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Hydrogen Peroxide for Cleaning Humidifier Chamber
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RE: Hydrogen Peroxide for Cleaning Humidifier Chamber
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RE: Hydrogen Peroxide for Cleaning Humidifier Chamber
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#13
RE: Hydrogen Peroxide for Cleaning Humidifier Chamber
spray it with disinfectant and wipe it out and rinse, wipe dry.
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RE: Hydrogen Peroxide for Cleaning Humidifier Chamber
Where I live, we have hard water and dry air. So I go through a tub of water each night, and pray for it to not run dry before I wake up.

When I see mineral build-up, I pour a shallow layer of vinegar in the tub and top it off with a semi-equal amount of water. Several minutes later, I rinse it out and it's as if it's new again.
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RE: Hydrogen Peroxide for Cleaning Humidifier Chamber
I am not a medical expert but an engineer. Limescale is dissolved by acids. That is a very simple chemical reaction. So any household acid will work. Vinegar smells a bit bad. Citric Acid is food safe and doesn’t smell at all. It will get rid of any lime scale if you let it soak.

I wouldn’t mix peroxide with plastics or metals.
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#16
RE: Hydrogen Peroxide for Cleaning Humidifier Chamber
Just to clarify, the peroxide is for organic deposits or biofilms, and vinegar (acetic acid), lime, lemon or other juice (citric acid) works for lime scale. Another good product is most cola that contains phosphoric acid in low concentration.
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RE: Hydrogen Peroxide Usage with CPAP
(05-04-2021, 11:45 PM)Melman Wrote: 3% [peroxide] is safe to handle and adequate to sanitize a reservoir once it has been cleaned with mild detergent .

Glad you told us that. But I've been using the peroxide first fallowed by dish detergent. I started using peroxide when I first saw you suggest it a couple of years ago. It really helps get the slime out of the nooks and crannies in the humidifier tub.

I don't have hard water so mineral deposits are never and issue.
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RE: Hydrogen Peroxide for Cleaning Humidifier Chamber
I have used the 'table top' variety HP that one is most likely to find on the shelves to clean my reservoir.  I have done this twice now, and then only because it noticed something unusual about the dregs or saw a discoloration on the tub wall.  In both instances, it was a biofilm that was best gotten rid of, and the 3% HP did the trick.  I would suggest rinsing at least three times, with a swish, to remove most of the HP after it has had a couple of minutes to react with any organic matter.

I leave tap water, which is locally superior in quality, very low dissolved minerals, tannins, lignins, etc, in my reservoir for four days at a time, then discard the dregs, rinse once, and refill.  My reservoir looks like new, now 3.5 years into its service.
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RE: Hydrogen Peroxide for Cleaning Humidifier Chamber
The detergent is first to remove as much organic matter as possible so the peroxide doesn't breakdown before sanitization is complete. There's no need to wash after because the residual peroxide on surfaces breaks down to O2 and H2O.
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