SoClean Machine

Posted by Errol, Volunteer Mentor @duvie, Apr 1, 2018

Hello Everyone,
Many of us who use a CPAP, BiPAP, or other breathing devices have maybe been curious about a SoClean machine that has been advertised on TV quite a bit. I’m not sure but I would imagine that it could also be used for a Trilogy machine or any device which has the same size hoses if their equipped with a water reservoir. We purchased one out of pocket because our insurance did not cover it. It has a certain smell to the hoses after cleaning that many people say is hard to get used to. In the beginning we would disconnect the SoClean and let our BiPAP run for an hour or so to help remove any smell.
Some people say it has a clean smell to it while others say it takes some getting used to but eventually they do get used to it. Knowing that their equipment is free of bacteria gives a sense of comfort.

It works by a small hose coming off the adapter and being placed into the water reservoir oxygenating the water. No drops or chemicals in the water.

The last 2 times Lilbit has been hospitalized we have used our own BiPAP machine in the hospital because Lilbit prefers her own mask. We also brought the SoClean machine to the hospital and the Drs, nurses, and respiratory therapist were all curious how it worked. One therapist asked if we thought it actually cleaned everything. I replied, I don’t know we just have to rely on the FDA information. Has anyone else been interested in the SoClean machine?

Hi, @duvie — thanks so much for sharing your experiences with the SoClean device. I'm thinking that some of our members who have used a CPAP, BiPAP, or other breathing devices would be curious about a SoClean machine. I'm inviting @jimhd @dawn_giacabazi @beatricefay @flor @deyo5656 @mollyb1968 @hosta @danavs @johnhans @kdubois @mzzmimm and @maureercria to share their thoughts on what you've explained about your experience with this device.

@duvie — has this been easy to use, so far?

@lisalucier

Hi, @duvie — thanks so much for sharing your experiences with the SoClean device. I'm thinking that some of our members who have used a CPAP, BiPAP, or other breathing devices would be curious about a SoClean machine. I'm inviting @jimhd @dawn_giacabazi @beatricefay @flor @deyo5656 @mollyb1968 @hosta @danavs @johnhans @kdubois @mzzmimm and @maureercria to share their thoughts on what you've explained about your experience with this device.

@duvie — has this been easy to use, so far?

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Hello I haven’t heard anything about the SoClean machine so I dont have any idea.

@lisalucier

Hi, @duvie — thanks so much for sharing your experiences with the SoClean device. I'm thinking that some of our members who have used a CPAP, BiPAP, or other breathing devices would be curious about a SoClean machine. I'm inviting @jimhd @dawn_giacabazi @beatricefay @flor @deyo5656 @mollyb1968 @hosta @danavs @johnhans @kdubois @mzzmimm and @maureercria to share their thoughts on what you've explained about your experience with this device.

@duvie — has this been easy to use, so far?

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@lisalucier, It has been much easier than having to place the hose in vinegar. The SoClean is used in conjunction with our Bipap while in the cleaning process.
I do still wash the mask in Dawn dish washing detergent almost daily. We use the SoClean once a week.

@duvie Thank you for the good info on SoClean. My husband uses CPAP and we have been considering purchasing this cleaning device. Cleaning the hose with vinegar is a brilliant idea and at this point an affordable option.

Please note that the SoClean machine only kills bacteria. It does not clean the mask or tubes of dirt, oil or any other material. You still need to wash the mask and hoses. I do not own one, but did look at one and decided not to buy it on that basis.

Thank you so much for your reply. I dont think I would buy it. Flor

I purchased the SoClean 2 and love it. I still clean the hose, mask, and humidifier tank weekly but I don't have to do it on a daily basis which was a problem for me. It was more than I wanted to spend but I feel it takes a little pressure off of me having one more thing to do every day…like having my own personal butler ☺

I am thinking about trying the SoClean machine—I have a Phillips, respironics, trilogy 100 machine and it is not listed in their brochure as compatible—but you seemed to have used it. Are there special adapters needed to use the machines together?

Hi @maryjoanncosta, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I have the SoClean 2 machine and love it. I'm sure you would need an adapter but I don't see one listed. if you have a local medical equipment store that would be a good place to stop and ask about the SoClean machine and if it supports or has an adapter for the Phillips Respironics Trilogy100 machine. I did not see one on their website but I did see they had a number you could call and an email address.

https://www.soclean.com/support/soclean-support/soclean-compatibility/
— Contact Us by phone at (866) 501-3705, or by email at info@soclean.com

It definitely makes the daily cleaning much easier.

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I constantly see ongoing discussions with regards to cleaning your machine,,,, much talk about gadgets, solutions, etc….my question becomes has anyone here become sick from their machine? has anyone any proof that they become sick from their machine…..thanks for any input on this, just trying to sort all this out.

can someone explain exactly what the so clean machine does? and how it does it? correct me if iam wrong but it seems to me that it is a OZONE generator??? and it uses the ozone to kill bacteria??? is it the ozone smell that everyone talks about ?

Hello @starfirey2k, you can download the SoClean lab report that documents how it was tested and results here:

https://www.soclean.com/en-ca/support/soclean-lab-results/

To be quite honest I've always thought I had a good sense of smell and I really don't notice a bad odor from my SoClean 2 machine. I've had friends who used an ozone generator for sanitizing their hot tubs and I definitely noticed the smell near their hot tub after it was cleaned.

@johnbishop

Hello @starfirey2k, you can download the SoClean lab report that documents how it was tested and results here:

https://www.soclean.com/en-ca/support/soclean-lab-results/

To be quite honest I've always thought I had a good sense of smell and I really don't notice a bad odor from my SoClean 2 machine. I've had friends who used an ozone generator for sanitizing their hot tubs and I definitely noticed the smell near their hot tub after it was cleaned.

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John, thank you for the quick reply, so the so clean is an ozone generator.. thanks again. I have learned much just reading the posts here.

@starfirey2k

John, thank you for the quick reply, so the so clean is an ozone generator.. thanks again. I have learned much just reading the posts here.

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Glad to help. The machine runs the ozone generator part for 2 minutes and then shuts off but stays locked for 2 hours to complete the sanitizing process. Since your mask with the hose attached to your CPAP machine is placed in the SoClean machine it sanitizes the hose and humidifier tank in the CPAP machine. It has a light that it red when it's generating and noisy buzzing sound. Then it goes yellow for 2 hours and when it's done the light turns green.

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Thanks again, I have been thinking about this machine since I started the cpap in oct. 2018.

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