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How Often Do You Clean Your Machine and Accessories?
03-05-2012, 11:11 PM
Just curious as to how often you clean your machine and accessories (tubing,etc.)? Thanks.
03-05-2012, 11:27 PM
welcome to the forum.
truthfully, not often.
why is everything unsure in your profile? do you not have equipment? do you need help identifying it?
03-05-2012, 11:45 PM
03-06-2012, 06:31 AM
Are you suppose to clean your equipment?
So thats why Im getting chewy bits in my mouth
I use anti-bac wipes everyday, sometimes wash everything once a week
03-06-2012, 08:08 AM
Truthfully, rarely. I hit the nasal pillows once a month with antiseptic wipes. I guess I could replace the pillows once a month and save on the wipes.
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I dismantle my mask every morning and wash it in the sink in warm water with a squirt or two of Ivory liquid soap, then leave it on a towel to air dry. Most everything else I wash once a week on Saturdays, again in warm water and Ivory soap. That would include my Climateline Hose, my Padacheek mask liner, my headgear, the silicone gasket in the lid of my ResMed Autoset S9's H5i humidifier chamber and the water chamber itself (there's a video out there somewhere that shows how you can dismantle the stock water chamber to clean out the inside of it). The S9 machine I just wipe with a damp cloth every week or two. The air filter I change once every 3 or 4 months when it starts looking pretty dirty.
Edit: Here's a link to the You Tube video showing how to dismantle your ResMed H5i water chamber for cleaning, if you don't have the dishwasher safe model. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scg8Nc9LkRo
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03-06-2012, 09:35 AM
I wash my headgear every Sunday morning and the humidifier tub and tubing about once a month. And lick the outside of the S9 about once a month.
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03-06-2012, 10:38 AM
Not often enough....these days I'm down to just wiping the mask with a CPAP wipe before I got to bed. And, dumping the humidifier when it starts looking cloudy. And, sometimes I think when was the last time I changed my filter...and if I happen to be near, I'll change it....otherwise I'll forget.
I used to do much more every Sunday morning...but these days I sleep right through it....
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03-06-2012, 08:47 PM
Ill get my profile updated
Thanks for the info everyone, it seems to vary quite a bit. I think I need to get in the habit of cleaning everything more often. Thanks
03-06-2012, 09:11 PM
The mask every week, humidifier and tubing every two weeks.
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