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Cleaning with hydrogen peroxide
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RE: Cleaning with hydrogen peroxide
(02-23-2019, 08:54 PM)Snoring Bear Wrote:
(02-23-2019, 08:24 PM)Big Guy Wrote: I quit using distilled water in the reservoir a few months ago. Been using tap water ever since. I empty the reservoir every morning w/o fail. I wipe it dry with tissue and then allow it a couple of hours to air dry further. Once a week or so, I'll use a Clorox anti-bacterial wipe on it The ones I use do not have any bleach in them. 

No signs what-so-ever of any problems or issues. It still looks as clean and shiny as the 1st night I used it.

In regards to the reservoir running out of water, that's never happened to me as of yet. I've got a pretty good feel now as to how much it will use in a night on my particular humidity setting.
It sounds like you have things perfectly under control.  Do you boil your tap water?  I've heard of people doing that in lieu of using distilled water. I'm not sure of the difference in doing so.

After I rinse my humidifier tub with hot water in the morning, I just turn it upside down and let it air dry... so far so good!

I don't boil our tap water. That would be way too much work. And, I don't think there would be any real benefit to doing so.

As long as I empty the reservoir every morning, I don't expect or foresee any problems or issues. I also use the Clorox anti-bacterial wipes on my mask / pillow. They do a very good job!
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RE: Cleaning with hydrogen peroxide
(02-23-2019, 08:54 PM)Snoring Bear Wrote: It sounds like you have things perfectly under control.  Do you boil your tap water?  I've heard of people doing that in lieu of using distilled water. I'm not sure of the difference in doing so.

Inexpensive distilled water purchased at grocery and big box stores is not sterile and may have as high a microbial content as tap water. The only advantage to distilled water over tap water is avoidance of mineral deposits. Boiling tap water will just increase the concentration of minerals since some water will be lost to evaporation. The only way to get sterile water, which is not necessary, is to buy very expensive UPS sterile water for injection or irrigation.
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RE: Cleaning with hydrogen peroxide
Scare tactics are a poor way to sell a product.  These CPAP machines are medical devices.  If they stood the smallest chance of being held responsable for killing people their insurers not to mention the government would demand action.  Good hygene habits like hand cleaning with soap and water are proven to save lives.  These are not surgical devices so we don't need to sterilize them between uses.  And take a minute out of your schedule to see that they call these fancy machines "sanitizers"  not sterilizers.  Soap, water, agitation and time take care of most bugs.  That and a clean house go a long way.  Clean you equipment and sleeping environment weekly and sleep well.
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