Clean a five-gallon water container by washing, sanitizing and drying. The process requires just a few minutes, but air-drying to prevent bacterial growth takes overnight. With proper care and cleaning of the bottle, most tap water remains in good condition for up to 90 days.Continue Reading
Mix one-half cup of baking soda with a gallon of water. Use the solution to rinse the empty container several times.
Kill any remaining bacteria in the container by adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of chlorine bleach to the container. Replace the cap, and turn the container so the bleach contacts all surfaces. Leave the bleach in the bottle for 15 minutes. Rinse the container with tap water until the bleach smell is gone. Three tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide in the bottle provides an alternative to bleach, but requires a one-hour soak time before rinsing.
When refilling bottles after washing and sanitizing, no drying is necessary. For bottles that are stored empty, allow them to drain and air dry overnight to prevent bacterial growth during storage. Place the cap on the bottle before storage to prevent contamination. Empty and rewash filled water bottles every three months.
Many communities have free sharps container exchange programs at the local hazardous waste collection site. People who need to dispose of sharps should contact their local health department or hospital to ask about specific local resources.Full Answer >
To clean your basement, prepare cleaning materials in a container, remove all covers and shake off accumulated dust outdoors, and start wiping all covered items. Use a sponge dampened with warm, soapy water or a mixture of water and vinegar to clean the outer part of the furnace and heater. To clean the floors, use a solution consisting of a teaspoon of mild dishwashing liquid, a cup of ammonia and a gallon of warm water.Full Answer >
A simple way to clean the tarnish off of silverware is to soak the silverware in a container of lemon-lime soda for about an hour and then rinse and dry the silverware. Another simple method to remove the tarnish from silverware is to use a bit of toothpaste on a rag to polish the silverware.Full Answer >
Renting a storage container requires a valid form of identification, some form of payment and an agreement in the form of contract. Storage containers are typically rented out in units of time, such as a period of 15 or 30 days.Full Answer >