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Pet water reservoirs require regular clean-ups as hair, saliva, and food particle in the water can easily be a bed for molds. Cleaning is essential besides the filtration system to make sure what goes into your pet is safe and hygienic.
Here on this page, you’ll have a clear clue on how to clean Laika Aqua Pet Water Fountain thoroughly. A video tutorial is available↓
How to Clean Laika Aqua Pet Water Fountain - Brief Steps
Section I: How to Clean Laika Auqa Pet Water Fountain - In Details
Before the Start - Unplug the fountain
Always take this step ahead of anything for your safety. An uncharged fountain guarantees your safety and allows you to conduct a convenient and thorough cleaning.
Before the Start - Disassemble the fountain
Place the fountain flat and steady on the level ground or table. Slightly lift the side of the indicator light on the top and slowly pour the water on the top back into the tank. Then remove the top.
Take out the water tank, and pour out all the remaining water inside.
What needs to be cleaned?
The top, outer case, water tank, filter box, the pump
Clean the top with a wet sponge and carefully wipe the surface and every corner. Use a towel to dry the top or dry it with the open air.
Note: Lift the pump cable to avoid water splashes; other electronic components are splash-proof; wipe them dry when splashed.
Wash the case with plain water or use a wet cloth or sponge to clean it.
Note: Avoid water splash on the connector. Plug the fountain till it’s dry if the connector accidentally gets wet.
The water tank can be soaked entirely under the water. Rinse the water tank with plain water and wash the inner surfaces thoroughly, especially the corners.
You may clean it with detergent based on how dirty the water tank is, and remember to wash it with running water thoroughly.
Note: Do not use corrosive detergent.
Pull the filter box out, and take out the filter. Rinse the filter box under running water; the corners and the circular in the middle need to be thoroughly cleaned.
The filter can be soaked if you see hair or large particles on the surface. See more about How to Replace the Filter.
Take out the pump, disassemble it, clean every component under running water. For more about how to clean the pump, check How to Clean & Replace the Pump
Section II: How Often Should I Clean the Fountain? - FAQs
Q: How often should I clean my cat’s water fountain?
A: It’s recommended to clean the fountain once a week and change the filter every 3-4 weeks. You can make your adjustment according to your cat’s drinking situation.
Q: My fountain gets slimy very quick, how can I prevent it?
A: *Change the water regularly;
*Change the filter every 3-4 weeks;
*Clean the fountain at least once a week;
*Place the fountain away from sunlight and heat.
Q: Can I use vinegar for cleaning?
A: Yes, it’s safe as vinegar is not toxic to cats. Use an appropriate amount, and rinse the fountain thoroughly to avoid a bad odor that may affect the cat’s water intake.
Q: How long does it take to give a thorough cleaning?
A: Laika Auqa Cat Water Fountain lacks crevices, has smooth surfaces, and has a small number of parts, which is simple to clean. Usually, it takes about 5-10 minutes to go through a thorough cleaning.
Q: I don’t know how to put it back together, help!
A: Laika cat water fountain is easy to operate. You can check the video below for installation.
Section III: Video Tutorial