Are all water coolers bad?
The more “open” a water cooler is, the more prone it is to contamination.
That’s because microorganisms like bacteria can come not only from water but also from the air and hands or instruments used to operate the water cooler. Every point of exposure and the high-touch surface is a potential risk.
Open-system water coolers, which draw air from outside the tank as part of their operating mechanism, are among the riskiest dispensers.
The most common open-system dispensers are the popular jug-style water coolers in offices and waiting rooms.
Temperature and light are two more factors that ultimately influence how safe a water cooler is.
- Clear jugs left in sunlight in a warm room will soon develop a greenish hue — that’s algae.
- While algae in a dirty water cooler may not have the same adverse health effects as harmful bacteria, it can still make your water smell, look, and taste unpleasant.
What are suitable replacements for traditional water coolers?
Stonybrook’s bottleless water cooler systems replace outdated jugs with new technology, offering one-touch or no-touch systems that are safe and easy to use.
Exterior surfaces are low-maintenance to minimize bacteria and viruses. Because the system doesn’t use a reservoir to store filtered water, there’s no place for bacteria to feed and multiply.
Another issue with traditional jug-style water coolers is that they negatively impact the environment and leave a significant carbon footprint.
By going bottleless, you will help the environment and also save space in your home or office by installing a sleek water cooler that provides endless drinking water. You will no longer have to store bulky water bottles that occupy valuable space.
Leave dirty water coolers behind – for good – with Stonybrook’s clean water solutions.
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