SoClean, the world's first automated CPAP Cleaner and Sanitiser is now here in the UK, giving an opportunity to have the same disinfecting and sanitising process currently used in hospitals in our homes.
SoClean kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria in the mask, hose and humidifier tank with no disassembly, no water and no chemicals. Thereby resulting in a safer, healthier way to breathe cleaner air.
The SoClean uses activated oxygen to eliminate any mould, bacteria, and viruses that may be lingering in the CPAP system, and is the same process used in hospital sanitising, water purification, hotel housekeeping and produce handling. To see a demonstration of how it works, see the video below:-
Patients using a Resmed CPAP machine, please click on the 'Important Information' tab to read Resmed's latest statement.
Hope2Sleep Charity have trialled the SoClean on Philips Respironics, Resmed + Drive Devilbiss machines and so found it certainly appears to be doing its job well, in that the air in the machine feels much fresher than with regular sanitising. In fact all our trustees who use CPAP or Ventilation actually now own a SoClean themselves. It is easy to operate after the initial setup, and can be left connected for easy frequent use. We cleaned the facial oils off the mask as usual with the CPAP Wipes after putting into the SoClean, but this is personal choice, and apparently doesn't matter which way around it is done, according to the manufacturer, but it is better for the mask to be completely dry before placing into the SoClean.
The reviews are very positive, and especially for people with sinus issues and who are prone to repeated respiratory infections, nasal stuffiness and allergies.
Some of the Important Questions relating to the use of the SoClean are below, and there are somemore on the manufacturer's website:
Will the SoClean work with my heated hose?
Yes, but you will need an adapter (as listed below).
What size mask fits the SoClean?
The chamber has a 5” X 5” opening and is 7” deep. Any mask under that size will fit. The Philips Respironics' FitLife Total Face Mask WILL NOT FIT inside the SoClean 2 Machine.
Does the SoClean get rid of facial oils from my mask?
The SoClean will inhibit facial oil build-up, but it WILL NOT remove the oils as despite the name 'SoClean', this is primarily a sanitising machine! For people who use CPAP Wipes these will still be needed or your preferred cleaning method will still be necessary). Although the SoClean will sanitise and kill any viruses, bacteria or fungi on your mask some inert residue can be left behind.
What if I do not use a humidifier - can I still use SoClean?
Yes the SoClean works with a humidifier or without out one. If you do not use a humidifier then the SoClean will sanitise the hose, mask, and headgear.
Are there any studies proving that the SoClean works?
Yes - you can download the reports here: SoClean Lab Reports.
When and why do I need to use the SoClean Neutralising Prewash Solution?
The pre-wash is intended to be used on all parts of the CPAP equipment (mask, hose and water chamber) BEFORE using the SoClean for the first time. It is also important to use the pre-wash solution everytime you get a replacement new mask, hose or resevoir.
The pre-wash is a fragrance-free hypoallergenic cleaning solution and it neutralises any pre-existing odours from detergents, and removes any residue from the manufacturing process. (Many people find this SoClean Solution an amazing product even if they don't have a SoClean machine for soaking their masks, as it really does a fabulous job of cleaning).
Do I need to replace any SoClean parts?
Yes - around every 6 months or so (depending on run times), the check valve and the filter need to be replaced. These items are sold together in a kit. The machine is programmed to tell you when these are needed.
Can I keep the SoClean permanently attached to my CPAP machine, or should I detach the SoClean each night and then plug in my CPAP hose?
You should not have to disconnect anything – that is the wonderful thing about the SoClean. Once you have it set up, you can leave it until you have to replace your CPAP hose. In some cases when used with a heated hose adapter, you may have to disconnect the water chamber to fill with water.
If necessary, can I position the SoClean on a shelf below my CPAP machine?
Preferably the SoClean cleaner and sanitiser should be level with your CPAP so the flow is easier, but you can put it on a shelf below your CPAP. You will have enough hose length. If you do put it below your CPAP unit, we ask that you periodically look at the check valve assembly to make sure there is no water in the clear tube, as this can harm you SoClean unit. If you do see water, you should replace the check valve assembly.
Can I use the SoClean CPAP Cleaner and Sanitiser with two CPAP machines?
The SoClean is designed to stay connected to one CPAP machine. You can clean two CPAP machines; however, you will need to disconnect and reconnect your CPAP equipment. This would be extremely cumbersome and not recommended.
If I wash my CPAP mask before putting it into the SoClean, does it have to be completely dry?
It is better to run the SoClean when your CPAP mask is completely dry.
Will I still need to replace the water in my CPAP reservoir while using the SoClean? Or should I just add water as needed?
It really is a personal decision; however, you can be assured that each time you run the SoClean, you are sanitising the water in the humidifier.
- Sleek design and tiny footprint of just 11 inches x 11 inches
- LCD display
- Indicator lights throughout the cycle
- Left or right hose insertion option
- Easy filter cartridge system
- 1 Year Warranty and *30 day money back guarantee for extra peace of mind!
*In the unlikely event of you not being satisfied with the SoClean, returns are accepted only with the original packaging and in the same condition it was sent in. Buyer is to pay return postage to us and the cost of the SoClean and any adapter will be reimbursed upon receipt.
The SoClean Machine is supplied with a UK plug and contains a cartridge which requires replacing approximately every 6 months, depending on usage. The machine give a warning when this is necessary. There is a complimentary small starter bottle of the SoClean Neutralising Pre-wash which needs to be used on all equipment when placing in in the SoClean machine for the first time. (The solution itself is a marvellous product for cleaning the masks, even for people who don't use the SoClean Machine and larger bottles can be purchased on this link SoClean Neutralising Solution).
Most machines are compatible with the SoClean, but if in doubt please contact us.
If your CPAP or BiPAP machine DOES NOT have an attached heated humidifier then you DO NOT need to purchase an additional adapter unless you are using a Fisher & Paykel machine.
When placing your order we have added the most common machines as to whether an adapter is necessary, but the following should help too.
Philips Respironics' Machines:-
Only the new travel-sized DreamStation Go needs an adapter regardless of whether a humidifier is used. All other Respironics' machines WITHOUT a humidifier, do not need an additional adapter.
An additional adapter is needed for all the Respironics' machines when used with a humidifer
Drive Devilbiss Machines:-
No additional adapters are needed with any of these machines.
Only the new travel-sized Air Mini needs an adapter regardless of whether a humidifier or heated hose is used. All other Resmed machines WITHOUT a humidifier, do not need an additional adapter.
An additional adapter is needed for the Resmed machines when used with a humidifer and an unheated hose, or a different adapter when used with a humidifier and a heated climateline hose (the relevant options are available in the shopping baskets when purchasing a SoClean machine or just an adapter).
Fisher & Paykel Machines:-
All Fisher & Paykel machines will require the appropriate adapter, whether or not a humidifier is used.
For any machines not listed above and you need help, please contact us and tell us which machine you are using, whether you have a humidifier and if you are using a heated hose.
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