooves of the screw tops. Once washed, rinse off with warm water and leave your bottle on the rack to air dry or wipe it with a towel.
3. When you are away camping, or taking a weekend hike, Sigg Water Bottle Cleaning Tablets or Nalgene Reservoir Cleaning Tablets are certainly convenient. Think Alka-Seltzer. Just fill your bottle with water, drop in a tablet, let it fizz for about thirty minutes, rinse thoroughly, and you are good to go.
If you are on a budget, Efferdent Denture Cleanser is anti-bacterial. It’s going to deliver the results but it costs about a fifth each tablet as the ones branded specifically for water bottles.
4. This last method is not good for everyday cleaning, but in a pinch, to kill any germs and microorganisms, coat the inside with a teaspoon of Clorox bleach, swirling the container to get it into the crannies. Fill up the remaining container with warm water, and let the bottle sit overnight. Rinse out with warm soapy water. Trace amounts of bleach can’t hurt you. Just make sure you don’t use too much, and rinse it well before using.
The popularity of reusable sports bottles is on the rise. The current scare over the pervasive use of Bisphenol A in plastics has bottle makers changing to safe, BPA free construction materials. They are functional, colorful, trendy, and they also have an enormous impact on reducing the environmental waste produced by disposable water bottles.
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