How to Take Care of Your CPAP or BiPAP Machine

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A CPAP or BiPAP machine is a life-saving device for people with sleep apnea. If you are one of the millions of people who rely on a CPAP or BiPAP machine to get a good night's sleep, it is important to know how to care for your machine properly. 

In today’s post from CPAP Liquidators, we will discuss how to clean and care for your CPAP or BiPAP machine. Keep reading to learn more and then order your new or refurbished machine from our site today!

Clean Your Machine & Filters Daily

It is important to clean your CPAP or BiPAP machine and filters daily and order new ones as needed. This will help keep the machine running smoothly and prevent bacteria from growing. To clean your machine, unplug it and remove the filters. Soak the filters in warm water and squeeze any excess moisture out and clean the machine inside and out with warm, soapy water. Rinse the filters and machine thoroughly and set both out to air dry. 


Sanitize Your Entire Machine Weekly

On top of daily cleaning, be sure to give the entire machine, including the mask, humidifier, and tubing, a deep clean and sanitization every week. Use certified CPAP cleaning products or vinegar, which is a natural disinfectant that can kill germs and bacteria on the spot. Remember to never use strong cleaning products on a sleep apnea machine, including bleach or disinfecting wipes. Inhaling the harsh chemicals found in these cleaning products through your CPAP or BiPAP machine can be very bad for your health.

Use Proper Storage Techniques

Your CPAP or BiPAP machine should be stored in a cool, dry place. Do not store your machine in an area that is humid, such as the bathroom. It is also important to keep dust and other particles away from the electrical parts of your machine by covering them when not in use. 

The tubes of your machine are also susceptible to tangling, which can cause damage and reduce airflow. It is a good idea to invest in some CPAP tube management devices, such as hose wraps and hangers, or a CPAP carrying or travel case, even if your setup stays at home.


Replace the Machine as Needed

Even if you follow the tips above, if you have been using your CPAP or BiPAP machine for five or more years, your machine may not work as it once did. Consider instead that it maybe be time to replace the machine entirely. Trading in your old machine for a new or certified refurbished one at least every five years is important because as they age, the machines can become less effective at treating sleep apnea. 

The average lifespan of a CPAP or BiPAP machine is about five years, but this may vary depending on how often you use the machine and other factors. You may also need to replace your machine earlier than five years if it is damaged or malfunctions, or if it is recalled. Additionally, machines may be refurbished by certified manufacturers to be able to run like new, even if they are an older model.

If you are in need of a new CPAP or BiPAP machine, be sure to check out our wide selection on our website. We offer high-quality new machines and refurbished machines at affordable prices on all of our products. Order your machine today from CPAP Liquidators and start getting the restful sleep you deserve!