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Oct 5th 2021

Instructions on How to Clean ResMed CPAP Machine Parts

Daily dust, oils, and other bacteria build up inside the equipment parts when using your CPAP machine. Even after one night of usage! Maintaining a regular cleaning schedule will help to protect you from getting sick.

Cleaning your ResMed CPAP machine parts is similar to cleaning other manufacturer's CPAP items. The following is a step-by-step guide on how to clean ResMed CPAP machine parts and when you should replace the equipment.

Supplies Needed to Clean Your CPAP Machine Parts

When it comes to cleaning your device, you can use professional cleaners or everyday household items you already have in your home.

  • A clean sink or a water basin
  • Warm water (86Ā°F or 30Ā°C)
  • Mild soap (no heavy scents)
  • White vinegar
  • A clean washcloth
  • A clean, dry towel

If you're interested in learning more about professional CPAP cleaning items, browse our current inventory of CPAP cleaning supplies.

How to Clean ResMed CPAP Machine Parts

Maintaining a healthy CPAP treatment, it's essential to clean your CPAP device parts routinely. There are different cleaning instructions and schedules for each of your machine parts. Unless otherwise noted, cleaning takes five minutes.

Here's a schedule of how often each CPAP device part should be cleaned.

  • Mask ā€“ Daily Cleaning
  • Cushion ā€“ Daily Cleaning
  • Headgear ā€“ Daily or Weekly Cleaning
  • Frame ā€“ Daily or Weekly Cleaning
  • Air Tubing ā€“ Weekly Cleaning
  • Humidifier Chamber ā€“ Daily Cleaning and Weekly Soaking
  • CPAP Machine ā€“ Weekly Cleaning

Cleaning Your Mask's Cushion, Headgear, and Frame

Step-by-step daily cleaning instructions.

  1. Unplug the CPAP machine
  2. Disconnect the mask from the device
  3. Disassemble the mask (headgear, cushion, and frame)
  4. Wipe the parts with a warm washcloth

Step-by-step weekly cleaning instructions.

  1. Unplug the CPAP machine
  2. Disconnect the mask from the device
  3. Disassemble the mask (headgear, cushion, and frame)
  4. Hand-clean all three parts with mild soap in a sink
  5. Rinse the parts with warm water (make sure all soap is removed)
  6. Place on a clean towel to dry (do not place in direct sunlight)

Cleaning Your CPAP Air Tubing

Step-by-step weekly cleaning instructions.

  1. Unplug the CPAP machine
  2. Disconnect the air tube from the device and mask
  3. Hand-clean the tubing with mild soap in a sink
  4. Rinse with warm water (make sure all soap is removed)
  5. Place on a clean towel to dry (do not place in direct sunlight)

Cleaning Your CPAP Humidifier Chamber

Step-by-step daily cleaning instructions.

  1. Unplug the CPAP machine
  2. Disconnect the chamber from the device and mask
  3. Rinse the chamber with mild soap in a sink
  4. Rinse with warm water (make sure all soap is removed)
  5. Place on a clean towel to dry (do not place in direct sunlight)
  6. Make sure the chamber has no discoloration and is clear

Step-by-step weekly cleaning instructions.

  1. Soak the chamber for 15-20 minutes in 1-part white vinegar and 1-part water solution
  2. Rinse with warm water
  3. Place on a clean towel to dry (do not place in direct sunlight)

Cleaning Your CPAP Machine

Step-by-step weekly cleaning instructions.

  1. Unplug the CPAP machine
  2. Wipe the outside parts of the machine with a damp cloth
  3. Dry it with a clean towel
  4. When it's 100% dry plugging it back in

CPAP Equipment Replacement Timeframes

Always check the manufacturer's information for their recommended replacement period.

  • Air Tubing ā€“ Replace every 3 months
  • Disposable Filters ā€“ Replace twice a month
  • Full Face Cushions ā€“ Replace once a month
  • Headgear and Chin Strap ā€“ Replace every 6 months (or as it becomes too loose)
  • Humidifier Chamber ā€“ Replace every 6 months
  • Nasal Mask Cushions and Pillows ā€“ Replace every 2 weeks

Are You Part of a Subscription Plan?

GoCPAP has created a Subscription Plan so you can easily track when your CPAP equipment needs to be replaced. In addition, we will make sure you are reminded when one of your CPAP supplies needs replacing so you can sleep peacefully.

Contact us for more information by emailing carekits@gocpap.com or calling 1-855-346-2727.

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