What To Look For In A CPAP Cleaner
CPAP machines play a crucial role in helping manage sleep apnea, and without them many patients would experience untold suffering. Like everything health-related, CPAP machines need to be hygienic to use for them to be 100% efficient which is why a CPAP cleaner is necessary.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of their operation, CPAP machines get dirty after every use and if not thoroughly cleaned sleep apnea patients might suffer from a number of diseases caused by bacteria, germs, and mold that colonizes the CPAP equipment.
It is recommended that you clean your CPAP equipment on a daily basis as well as paying keen attention to the replacement schedule as some components need to be replaced regularly.
There are two main ways to clean your CPAP machine, you can either decide to handwash/soak the various components that make up a CPAP machine, or you can choose to purchase a CPAP cleaner.
A CPAP cleaner is a device that cleans your CPAP machine by pushing activated oxygen into every crevice of the CPAP device killing all threatening bacteria that might have colonized your CPAP equipment.
Before making a decision to buy a CPAP cleaner, you need to ask yourself the following questions.
Question #1 – Is the CPAP cleaner compatible with your CPAP equipment?
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Before you settle down on any given CPAP cleaner you will need to confirm that it is compatible with the CPAP machine. Virtuclean, is compatible with all Virtuox CPAP devices as well as other popular CPAP models and brands.
Question #2 – What is the Efficiency Rate?
One of the reasons why using a CPAP cleaner is preferable to hand washing CPAP components is because, a CPAP cleaner effectively eliminates bacteria, germs, and mold with ease. With a CPAP cleaner all you need to do is push a button however if you choose to hand wash the CPAP device you will take more time as you’ll need to warm some water and use CPAP wipes to physically wipe down all the hard to reach places. Even then, there’s no guarantee that you will have gotten rid of the germs and dangerous bacteria.
A good CPAP cleaner such as VirtuCLEAN eliminates 99.9% of CPAP bacteria and germs.
Question #3 – Can you use the CPAP cleaner to disinfect all of your CPAP equipment?
The two major components of a CPAP machine that need regular cleaning are the CPAP mask and the CPAP humidifier. Germs and harmful bacteria can be found in any of these, so regular cleaning is recommended.
The best CPAP cleaner is one that will help clean your both your CPAP humidifier and mask.
VirtuCLEAN uses activated oxygen to clean both your CPAP mask and CPAP humidifier including the standard PAP tubing. By using activated oxygen, VirtuCLEAN ensures that every nook and cranny has been thoroughly sanitized.
Question #4 – How easy is it to use the CPAP cleaner?
The reason why CPAP cleaners are so popular is that It takes less time and effort to clean your CPAP equipment compared to manual hand washing. Consequently, when in the market for a CPAP cleaner, it is important to choose one that is easy to use, otherwise, why even bother.
VirtuCLEAN is an easy-to-use CPAP cleaner. To clean your CPAP mask, you will need to connect the standard PAP tubing to VirtuCLEAN on one end while the other end will be connected to the CPAP mask. Place the CPAP mask into the VirtuCLEAN bag and turn on VirtuCLEAN. The VirtuCLEAN device will automatically turn itself off when its cycle is complete (in 30 minutes).
To clean your humidifier chamber, connect the PAP tubing to the humidifier after emptying all the water content. Turn on VirtuCLEAN and after 30 minutes both your humidifier chamber as well as the PAP tubing will have been cleaned.
Question #5 – Will the CPAP cleaner introduce moisture to your CPAP equipment?
You might not know this but having a drop of water in the PAP tubing or in the CPAP mask is capable of creating a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. This is the main reason why it is important to buy a CPAP cleaner that will keep your equipment dry. An even better option would be a CPAP cleaner that does not introduce moisture into the CPAP device and its accessories.
VirtuCLEAN uses a safe process that is natural known as activated oxygen to keep CPAP equipment clean. VirtuCLEAN’s cleaning process is innovative in its design in the sense that it will keep the CPAP machine throughout the cleaning process. You never have to worry about any residual moisture lingering in your CPAP machine.
Ready to purchase the VirtuCLEAN device? Contact your medical equipment provider.