Caring for Your Supplies

Daily – Wash the mask system with warm, soapy water. Please make sure that you use unscented soap. We recommend plain Ivory liquid soap or baby shampoo. Rinse well and allow to air dry away from direct sunlight.

Weekly – Separate and hand-wash the mask components and headgear in warm, soapy water. Do not use soaps with added scents. Rinse well and allow to air dry away from direct sunlight. The headgear may be washed without being taken apart.

Cleaning Precautions – Do not use solutions containing vinegar, bleach, chlorine, alcohol, aromatics, moisturizers, antibacterial agents or scents to clean any part of the system or air tubing. These solutions may cause damage and reduce the life of the product. Do not expose any part of the system to direct sunlight as it may deteriorate the product. If any visible deterioration of a component is apparent (cracking, tears, etc.), you should discard and replace the component.

Products to Help Clean Your PAP Mask and Equipment – There are several private pay products that can help keep your mask and PAP equipment free of germs and bacteria.

CPAP and Mask Replacement

Proper maintenance will prolong the use of your CPAP equipment and mask, but over time your equipment will need to be replaced. Here are some signs that your equipment is overdue for replacement:

  • Tubing is discolored, stretched or unable to fit onto the CPAP.
  • Mask seals are discolored, not sealing as well as when new or show signs of tearing.
  • Headgear is over-stretched or discolored.
  • CPAP chamber shows evidence of deterioration including residue buildup on the heater-base, signs of cracking, or small water leaks.

Many insurance providers recognize the need for CPAP equipment and mask replacements and may cover the cost of some of these. A typical replacement schedule of your equipment is shown below. We look forward to helping you in your sleep therapy.

To Order PAP ReSupplies