CPAP Cleaning Supplies
All CPAP devices must be cleaned and sanitized on regular basis. Usually, it is daily or at least 2-3 times per week. There are various ways of keeping your CPAP equipment clean and sanitized, from manual cleaning and washing to using sprays, wet wipes, and chemicals, to (most likely) the most advanced solution of using a smart automatic CPAP Cleaner. We listed a few of the CPAP Cleaning Supplies solutions…
CPAP cleaner is most likely the best solution for keeping your CPAP equipment clean and sanitized on daily basis. Its simple plug-and-play process is the fastest and yet still most effective cleaning solution. They don’t use chemicals and leave no trace of use on the CPAP equipment itself.
In general, we differ 2 types of CPAP cleaners: Ozone Cleaner and UV Cleaner. As mentioned in more detail in one of our articles before, although both Ozone and UV have sanitizing effect, and are simple to use, ozone sanitizers seem to have better results (UV sanitizers can be less effective if UV lamps used are not strong enough, and since they are simple to produce, with cheap UV lamps, they often prove to be not enough effective).
Our recommendation is to use PrimeClean® PLUS CPAP Cleaner as we can guarantee its 99.9% efficiency. And now with the Ozone Filter Upgraded Sanitizing Bag, there is no more ozone smell, while keeping the same disinfecting efficiency.
Spray Cleaner :
Cheap and accessible cleaning solution would be sanitizing spray. Packed in a can, it is easy to carry and simple to use. These cleaners usually offer some refreshing scent that, if liked, brings a more enjoyable CPAP experience. They can be used for cleaning entire CPAP equipment, but it’s mostly effective for a face mask and easily reachable components (not really effective for the hose). Also, it requires the use of a clean cloth to wipe the excess chemical. Usually used daily due to its limited sanitizing properties.
In general spray cleaners are the “in hurry” solution and not recommendable as the main cleaning solution.
Wet Wipes :
Recently popular, “quick solution” champion, wet wipes are indeed a fast and somewhat effective cleaning solution. Although their efficiency is limited (cannot clean all components), their simple use, no additional wiping, and small size, often makes them a popular solution as a daily solution or for urgent cleaning. Wet wipes are a perfect solution to be used besides some more efficient cleaning solution (for example, with automatic cleaner).
Liquid Soak Chemicals:
As the name suggests, these are the liquid chemicals that are used as a soaking liquid. CPAP equipment is put in a container or a dish and liquid chemicals are put in (up to the level that covers every part of the equipment). Although they are efficient in sanitizing, use is not so simple as it requires time before and after the cleaning process. For not so detailed sanitizing, they can be used with the cloth, like a wet wipe.
Keep in mind sing any liquid chemicals for cleaning and sanitizing CPAP equipment, even though might be efficient, might damage the equipment (or void the warranty!) and it requires more effort and time than automatic cleaner.
Additional cleaning supplies to be used with washing or other liquid chemicals are CPAP tube brush, dryer, anti-bacterial soap, and so on.