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[Equipment] CPAP Guardian Disinfector
07-05-2015, 04:17 AM
Yes, well the general consensus seems that I should leave this device well enough alone. It's good to have that input when you don't know much about it. Thanks for everyone's contribution. A Beary good day to you all!
07-05-2015, 11:25 AM
The hospital uses the same germicide sold in small bottles on the various online vendors. The only thing they do different is take the machine apart to clean everything after the blower. This is typically done by the same maintenance person who cleans other medical pumps. A new tube is used for every patient but they do reuse masks. I do not know the process used for masks.
If you are using a used machine, it's not so easy to take apart unless you have the right tools. One of the suppliers on our suppliers list will do an inspection, pressure testing and brief clean for $40 plus shipping. They offer it as an annual service. For ordinary every day cleaning, you don't need extra machinery. If you have a pet fur or dusty home, change your filters more often and use brand name filters, not the generic filters.
07-06-2015, 07:57 PM
(07-05-2015, 11:25 AM)Mosquitobait Wrote: If you are using a used machine, it's not so easy to take apart unless you have the right tools.
Anything other than a phillips head and torx screwdrivers? I've taken apart both a PRS1 and a ResMed S9 machine. I found the PRS1 machine to be in dire need of cleaning even though I'm the original owner and kept it clean. It had a really bad odor and the entire airstream was lined with a thin film of dusty grease. The ResMed machine had no odor but was used, and it was clean. So unless there's a really bad odor, I don't see the need to clean the insides.
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07-06-2015, 09:50 PM
(07-06-2015, 07:57 PM)Sleepster Wrote:(07-05-2015, 11:25 AM)Mosquitobait Wrote: If you are using a used machine, it's not so easy to take apart unless you have the right tools.
I don't think you need anything else, but if it is very dry, you also need one of those antistatic wrist thingies. I could not open my used S9. There was nothing for the torx screwdriver to grab on to (I wonder if they used different things depending on where/when it was made?). Anyway, I no longer have that unit, but will soon be in the market for another S9 for my Mom to try out. But, that is for a different thread.