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SoClean Problems and Benefits: User Review
One of the first things my wife and I looked into when purchasing her CPAP device was cleaning agents. We ensured that we got a bottle of Control-III and some citrus wipes along with our purchase. However, it quickly became apparent that we required a more rapid and consistent means of sanitizing her machine. I stumbled upon the SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer while doing some study, and I was pretty impressed. After all, who needs to be hand-washing their CPAP mask, tubing, and humidifier tube daily? Here’s some information for you on Soclean 2, what it accomplishes, and how you can know if it’s the right fit.
What Does the SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaner & Sanitizer Do?
SoClean, the maker of the SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer, claims to be able to destroy up to 99.9% of all dangerous germs and bacteria that may be thriving in your device. This will comprise your hose (even the heated ones), your mask, and your water reservoir if you have one. This really isn’t surprising; after all, we all live with microbes daily. Most of them thrive in moist environments, and if the temperature is warm enough, they will replicate very fast. If you’re unlucky enough to have a small colony growing in your hosing, mask, or humidifier equipment, you could undoubtedly get sick pretty easily. Recall as well that if you’re sick, and still using your apparatus, you are at danger of reinfecting yourself–which is definitely a problem if your immune system is already compromised in some way! The value proposition for the SoClean 2 then is fairly clear in my view.
What Do I Gain If I Decide to Purchase?
The SoClean 2 typically comes with an 8oz pre-wash, a cartridge filter, a check valve assembly, a slot plug, and an AC power adapter (around 7lbs of shipping weight, all told). You should also choose an adapter for your reservoir kit based on your model. This applies in the case that you own any of the CPAP equipment models listed below:
The pre-wash is also regarded as a neutralizing agent. It’s intended to help eliminate any facial oils, fragrances, and dirt that may remain on your mask/tubing. This is important because your apparatus should be clean before using the SoClean 2. For future cycles, it’s best to clean your mask (using wipes preferably) before popping it in for sanitization.
The cartridge filter sits into its individual slot within the unit’s body. You’ll also notice that the slot plug can fit on either side, so you can drop your hose in on whichever side you desire. As a point of note, the equipment will NOT run without the plug being present.
A small check valve is also in place on the unit, which prevents the backflow of water from your injection hose running into the reservoir. This is good because you wouldn’t want the water to get into the SoClean 2’s electronics. It’s usually recommended to change both this and the cartridge filter every 6 months. And even if you don’t remember, the device will actually remind you!
Who Should Purchase This?
Based on all the information surrounding this product, and feedback from its users, the following individuals would greatly benefit:
- Persons who are extremely susceptible to respiratory infections but need CPAP treatment to function on a daily basis
- Individuals who are interested generally in having clean equipment without the assurance of am (almost) microbe-free environment
- People who don’t have the time to clean their machine daily but would definitely desire a rapid solution for sanitization
The positive consumer review indicates that SoClean works excellent, and it has fantastic customer support. Most customers believe that there are no musty smells when using SoClean to clean their CPAP machines.
On the other hand, some customers feel that sanitization leaves behind a mild smell of ozone. Although SoClean describes the scent as being the same as how the air smells after rain, not all consumers can attest since the scent is subjective. Customer reviews show that SoClean leaves an odor in their CPAP machines.