Cleaning Instructions

To wash your CPAP equipment:


Only use a mild, non-lotion detergent. Do not use soap or strong dish washing detergents such as Dawn or Joy. Avoid detergents that use strong perfumes or dyes. We recommend using a dishwashing detergent like Ivory Clear or Palmolive for cleaning your equipment.


Drying Hints:

Always hang tubing away from direct sunlight, as this will cause the tubing to become yellow, brittle and crack over a period of time. DO NOT attach the wet tubing to your CPAP unit to blow-dry it. The moisture from the tubing can drain back into your machine. Moisture in your unit can cause sudden pressure increases or short circuits.


Cleaning the CPAP unit:

- Unplug the unit before cleaning it.
- Never immerse the unit in water.
- Using a cloth slightly dampened with water and dish detergent, wipe the outside of the unit.
- Using a cloth dampened with water only, wipe the outside of the unit again.
- Use a dry cloth to wipe the unit and then let it air dry.
- Make sure the unit is thoroughly dry before plugging it in.


Cleaning the Humidifier: (daily)

- Empty any remaining water after each use.
- Never immerse the unit in water.
- Wash your hands.
- Immerse the humidifier in warm, soapy water.
- Fill the humidifier with the soapy water and shake the humidifier vigorously.
- Rinse with clean water and allow to air dry.


DO's and DON'Ts:

- Don't use alcohol-based products to clean your mask, because it can cause the materials to become hard and brittle.
- Do follow the recommended cleaning schedule.
- Don't use any caustic or household cleaning solutions such as bleach on your CPAP equipment.
- Do change your disposable filter frequently.
- Don't put headgear in the washer or dryer.




CPAP Equipment Cleaning Schedule


Equipment                                                 Cleaning Frequency                                 Instructions

Non-Disposable Filters (gray)                   Weekly                                                     Mild soapy water, rinse, air dry 

Disposable Filters                                       Do Not Clean, replace                          Do not wash

Hose                                                              Weekly                                                      Mild soapy water, rinse, air dry

Mask / Nasal Pillows                                   Daily                                                         Mild soapy water, rinse, air dry

Headgear                                                      As needed                                               Hand wash, mild soapy water, rinse, dry
 
Humidifier                                                     Daily                                                          Empty water daily, mild soapy water, rinse well, air dry