Is it okay to use diluted bleach on my equipment?
In our experience, shocking with diluted bleach is a great and cost-effective way to eliminate biofilm and other lingering bacteria! When in doubt, we recommend referencing your dental unit manufacturer’s instructions for use on how to effectively shock/clean your equipment.
Make sure to follow the directions for using diluted bleach carefully. We often see first-time shockers leave the solution in the lines for too long or forget to dilute the bleach with water prior to flushing them in the lines, each step is important. If you’d like to check out our how-to video on how to shock, you can head over to our resource library here.
Or, if you have additional questions, talk to our safe water experts at 888-843-3343.