Cleaning Your Fog Machine

A fog machine is like any kind of machine: it requires regular maintenance in order to keep working its best. Thankfully, the maintenance of a fog machine is simple and easy, and with a few minutes, you’ll have your fog fluid machine running smooth! These instructions should be the same for the vast majority of water-based fog machines on the market, but you should always check your owner’s manual for instructions. When in doubt,contact us!

Why should I clean my fog machine?

If your fog machine isn’t cleaned regularly, you’ll see performance and output suffer as the nozzle begins to narrow and distort with fog machine residue, particularly if machines are stored for a period of time without proper cleaning. Fog machine cleaner is a lot like fuel injector cleaner for your car: making sure those nozzles are sparkling clean so that fluid can run smoothly and freely.

How often should I clean my fog machine?

The general rule is that you should clean your fog machine every 80 hours of use. A handful of hours over that won’t be a problem, but the longer you let the machine run without cleaning, the more you run the risk of actual damage being done to the nozzle from overheating.

How do I clean my fog machine?

Cleaning Phase

Before any cleaning, make sure your fog machine is turned off and fully cooled. If you’re just cleaning an active machine, you only need to perform the Cleaning and Rinsing phases. If you’re storing your fog machine, you’ll also want to perform the Storage phase.

  1. Empty any remaining fog fluid from the fog fluid tank
  2. Rinse fog fluid tank with distilled water
  3. Add 8 oz of Professor Mysterious Quick Clean Fog Machine Cleaner to fog fluid tank
  4. Turn fog machine on and allow to preheat
  5. Run fog machine until fog fluid tank is empty of cleaning solution
  6. Turn fog machine off

Rinsing Phase

  1. Empty any remaining fog machine cleaner from the fog fluid tank
  2. Rinse fog fluid tank with distilled water
  3. Add 8 oz of distilled water to fog fluid tank
  4. Turn fog machine on and allow to preheat
  5. Run fog machine until fog fluid tank is empty of distilled water
  6. Turn fog machine off

Storage Phase

  1. Empty any remaining distilled water from the fog fluid tank
  2. Add 8 oz of fog fluid to fog fluid tank
  3. Turn fog machine on and allow to preheat
  4. Run fog machine until 4 oz of fog fluid remains
  5. Turn fog machine off
  6. Store fog machine