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6th January, 2017

How To Clean Your Smoke Machine In 5 Easy Steps

Smoke Machines are arguably the coolest way to make your party a memorable, ultimate night. Seeing the beams of light cut across the dance floor right before your eyes (especially after a few drinks) makes us all get a little excited. Let’s face it; when the smoke machine starts, we’ve all tried to touch the lasers. It never gets old.

But to keep the party going , you need to take care of your fog machine! Like all of your equipment, it requires some maintenance and here’s a quick guide on how to do it properly.

Why Do I Need To Clean My Smoke Machine?

Over time, smoke fluid can crystallise inside the machine causing all kinds of issue. Cleaning your smoke machine regularly prevents any build-ups, allowing for better output and longer life. Not all fog fluids are the same, and lower quality fluids can be more prone to crystallising than high-quality ones. So to help prevent this issue, we strongly advise that you use high quality Smoke Fluid, plus it will give a much better effect.

How Often Do I Need To Clean My Machine?

The general recommendation to keep your machine operating at 100% is once every 35 – 40 hours of use.

How to Clean Your Smoke Machine

Step 1: The Feeding Tube

Remove the feeding tube from your machine’s fluid tank and place it in a cleaning solution. We’d highly recommend Magic Mist’s SMM-Cleaner.

Step 2: Heating

Turn on your Smoke Machine and allow it to heat up.

Step 3: Cleaning

(With the feeding tube in the cleaning solution)

Hold the fog button down on your controller allowing the cleaning solution to pump through the machine.

For a quick clean, we recommend 20-30 seconds.

For a heavy-duty clean (when a machine has very low output), hold until the smoke machines output increases to its normal level.

Step 4: Smoke Fluid

Empty the old fluid out of the tank, and re-fill the tank with fresh, new Fog Juice.

Power up your smoke machine and let it fog as usual for a few minutes, to clear out the cleaning solution.

Step 5: Machine is Now Ready

Your Smoke Machine is now ready for your next event! Get partying!

Where To Buy?

At DJ City, we sell specially formulated smoke machine cleaner to compliment our extensive range of Smoke Machines and other Atmospheric Effects.

We also sell a range of Smoke Scents to make your fog smell amazing! We have Vanilla, Strawberry, Fruity and more!

For more information, have a browse of our online store or feel free to come and see us at any of our DJ City Locations. We’d love to help you find the perfect effect for your next gig.


Happy Cleaning!

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