How often should I shock?

We recommend shocking quarterly to help eradicate bacteria and biofilm that may be settling deep in your waterlines.  The number of times you need to shock commonly depends on which shock product you are using, if you are using a daily treatment, and if you’ve shocked before.  At a minimum, we recommend following the dental unit manufacturer’s instructions for use.

We see offices get great testing results when shocking with diluted bleach. Visit our How to Shock guide for a step-by-step tutorial on how to shock with diluted bleach!