(05-15-2016, 03:26 PM)shewhorn Wrote: My question would be... what's the easiest and fastest way to clean the hose? I'm willing to sacrifice efficiency and speed for effectiveness. I know that for myself, if it's a process that takes any amount of time, I'm less likely to do it. Fortunately with the humidifier tank, I just throw it in the top rack of the dishwasher.
I am one of the once a week people. I take hose, mask, humidifier into the kitchen and half fill a sink with hot water and a dash of plain dish soap. I put everything in and swirl it around a little, then let it soak about 30 minutes. I then swish it some more and then run water over under and through everything until clear.
I take the headgear and once soaked I put a few drops of soap on it and massage it until completely foamy, then continue massaging while holding under running water until it is clear - no more suds.
I then lay everything out on a dish towel and let it air dry for an hour or two.
My involvement is about a total of 10 minutes to take it all apart, swish it around, rinse it off, lay it out to dry and then put it all back together. Once a week doesn't bother me.
I wipe down the mask and cushions every night before going to bed and top off the humidifier as necessary. I then wipe again in the morning when I get up. I use a cheap non-alcohol "baby wipe".
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