Tips for a 5 Gallon Water Bottle Rack
More and more people have opted to use refillable five gallon water bottles instead of having a water filter installed on their sink. The reason for this is usually because the initial cost of installing water filter is quite expensive. Most people look at total price of the filtration system and the cost of the five gallon water bottles and decide that the water bottles are a better choice for their budget. The problems that many people face when they are dealing with 5 gallon water bottles is that they don’t quite know how to store them. For most people the best solution is setting up a 5 gallon water bottle rack.
When you first purchase a refillable 5 gallon water bottle it seems like it is a lot of water. You probably think that it is plenty of water and you won’t have to worry about getting it refilled anytime soon. What you will quickly learn is that you are going to go through the water lots faster than you think. The average person consumes approximately two gallons of water a day. Unless you want to have your bottle filled every day, you are going to need to have spare bottles tucked away somewhere in your house.
You might not see much point in getting a 5 gallon water bottle rack, you probably think you can just set the bottles on the floor and keep them there until you need the water. At first this sounds like a good idea but the bottles take up a lot of floor space, you could be using for other things. The 5 gallon water bottle rack works like a big wine rack and makes it possible for you to stack the bottles up, freeing up floor space.
Most 5 gallon water bottle racks are three tiered and can be used to store three full water bottles at a time. Since there are a variety of styles and colors you should be able to find one that will compliment your interior design. When you are selecting a rack for your 5 gallon water bottles, you want to make sure that the bottom of the rack is covered in rubber which will not damage your flooring.
If you have had a water bottle in storage, it is important that you occasionally rotate the bottle. The sloshing will help keep the water from getting stale and any sediment from settling.
If you have small children, you will want to make sure you set up your 5 gallon water bottle rack somewhere that your child can not get to it. Although the racks are very sturdy, they are not designed to be used as a child’s jungle gym and could tip over if your child starts to climb on it.