As with everything else in the home like everything else in the house, your CPAP equipment and its accessories have to be cleaned regularly and properly maintained. This not only removes any undesirable dust or germs but will also prolong the lifespan of your equipment.
If you’ve ever used an CPAP at home, you’re already aware of its advantages and benefits, so giving it a bit of TLC will benefit you as well as the machine. Common CPAP problems:
* CPAP machines WILL degrade over time.
* CPAPs could be the perfect place for the growth of bacteria in the event that they are not maintained regularly. If you’re using humidification, make sure that the humidification chamber and tubing are free of dirt. If you’re not sure about the cleanliness of your humidification system, the best option is to purchase new equipment.
* CPAP masks can be degraded as time passes, including the headgear and cushions. If you’ve noticed an increase in the leakage in your mask, regardless of how tight you set it then it’s likely that you’ll need to replace the nasal or intranasal cushions.
* The majority of CPAP machines come with an external filter that must be to be replaced on a regular basis. Not only will this remove all airborne particles, but it can also prolong the lifespan of the machine.
New and experienced users of CPAP must know how to keep their machine in good condition. Here are some tips to maintain your machine
*Every BiPAP that includes DreamStation BiPAP (one one of the most trusted manufacturers that makes CPAP as well as BiPAP machines) has an anticipated lifespan of five years. The better maintained it is the longer it’ll last, but remember that it’s still an appliance! The majority of CPAP manufacturers provide a one-year guarantee on their machines.
It is essential to maintain a consistent level of care to maintain optimal performance. It is vital to wash or, if needed replace the machine-specific filters. In accordance with the standard, disposable filters must be replaced at least once a month and the non-disposable filters must be replaced every 3 to 6 months.
* The non-disposable filter is comprised of foam, which is easily cleaned using water, then laid out to dry completely prior to putting into use. They should still be replaced every 3 to 6 months.
* If you are cleaning the CPAP machine, be sure that you dust it off with an antibacterial cloth. Don’t ever immerse the device in water.
Note: If you CPAP features humidification chambers it is advised to replenish the water regularly and wash the chamber, too. Set the chamber on an absorbent towel to dry and you’ll be prepared for the next day!
Whatever the CPAP machine cleaning and maintenance are essential to making sure that your machine is operating at its peak. SoClean SoClean products can eliminate 99percent of the germs found on the CPAP equipment and its accessories, not just improving the hygiene of your machine , but also providing peace of mind to rest at night in the knowledge that your machine is cleaned.