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Water Dispenser/Cooler Maintenance and Cleaning Tips

A handy and helpful water dispenser offers immediate access to refreshing drinking water. It’s more economical than buying individual plastic bottles, as it dispenses the precise amount of water you need and reduces the amount of plastic waste that needs to be recycled. There are a variety of coolers to choose from that offer different water temperatures and sizes. Some options include dispensing room temperature water, chilled water, and heated water. In addition, many coolers come with valuable features such as removable drip trays and lighted control panels. Prices can vary depending on the size and features of the cooler. 

Regardless of the type of cooler you select, it is crucial to clean it regularly. Even if the cooler claims to be self-cleaning, routine maintenance is necessary to avoid the accumulation of bacteria and eliminate mineral deposits from the internal components. Additionally, the exterior requires frequent cleaning to wipe away fingerprints and eliminate bacteria left by hands on the controls. For proper maintenance and regular cleaning, download the OneDios app to ensure the water dispensed remains safe, healthy, and free from contaminants. 

This blog delves into essential water dispenser maintenance and cleaning tips to keep your appliance functioning optimally and your hydration experience delightful.

1.Regular Cleaning ScheduleWater Dispenser

Mistake: Neglecting regular cleaning can lead to the buildup of bacteria, mould, and impurities in the dispenser’s components.

Solution: Create a cleaning schedule and stick to it. Aim to clean the dispenser at least once a month to maintain optimal hygiene. OneDios provides a convenient solution by offering scheduled maintenance services for water dispensers. With their network of authorised service providers, they ensure that trained professionals clean the water cooler as required, ensuring optimal performance and water quality.

2. Disconnect Power

Mistake: Failing to disconnect the power source before cleaning can lead to accidents or damage to the dispenser.

Solution: Unplug the dispenser from the power source before cleaning to ensure your safety.

3. Empty and Drain

Mistake: Not emptying the water reservoir before cleaning can make the process messier and less effective.

Solution: Empty the water reservoir and drain any leftover water to prevent spills during cleaning. Download the OneDios app and book your water cooler service in 6 clicks.

4. Remove and Clean Components

Mistake: Cleaning only the exterior of the dispenser and neglecting internal components can compromise water quality.

Solution: To clean your machine thoroughly, remove all removable parts like the drip tray, water guard and nozzles. Soak these pieces in warm, soapy water and gently scrub them to remove dirt or buildup. Use a soft-bristled brush to clean the entire area, including nooks and corners, and remove any mildew stains that may be present. If you think your water dispenser isn’t working correctly or want to schedule a routine check-up or cleaning, download the OneDios app and book your water cooler service in 6 clicks.

5. Sanitizing Solutions

Mistake: Using harsh chemicals or bleach for cleaning can leave harmful residues and affect the taste of the water.

Solution: Opt for mild, food-safe sanitising solutions. Mix 3-part water and 1-part vinegar or a water-safe sanitiser according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.

6. Scrub the Reservoir

Mistake: Failing to clean the water reservoir thoroughly can lead to bacterial growth and odours.

Solution: Use a soft brush or sponge to scrub the interior of the water reservoir, focusing on hard-to-reach areas. Rinse thoroughly with clean water.

7. Clean the Nozzles

Mistake: Neglecting to clean the nozzles can lead to clogs and impurities in the water flow.

Solution: Use a small brush or pipe cleaner to clean the nozzles and ensure unobstructed water flow. Rinse them thoroughly after cleaning. If you think your water dispenser isn’t working correctly or want to schedule a routine check-up or cleaning, download the OneDios app and book your water cooler service in 6 clicks

8. Rinse Thoroughly

Mistake: Not thoroughly rinsing the dispenser components can leave soapy residue or sanitising solution behind.

Solution: After cleaning, rinse all components with clean water multiple times to ensure there are no traces of cleaning agents.

10. Allow to Dry Completely

Mistake: Reassembling the dispenser before it dries can lead to mould growth.

Solution: Allow all components to air dry completely before reassembling the dispenser.

11. Replace Filters

Mistake: Neglecting to replace filters on time can compromise the quality of water dispensed.

Solution: Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for filter replacement. Regularly changing filters ensure that the water remains pure and free from contaminants. To get the filters replaced on time, download the OneDios app now. OneDios also helps you track your previous water cooler service details, the next service due date, and the parts replaced.

12. Clean the water cooler every time you make a bottle change or refill it.

13. Wipe down the water dispenser’s exterior daily. Use a damp cloth or a drop of mild soap to remove grease, oil and fingerprints.

14. Drain the drip tray frequently, preventing mould formation.


A well-maintained and clean water dispenser provides safe and refreshing drinking water and extends the appliance’s life. By incorporating these maintenance and cleaning tips into your routine, you’ll ensure that your water dispenser continues to function optimally and that your water remains of the highest quality. 

Access to clean and safe drinking water is crucial for maintaining good health. To ensure your family’s well-being and prolong the lifespan of your water cooler, it is essential to take proper care of it. This includes regular maintenance, prompt repairs, and effective troubleshooting to ensure the device remains dependable and long-lasting. With OneDios, a platform offering regular service and extended warranty, you can effectively address common water dispenser problems. 

Please remember that if you want to complete your water cooler service, raise a water cooler service request with OneDios. You won’t need to call various people or search for phone numbers. OneDios provides an end-to-end solution for all your water dispenser service and repair-related issues. Download the OneDios app today. OneDios now covers over 1350 cities in India.

Remember, a little care goes a long way in ensuring your hydration experience is nothing short of refreshing and delightful.