How to Clean PAP Machines?

How to Clean PAP Machines?

How to clean PAP machines?

Due to the high temperature and humidity, CPAP machine, pipelines, and masks are suitable for bacterial growth, such as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans. If it is not sterilized in time, a large number of bacteria will enter the human respiratory tract with the airflow, which will bring great health threats to users. In particular, patients with COPD may also cause infection, induce acute exacerbation of COPD, and require hospitalization, which brings great health threats and economic burdens to patients.


How often should home CPAP machine be cleaned ?

  • Wash daily
  • Lines: Clean weekly; dry daily
  • Humidifier: Clean once a week
  • Nasal masks and pillows: clean daily


CPAP use and cleaning

1 Put the machine on a dry and ventilated stable table, avoid direct sunlight

2.Before cleaning, make sure the power is turned off and the plug is unplugged

3 Clean the body with a non-drip damp cotton cloth and a neutral soapy solution

4 It is strictly forbidden to rinse with water or let water enter the machine

  1. It is forbidden to beat and disassemble the machine privately. If there is a fault, you need to contact the after-sales service.

6 Ozone disinfection of CPAP machine using Disinfectant


Maintenance and cleaning of CPAP humidifiers

The cleaning of the humidifier of the household CPAP machine is also very necessary. There are separate types of humidifiers, and there are also integrated ones. RESmart GII CPAP means that the humidifier and the main unit are separated. When cleaning, you can separate the humidifier Cleaning is very convenient.


Use and maintenance of CPAP humidifier water chamber

1 The water box should be filled with pure water (tap water and mineral water are prone to scale)

2 Change the water every day and pour out the water after use

3 The water level in the water box is not lower than the minimum water level line, and does not exceed the maximum water level line

4 The humidifier water box should be checked frequently and cleaned with neutral detergent

5 When there is water in the water tank, it is not recommended to move the machine

Tips: If there is mineral precipitation in the humidifier water tank, you can directly soak the humidifier water tank with white vinegar and water solution for about 10 minutes, then pour out the solution, and clean the humidifier water tank with distilled water or pure water. .


CPAP Air Tube Maintenance and Cleaning


1 It is recommended to clean with a neutral detergent once a week and dry in a cool place.

2 The pipeline is a consumable, and it is recommended to replace it once a year.




1 The pipeline is made of plastic material, avoid high temperature and sharp objects scratching, and direct sunlight exposure.

2 The pipeline should be hung in a dry and ventilated place when not in use.


3 When there is air leakage during use, it should be replaced in time.


Precautions for the use and replacement of CPAP filter cotton


1 Filter cotton is a consumable: it is recommended to clean it once a week and replace it every 3 months!

2 According to the quality of the air, the filter cotton should be replaced according to the degree of dust absorption.


CPAP masks Cleaning


1 The mask is a consumable: the recommended replacement cycle is 6 months; if it is found to be damaged due to oxidation, it should be replaced in time.

2 The mask should be hung in a dry and ventilated place after cleaning or when not in use, avoiding direct sunlight exposure.

3 It is recommended to wash it once every 2-3 days, and clean it with a mild neutral detergent.

4 The silicone pad of the mask is easy to turn yellow and can be washed with water or neutral detergent; avoid direct sunlight, high temperature and sharp objects.

After the 5 heads are dirty, they should be cleaned in time, and a neutral detergent should be used.

Reminder: In addition to regular cleaning and maintenance, the mask should also be avoided to be mixed with wool and cotton products, so as to prevent the Velcro from sticking to the wool fiber and reducing the bonding effect of the headband.


Frequent cleaning of the CPAP has many benefits, reducing the risk of illness and obtaining cleaner air. If you do not clean the CPAP mask and accessories in time, it is easy to breed bacteria; the lungs breathe in the clean air filtered by the CPAP machine, we lungs to breathe better.

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