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How do you clean an umpire whistle?

A clean whistle is essential for any referee. It not only ensures a clear sound during the competitions, but is also important for hygiene. With regular maintenance, you can ensure that your whistle stays in optimal condition, and therefore lasts longer. In this blog post, we share a simple and effective way to clean your referee whistle.

What do you need?

Before you start, make sure you have the following items on hand:

  • Warm water
  • Mild soap (for example, dishwashing detergent)
  • A small brush or an old toothbrush
  • Disinfectant spray or solution (optional)
  • A soft cloth or kitchen paper


  1. Disassemble the whistle (if possible):If your whistle consists of several parts, take it apart. This makes it easier to clean every corner thoroughly.

  2. Make a soapy water:Mix warm water with a little mild soap.

  3. Cleaning:Use the small brush or old toothbrush to gently scrub the whistle on the inside and outside. Pay extra attention to the slits and openings where saliva and dirt can accumulate.

  4. Rinse:Rinse the whistle thoroughly under running water to remove all soap residue. Be sure to shake out the whistle properly to remove excess water.

  5. Disinfect (optional):If you want to take an extra step in the cleaning process, you can use a disinfectant spray or solution. Make sure it is safe to use on plastic or metal, depending on the material of your whistle.

  6. Drying:Dry the whistle with a soft cloth or let it air dry on a clean towel. Make sure the whistle is completely dry before putting it back together or using it.

Extra tips

  • Frequency of cleaning:Depending on how often you use the whistle, it is recommended to clean it at least once a month.
  • Preserve advice:Keep your whistle in a dry, clean place when you're not using it. Consider a specialBagOr box to protect it from dust and dirt.
  • Avoid aggressive chemicals:Do not use aggressive cleaning agents or abrasives as they can damage the material of the whistle and can be harmful to your health.

By following these steps, you ensure that your whistle will not only stay clean, but will last longer. A well-maintained whistle adds to your professionalism on the pitch and makes sure you are ready for every match.

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