How often should I clean my CPAP mask & machine?
It is recommended each customer follow the manual guide that comes with their CPAP supplies. Cleaning schedules may vary from person to person due to their time constraints and lifestyle. General rule of thumb is to wash your CPAP mask, tubing, and water chamber weekly with warm water and mild unscented soap. Clean more frequently if you're prone to getting sickness or have sensitive skin.
How Often Should I Clean My CPAP Equipment And What Do I Use To Clean?
Please note the cleaning intervals and methods listed below are only minimum guidelines. Refer to your equipment’s operation manual for manufacturers’ cleaning instructions.
CPAP Mask - Wash daily. Wash mask cushion with mild detergent and water.
CPAP Filters (washable) - Clean weekly by rinsing in water and by letting air dry.
CPAP Tubing - Wash weekly in warm soapy water.
Humidification Chamber (water tank) - Wash weekly in warm water and mild detergent.
How Often Should I Replace My CPAP Equipment?
For optimum performance and hygienic purposes, replace every 6 months. Please note the replacement intervals shown below are only guidelines. Refer to your equipment’s operation manual for manufacturers’ recommendations. NOTE: Most insurance providers will fund replacement CPAP masks and CPAP accessories at the intervals below.
CPAP Mask - For an optimal mask seal and for hygienic reasons, replace every 6 months.
CPAP Filters (washable) - Replace every 4-6 months
CPAP Filters (disposable) - Replace every 2 months (when dirty or gray)
CPAP Tubing - Replace yearly or earlier if broken or worn out.
CPAP Machine - as required. Although many machines continue to operate with no issues, all CPAP machines have an intended service life of five (5) years.
Consider replacing your equipment when CPAP parts discolours, develop mineral buildup or an odour.