CPAP Cleaning Schedule

CPAP machines and masks require regular cleaning. If you don’t clean them, you create an environment that bacteria love to grow in and that’s something you definitely shouldn’t be breathing in every night! Here’s what you need to clean and when.

Every Day

  • Wipe off your CPAP mask with a warm damp cloth, or with a mask wipe.
  • Empty and set out water chamber to dry.
  • Drain excess water from tubing and hang up to dry.

Every Week

  • Soak the mask, headgear, tubing, and water chamber in warm soapy water for 30 minutes – rinse and dry thoroughly.

Every Month

  • Rinse the foam reusable filter out with warm water.
  • Wipe down your CPAP machine as needed.

Remember, you should replace your CPAP accessories as follows:

  • Mask and foam reusable filter every 6 months
  • Tubing every 3 months
  • Disposable (white) filters every 2 weeks

Care and Cleaning of CPAP SuppliesLiberty sells CPAP mask wipes and CPAP tube wraps in addition to all other supplies you might need for your CPAP machine. If you have any questions about these, feel free to leave a comment or call any one of our Twin City area locations.

You can also download our Care and Cleaning of CPAP Supplies – Cheat Sheet. Print it out and keep it by your CPAP machine to help you remember the schedule.


Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by Francis Sheehy in CPAP | No Comments
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