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a cheap and effective way to disinfect a hot stones tank

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Could you please reccomend an easy and effective way to sanitize and disinfect the hot water tank between hot stones treatments?

I am getting 1 or 2 clients a day, and although I am washing the used stones, I hope to only wash the water tank itself every 3 or 4 days - instead, just disinfect the tank between clients from oily residue and bacteria build-ups.

Our college used soluble tablettes on a chlorine base, but said that we could also use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda.

What are your thoughts about this or a tincture of iodine based solution?

Looking forward to your insights and tips.

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Cleaning Hot Water Tank

Following removal of stones from tank - it/they should not be put back into the tank but into a separate appropriate container which, as well as the tank, contains a sanitising tablet enabling any bacteria to stop multiplying - hopefully, before washing in hot soapy water with a scrubbing brush, left to dry naturally on and under clean towels. At the end of the day the tank should be emptied, washed, disinfected and dried ready for the next day, leaving water in the tank for 3-4 days is a bad habit which must be broken. So to reiterate, Two steralising tablets at the start of the day will keep the water fresh and healthy just so long as used stones are not put back into the tank.

Iodene can be toxic to some people and if the stones are not washed properly will turn the skin and water yellow and in some cases blue dependent upon the type of idodene tincture you use - best kept for open wounds really, but only under medical supervision to be safe.

A cheap and effective way is to use salt - lots of it - lots of hot water and elbow grease (no particular type of salt as the scientists now believe their is no difference between sea salt and table salt) - who knows?

Good luck and I hope this helps. 🙂