cleaning a styrofoam incubator with bleach

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Easter eggers, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Songster

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    Can I clean a styrofoam incubator with bleach water will it damage anything. (Im not gonna clean the motor with it just bottom and wire)
     
  2. Yiannisk

    Yiannisk Chirping

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    Yes you can i do it for years
     
  3. How long have you been incubating ???????????




    It is so hard to get the bleach out and you can very well loose some good egg's ........


    Use ACV and rinse with water afterwards and use warm water then re set up the incubator and turn on for a day to dry it out if you need to wash the screen of let it soak in hot water and scrub it clean with clean rag ...... Now would you wash a egg in bleach ????????
     
  4. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Songster

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    Bathtubs are nice and big and great for washing the incubator... I typically clean it with hot water and soap, rinse well then refill the bathtub with hot water and a capful of bleach, I let it soak for about ten min, rinse well then allow it to dry in the sun for the rest of the day. Before using it I plug it in and let it run for 24-48 hours
     

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