Frequently Asked Questions about CPAP Care, Treatment and Supplies
What are some ways for me to maintain and care for my CPAP machine?
The following chart will help you properly care for your equipment. Proper cleaning can increase the life of your mask and machine.
||Rinse with warm water to remove face oils.
||Clean with mild soap and water. Rinse thoroughly.
||Inspect mask-replace if worn (every 6 mos)
||Soak for 20 minutes with a 1:3 mix of white vinegar to water.
||Inspect hose-replace if worn (every 6 mos)
||Soak for 20 minutes with a 1:3 mix of white vinegar to water
||Check chamber for leaks-replace (every 6 mos)
||Rinse under running water. Do not reinstall until completely dry.
||Check and replace if gray
Cleaning your machine: Unplug the PAP machine and wipe off with a damp towel as needed. Be sure machine is completely dry before plugging it in. NEVER immerse the machine in water. Doing so may cause serious electrical shock.
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