Monday, September 20, 2010

Cleaning 5 Gallon Plastic Bucket Properly

Your gardening project with the 5 gallon plastic bucket is over. Now you want to make use of it to something else inside the house, which requires it to be a more hygienic container. The first thing you need to do before storing anything into it is to clean it. Here are some tips  to do a proper cleaning to your 5 gallon plastic pail.

  • First and foremost, empty the bucket completely from any sticking dust, debris or whatever visible dirt you see on it.
  • Secondly, spurt some dishwashing detergent to the bottom of the bucket and mix it with some hot water.
  • Scrub thoroughly the surface of the pail both inside and outside.
  • Empty the bucket and rinse it with warm water to get rid of the soap residues.
  • Once looking clean, fill it in with hot water and stir in a cup of baking soda.
  • Close the lid and leave it under the sun for 48 hours.
  • When it is time, empty the pail once again and fill warm water in.
  • Have 2 cups of chlorine bleach ready and pour it into the water and stir well.
  • Put it back under the sun for another 48 hours.
  • Empty and rinse the bucket and lid and put it under the sun again to dry.

This time, your 5 gallon bucket is clean and ready for its next use, either at home or at the office.

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1 comment:

  1. I have 5 buckets, but only 3 have the gamma lids. I love how these lids make it so easy to open and close and are tight at just the right amount. I would like to order 2 more gamma lid sets to use on the other 2 buckets, but you seem to sell only in sets of 3. I love these buckets. I'm a baker and store flour, sugar, and other dry ingredients, like pasta. All have always come out of the buckets just like new. Even dried fruit stores well.

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