Cleaning & Sanitizing

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Birdman18, May 12, 2010.

  1. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    Queens, NY

    Just wanted to know if this method of cleaning & sanitizing incubator was good. I wiped the incubator with clorox wipes which are suppose to kill bacteria and germs then i rinsed it a few times with warm water then i added some hot boiled water twice to really get it sanitized. Does this sound like i got the incubator cleaned and sanitized? I think I'm ready now to start incubating.
  2. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I clean mine with a bleach and water mix and put out in the sun to dry [​IMG]
  3. Ryu

    Ryu Songster

    Jan 6, 2009
    Keeping the surface wet with 5% bleach for five minutes will kill just about everything.

    I use Lysol I.C. (Quaternary disinfectant) on they really icky stuck on messes, or on surfaces I don't wan't to bleach.

    As a shortcut, I have used the Lysol Germicidal wipes to wipe down the shelves and innerwalls of the Brinsea between settings. I haven't had any issues yet, but I don't think they do a great job.

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