Cleaning expert shares tip for removing harmful bacteria off water bottles

Cleaning expert shares tip for removing harmful bacteria off water bottles

A cleaning expert has revealed the "correct" way to removing harmful bacteria off your water bottle.

Leslie Reichert said if the water doesn't taste as fresh, then it's time to start washing your bottle more frequently.

She said that germs, mould and mildew thrive in moist and dark places, so the inside of a water bottle is a perfect spot for it.

You can start working Leslie's tips into your daily routine as they're quick and simple.

Speaking to Apartment Therapy, she said: "Germs will grow on your reusable water bottles after each and every use.

"Combined with mould and mildew – let's just say this is not a container you would want to drink anything out of."

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If it's a screw-top bottle, it's important to separate the two pieces and run both of them through the dishwasher, if you can.

And for more complicated tops, you have to get a bottle brush to scrub the bottom of it.

From time-to-time you should use fizzy cleaning tablets where you leave it to sit overnight.

Looking for other cleaning hacks?

Mrs Hinch fans shared their "fantastic" hack to get smears off oven hoods without scrubbing.

The oven is known to be notoriously hard to clean, with many people even admitting they don't know how to do it properly.

Alongside a photo of the hood, a woman wrote: "This hood has been wiped over with an antibacterial wipe and has left these marks.

"We have tried wiping it over with water but it has still left these marks. Can anyone suggest what to do? Thanks."

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