Avoid using harmful household cleaners to maintain a Polar water cooler. Vinegar harnesses the power to rid it of germs and bacteria while preserving the health of your household. In a few simple steps, the Polar cleaner can reach its optimal performance while protecting the environment.
- Prepare the cooler for cleaning
Empty the contents of the reservoir. Remove the electrical cords from the outlet to prevent an electrocution. Turn the power switch off if the cooler has one. Allow the ice in the cooler to melt to avoid temporary clogging of the faucets below.
- Clean the reservoir and cooler
Add one-half of vinegar to a gallon of water. Pour it into the reservoir, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Empty the liquids through the faucet. Rinse twice with a gallon of warm water. Wash the openings of the faucet with warm water with a damp towel. To ensure maximum performance of the cooler, clean the exterior parts as well.
- Reconnect the cooler for operation
Install a new reservoir after everything has been cleaned. Plug the electrical cords back into the outlet. Wait 10 minutes for the water to get cold or hot depending on the settings.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals
Avoid using harsh household chemicals while cleaning the cooler, as they may alter the taste of the water and, in some cases, lead to poisoning. Keep the cooler away from dust or dirt, as the elements may contaminate the water.