How to Clean a Drinking Water Hose

Posted: Monday, 25 March 2013 by Franklin Borsman in

Mowing your lawn or pulling out the weeds can be a tiring task and can even make your dehydrated, especially in a hot and humid day. Drinking plenty of clean and purified water from a drinking water hose can help you satisfy your thirst and also wash your face to feel relaxed from heat.

But such types of food quality hoses can also accumulate bacteria, dust and tiny insects when they are not used after long time periods. It is recommended to clean the drinking water hose at least one a week to avoid any infection and prevent an upset stomach. Here are steps to clean your drinking water hose:

Step 1

Fill a basin with 10 – 12 gallons of fresh water. Make sure you consider a large basin to use it properly for the drinking water hose cleaning.

Step 2

Add 20 – 25 tablespoons of unscented bleach to the water. This will help in eliminating diseases that can cause germs in the drinking water hose. Keep away from using the scented bleach as the plastic lining of the drinking water hose can absorb the scent. Mix the solution properly for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Now you can wear a clear rubber gloves. Coil the drinking water hose and tie it firmly with a string to avoid any uncoiling in the basin.

Step 4

Submerge the water to the hose. Bubbles will come out from both the ends of the drinking water hose. Once the bubbles stop, it means the hose is completely filled. Now, you can cover the basin with a plastic table or any other covering. Leave the hose inside the basin for a few hours so that it baths properly in the solution.

Step 5

Take out the hose from the basin and wash it from running water to remove the entire solution. Connect the end of hose to a water tap and turn on the water and leave it for 20 - 30 minutes so that the solution will flush out.