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How to clean Simplus FFM
We were told by one person to wash the cushion in Dawn. Does this sound right? How do you clean your mask?

Thanks!
09-15-2014 07:21 AM
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RE: How to clean Simplus FFM
I use Dawn. I do think it is important to not use hot water since that will hasten the deterioration of the mask. I keep the water just slightly above body temperature so it barely feels warm. I rinse all the soap off with cool water and dab all surfaces dry so there is no residue left from water spots. I wash mine daily but not the headgear.

I haven't established a schedule for the headgear yet but I think when I do it won't involve fully immersing it but merely surface wiping it with a damp soapy cloth and then wiping it a couple of swipes with a damp cloth to get all the soap off.
09-15-2014 08:02 AM
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RE: How to clean Simplus FFM
(09-15-2014 07:21 AM)MastiffMom Wrote:  We were told by one person to wash the cushion in Dawn. Does this sound right? How do you clean your mask?

Thanks!

Hi MastiffMom,
I was using Dawn, but switched to J&J Baby Shampoo. I was getting a reddened area around my nose, also some white bumps. Seems lessened since I switched away from Dawn.

In the morning, I make a small container of warm water in the kitchen sink, drizzle some Baby shampoo in, mix it up, dunk the cushion in and agitate it for a minute. Then I leave it for a few minutes, come back and rub my fingers all over it, esp inside, where it may feel more slippery from drool. Then rinse thoroughly, shake mostly dry, and leave to air-dry till nighttime.

Hope this helps.

A.Becker
PAPing in NE Ohio, with a pack of Cairn terriers
09-15-2014 11:16 PM
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RE: How to clean Simplus FFM
For everything but foam or fabric mask parts, I use the hottest tap water I can get and also wash in the dishwasher with the hottest cycle I can get.

I've had good life out of my Respironics ComfortGel, ComfortGel Blue, and Swift FX mask parts for 10 years now.

The earlier ComfortGel masks had a fitting for the headgear that tended to crack, but I don't think that had to do with the dishwashing. They fixed that design flaw several years ago.

ResMed specifically says not to wash in the dishwasher. I'm not sure about other manufacturers.

When I've gotten used masks, I've dropped the plastic mask parts into a pot of water that had just been boiled, but I turned the heat off first.

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09-16-2014 05:49 AM
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RE: How to clean Simplus FFM
(09-15-2014 11:16 PM)becker44a Wrote:  I was using Dawn, but switched to J&J Baby Shampoo.
I follow the same routine that becker44a describes except I use the Walmart store brand baby wash. Once a week I add a little vinegar and wash everything; tube, mask and harness.
09-16-2014 05:54 AM
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RE: How to clean Simplus FFM
I was told by an F&P rep to wash the mask in mild detergent using warm (NOT hot) water and to rinse it thoroughly and hang it up to dry somewhere...like the bathroom. I also pass a drop of detergent with warm water through the hose once a week.
09-16-2014 12:45 PM
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RE: How to clean Simplus FFM
Yep, That the way I do it Stroppy but I go one further and dab all the water drops off before quitting. I figure if I keep leaving them on there to dry I'll get a mineral buildup about the size of Teddy Roosevelt on Mt. Rushmore...well perhaps not that big... but you know what I'm sayin'..maybe the size of that diamond I first gave Ms. Surferdude years ago...
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09-16-2014 01:33 PM
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RE: How to clean Simplus FFM
(09-16-2014 01:33 PM)surferdude2 Wrote:  Yep, That the way I do it Stroppy but I go one further and dab all the water drops off before quitting. I figure if I keep leaving them on there to dry I'll get a mineral buildup about the size of Teddy Roosevelt on Mt. Rushmore...well perhaps not that big... but you know what I'm sayin'..maybe the size of that diamond I first gave Ms. Surferdude years ago...

Must have been some diamond...LOL!

I'm lucky in that Melbourne tap water is probably the purest water you'll find on earth. Very low sodium and mineral levels.
09-16-2014 02:03 PM
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RE: How to clean Simplus FFM
(09-15-2014 07:21 AM)MastiffMom Wrote:  We were told by one person to wash the cushion in Dawn........

I would think you could wash it in the evening. Or at noon for that matter. I don't know that you need to do it so early in the day.
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RE: How to clean Simplus FFM
I just use a mask wipe each morning, no problems yet { 7 months }
09-16-2014 07:24 PM
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