CPAP / BIPAP Machine
Cleaning and Maintenance Suggestions
Place the CPAP/BIPAP tubing, your nasal mask or pillows and headgear
into a sink with warm soapy water. (use a small amount of mild dish
detergent) Agitate these supplies in the water for approximately 5
minutes. Rinse well with warm water and allow to dry until all
moisture is gone.
- Hang the tubing over your shower
rod or towel bar to air dry.
- Place the mask and headgear on a
towel to air dry.
- Hanging the headgear from a
clothes hanger or wall hook will help it to dry faster.
- Wash your tubing, mask or nasal
pillows and headgear every morning. This will allow enough time
for your supplies to completely dry.
- Wipe down the CPAP/BIPAP machine
with a damp cloth weekly.
The filter at the back of
your machine should be washed with tap water weekly. Simply rinse
the filter under running water, squeezing the filter to make sure
that all dust is eliminated. Next, blot the filter with a clean
towel to remove most of the moisture. Now it is ready to be placed
back in your machine. We also recommend that you replace your filter
The white filter is
disposable and should be replaced monthly, or sooner if it becomes
really dirty. Replace the white filter with one from your
replacement filter pack. THE WHITE FILTER IS NOT TO BE WASHED. (not
all machines have a white filter)
Clean once weekly with warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly. To
disinfect, place vinegar/water solution (1 part vinegar 3-5 parts
water) in clean humidifier. Soak for 30 minutes and rinse
thoroughly, or place in top rack of dishwasher if applicable.
CPAPnow recommends that you send in your machine once a year
(no charge other than shipping) to make sure that the pressure is
set correctly and everything is working properly. We will change the
pressure for you at any time with a doctor's prescription.
CPAPnow carries a wide selection
masks and headgear and will be
happy to help you with a new fitting at any time.
Thank you for choosing CPAPnow as your
home medical supplier!
Please call our office at 208-287-1733 or E-mail
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