Your fantastic Camelbak Water Bottle is dirty. What do you do? Here are the proper steps to take when cleaning your Camelbak bottle.
Disassemble the entire bottle.
Full unscrew the cap. Pull on the rubber end to remove the bite valve.
Scrub… scrub… scrub…
Using dishwashing soap and warm water, scrub the inside of Camelbak bottle as well as all the parts of the cap. To clean the rubber bite valve, a toothbrush or baby bottle brush works great at removing residue or any sign of mold. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
Sanitize the Bite Valve
If normal dishwashing soap does not remove mold (or you simply want to ensure the valve is extra clean), boil a small pot of water and let the bit valve sit in there for 5 minutes. The boiling water will not damage the valve. This process should kill off any bacteria.
Reassemble the Bottle
Place the bite valve back on the cap and screw the cap onto the bottle. Your Camelbak water bottle is now clean and ready to use again.
- When storing, unscrew the cap from the bottle. You don’t want any moisture in the bottle for long periods as mold can form.
- Use only water or non-oily liquids in the bottle if you are concerned about cleanup.
- For stubborn mold or residue, pour in about 4oz of bleach, swirl it around for a bit, and then let set for 30 min. Rinse out completely.