When the word comes out that your area has been affected by a boil order, it’s time to take stock of affected water and manage its reach in your home. Any place in your home that uses water is affected, from the kitchen to the laundry room. Start by following these guidelines to avoid contact with contaminated water.
Culligan Man Tip: Place bottled water or pre-boiled water containers in bathroom sinks as a visual reminder to brush and wash hands with clean water.
Hydration Tip: A pinch of salt can help improve the taste of “flat” boiled water for drinking.
After the Boil Order is Lifted
Keeping you and your family safe and healthy during a boil order extends beyond the duration of the order. To make sure your home is prepared to integrate safe, uncontaminated water back into your routine, ensure any remnants of contamination are addressed before you go back to business as usual.
Optional but recommended: Run a bleach cycle through your washing machine.
You’ll also want to make sure you sanitize any water filtration or water softening systems after a boil order has been in effect. Contact your Culligan Man to help you navigate this process, and ask any more questions you may have about bringing your home back from the boil order.