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How to Rid Your Coffee Maker of Mold

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

If you have a coffee maker in your commercial building, be aware of the risk associated with this. Mold growth is a serious concern. If you notice a moldy smell, visible signs of mold or a bitter taste in the coffee, it’s time to clean the coffee maker.

How Can You Prevent Mold Growth in Coffee Makers?

There is no fool-proof method that prevents mold from growing in coffee makers entirely. However, these things may be helpful:

• Use filtered water instead of tap water
• Leave the lid off after the brewing
• Change the water after each brewing

Your best bet is to clean the coffee maker on a regular basis. Cleaning not only removes existing mold, it can also keep mold from growing.

How Often Should You Clean a Coffee Maker?

How often the coffee maker is used determines how often you should clean it. Clean the coffee maker at least once a week if it is not used daily and twice a week if it is used more frequently. You are on the safe side, though, if you perform the cleaning on a daily basis.

How Do You Clean a Coffee Maker?

How a coffee maker should be cleaned depends on the type of coffee maker. However, there are general recommendations.

Fill the water chamber with vinegar and water and let the machine brew until half of the solution is left. After this, wait 30 minutes and then finish brewing. The vinegar acts as a calcifying agent, which is especially important in areas with hard water. Next, brew two pots with clean water. Use fresh water and a new filter for each brewing.

You should clean the pot with warm water, dish soap and a sponge after every use. If it is extremely dirty, add some rice and agitate the mix before cleaning it. Finish the cleaning process by wiping the outside of the machine.

Mold growth in coffee makers may be prevented with daily cleaning. Be advised that mold can travel through vents from one room to another. Should you notice a moldy smell or mold in your building in Redlands, CA reach out to a mold remediation professional. Visit http://www.SERVPROsouthredlandsyucaipa.com for more information on mold.

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