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How Often Do You Clean Your Machine and Accessories?
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ndstate Offline

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Machine: Remstar Plus M
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How Often Do You Clean Your Machine and Accessories?
Just curious as to how often you clean your machine and accessories (tubing,etc.)? Thanks.
03-05-2012 11:11 PM
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RE: How Often Do You Clean Your Machine and Accessories?
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 11:27 PM
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zonk Offline

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Post: #3
RE: How Often Do You Clean Your Machine and Accessories?
(03-05-2012 11:11 PM)ndstate Wrote:  Just curious as to how often you clean your machine and accessories (tubing,etc.)? Thanks.
Hi ndstate
The mask goes to the shower with me in the morning.
The hose and humidifier tub every Sunday morning.
The S9 every now and then a quick wipe to keep it shinny.
03-05-2012 11:45 PM
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Post: #4
RE: How Often Do You Clean Your Machine and Accessories?
Are you suppose to clean your equipment?

With water? Huhsign

So thats why Im getting chewy bits in my mouth Too-funny

I use anti-bac wipes everyday, sometimes wash everything once a week
03-06-2012 06:31 AM
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Cutter Offline

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Post: #5
RE: How Often Do You Clean Your Machine and Accessories?
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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03-06-2012 08:08 AM
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Post: #6
RE: How Often Do You Clean Your Machine and Accessories?
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 09:02 AM
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RE: How Often Do You Clean Your Machine and Accessories?
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. Rolling laugh


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03-06-2012 09:35 AM
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Post: #8
RE: How Often Do You Clean Your Machine and Accessories?
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 10:38 AM
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ndstate Offline

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Post: #9
RE: How Often Do You Clean Your Machine and Accessories?
Ill get my profile updated Wink
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 08:47 PM
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The Happy Dreamer Offline

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Post: #10
RE: How Often Do You Clean Your Machine and Accessories?
The mask every week, humidifier and tubing every two weeks.
03-06-2012 09:11 PM
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