Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Machine Use Water Or Chemicals?

No.  The Sani Sport Process uses ozone. 

How Long Is A Clean?

12 minutes. But, we say 20 just in case there's a hold up of some sort. 

How  Far Does The Hockey Laundry Go?

Anywhere in Ontario. However, we stay withing 30-45 minutes for a single clean.  Yet, if you have a team or a hockey family, we will make an exception. 

Can I Wear My Equipment After A Clean?

Yes, right away. 

Can You Clean it While It's Wet?

Yes, but best results are when the equipment is as dry as possible.

Are Chemicals Used in The Cleaning Process?


What Kinds of Bacteria Do Your Machines Reduce?

  • Staphylococous aureus (S. aureus)
  • Staphylococous aureus MRSA
  • Streptococous viridans (S. viridans)
  • Streptococous faecalis
  • Escherichia Coli (E. coli)
  • Influenza
  • Clostridium difficil (C. diff)
  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Klebsiella Pneumoniae ESBL
  • Vancomycin-resistant VRE
  • Many more!

Why Ozone to disinfect and sanitize?

Ozone, also known as O3, is the free-radical form of oxygen used extensively for safely sanitizing a wide variety of products on a commercial and industrial basis. As a cleaning agent, O3 is up to 3200 times faster acting and up to 150 times more powerful than chlorine bleach. As a result, O3 rapidly kills bacteria, fungus and other pathogens. Further, 03 also does not leave any residue on materials. 

Why Does My Hockey Equipment Smell So Bad?

The short answer is your sweat. Your skin microbes love your sweat which is salts, ammonia and urea. It's essentially a buffet for bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermis, and Propionibacteria acnes and other bacteria. Our machine kills these bacteria. 

Read this to get more details about bacteria growth in your gear and preventative ways to keep the smell at bay.