06-09-2013, 08:34 AM
(This post was last modified: 06-09-2013, 08:43 AM by DOOM_NX.)
I did it. I showed her how easy it is to take apart the Ultra Mirage II and then I washed it for her. I was absolutely right when I said she has only washed it twice since the date of purchase. She admited it today. The only hard part was the Slimline tube. How do you gents clean the inside surface? Do you use a flexible brush or something?
PaulaO2, CPAP machines are so not popular over here. I'm not surprised by the lack of expertise of the few small businesses that exist.
Anyway, this one caught my attention:
" The hose should be replaced every 6 months. The mask should be replaced every 3 months."
Are you sure about that? ResMed Ultra Mirage II isn't that cheap. It costs around $200 over here. And I'm sure the insurance company doesn't cover such frequent changes...
@zonk: Thank you for the e-shop links!
As soon as I post this I know some will take me to task for not cleaning my mask more often, but so be it.
I replace my hose about once every two years.
About once every month I take my mask, hose, strap and humidifier apart and wash in mild, warm to hot, soapy water. The hose I fill with soapy water and run it back and forth through the hose. Then I run warm/hot water through the hose to rinse it four times. I have two filters in my machine. One is black which is foam and wash that in the mild soapy water. The other filter is white and I replace it about once every other month.
I have been using this routine for over six years with no bad effects. Works for me. Which is the key. You have to find what works for you.
If you get bad smells in your mask at night, you probably need to wash it more ofter. I always check my humidifier for mold also.
06-09-2013, 11:02 AM
(This post was last modified: 06-09-2013, 11:03 AM by DOOM_NX.)
Thank you, Lee.
I guess if it was nasal pillows, then my mother would surely get bad smells and wash it more often. Regarding mold in the tube, I don't think it can grow without a humidifier.
I just checked the prices on 1800CPAP. S9 AutoSet without humidifier + Ultra Mirage II + Shipping to Greece = $991.98
We paid $2,511.42 or €1,900. Including insurance funding. Just wow.