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When should I clean my CPAP equipment?

  • Mask
    • Rinse daily
    • Weekly: wash with mild soap and rinse thoroughly
    • Remember to check for wear and damage monthly
  • Hose
    • Weekly: soak hose in water and vinegar solution (About 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar) for 15-25 minutes
    • Remember to check for wear and damage monthly
  • Water Chamber
    • Weekly: soak in water and vineger solution (About 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar) for 15-25 minutes
    • Remember to check chamber for leaks monthly
  • Filter
    • Gently rinse under running water weekly (Reinstall when dry)
    • Check filter monthly: if gray, replace it

 

When should I replace my CPAP machince, mask and accessories?

  • If your mask or nasal pillow is over 6 months old, breakdown occurs after 6 months
  • If your nasal pillow is leaking excessively
  • If there is a rip or tear in your device
  • Tubing should be replaced a few times per year
  • Disposable filters should be replaced every 3 months
  • Non-disposable filters should be replaced every 6 months