A proper cleaning and disinfecting program for water lines is imperative to remove biofilms – either invisible or built-up grunge inside the lines. These programs are necessary as biofilms create ideal conditions for the growth of harmful bacteria. A basic water line cleaning program consists of these three steps:
During each step, walk the line and trigger the nipples with a clean broom to ensure that the whole system is exposed to the treatment. A high-pressure flush of five minutes (or one minute per 100 feet of line) is necessary between each of these steps. Always follow the manufacturer instructions when using water products in your water system.