As far as I am concerned with my full face mask (I do have a Simplus too) I use mine until my leak rate shows an upward trend that is not changed by cleaning or new cushions. As far as the frame for the Simplus, I don't see why one could not use it until it breaks. Replacing the housing along with the cushions should keep down any potential bacterial build-up except for the elbow and the anti-asphyxiation valve.
I do not have a feel for the P10 although some folks use them for extended periods before replacement. A lot of it is dependent on your sensitivity to pathogens both perceived and actual.
11-21-2015, 12:59 PM
(This post was last modified: 11-21-2015, 01:01 PM by justMongo.)
The cushion of my full-face mask snaps in and out. I change it about every 2 months.
The mask frame, I'll go about a year on. The headgear, I get about 6 months out of.
I think nasal pillows should be changed more often.
I was getting 100% of my supplies through insurance; but, I now get only the more expensive items from them.
Like filters, I just buy them online.
Keep in mind that US law makes a mask a prescription item. Why? Who knows?
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