There are so many things that could go wrong with unclean spray bottles. For one thing, they pose risks to our health. Also, they could easily put a bottleful of household products to waste.
Here are some very good reasons why a good, thorough cleaning is important in reusing spray bottles:
- Compromising Chemical Makeup of New Content
One apparent risk in reusing unclean spray bottles is that they may compromise the chemical makeup of the new content. Spray bottles are frequently used for household substances with high concentrations. Such chemicals are definitely capable of negatively affecting the properties of other liquids. They can expedite the expiration of the new contents or degrade their useful qualities.
- Decayed Substances
Spray bottles are made up of many small parts and have a rather unusual form compared to other types of bottles. This particular characteristic makes spray bottles particularly difficult to clean. Surfaces and gaps that are difficult to reach are areas where unwanted substances could remain present even after washing. When these substances are left behind, they may eventually rot and contaminate the whole container.
Unwashed contaminants and residues are truly harmful to the bottle’s new content. Even further, they can cause problems with the spray bottle’s dispensing mechanism. Unwanted substances may mineralize and cause obstructions in the system.