Reusable water bottles are a great way to stay hydrated throughout your busy day. This trusted item can tag along for your daily commute to the office, accompany you to the gym, and be within arm’s reach during grocery runs. While useful, they can also be a haven for mold growth. Join us to see how you can check for mold in your favorite bottle and eliminate any growth you may find.
Why Does Mold Grow in Reusable Water Bottles
It may be no surprise that water bottles are the perfect place for mold to grow. The environment inside each bottle is moist and contains a minimal amount of airflow, which can allow mold to thrive. These risks are accelerated by the conditions surrounding your bottle as well, like a humid gym or workspace. It is important to note that the mold is growing on food build-up, dust, or any kinks that develop in the biofilm of the bottle over time, not the plastic or metal base.
How to Clean Your Bottle & Defeat Mold Spores
Cleaning the mold out of your water bottle can require some waiting, but the process is quite simple. One key element of the cleaning process is making sure you disassemble the entire water bottle, including the lid, reusable straw, and any silicone pieces.
In mild cases, using soap and warm water can be enough to eliminate mold. This also stresses the importance of washing your water bottle on a regular basis, since it can also help prevent mold. Just wash your bottle as normal at least once a week and dry it off well.
In more severe cases, fill your bottle with warm water and white vinegar before allowing the bottle to soak overnight. In the morning, wash the bottle with water and dish soap. Be sure to scrub hard to loosen up and eliminate all spores.
Contact Mold Medics
If you spot mold in your home, contact our trusted team of mold remediation experts at Mold Medics. Our pet-safe, child-safe, and people-safe treatment methods are trusted by clients all over the Pittsburgh region. We’re so confident in our work, that we even provide a warranty on the treatment date. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to receive your free quote.