If you’re one of the millions of people who use a CPAP machine to sleep at night, then you know how important it is to keep your machine clean. A dirty machine can cause all sorts of health problems, so it’s important to make sure you clean it regularly. In this blog, we will discuss how to clean your CPAP machine using a UV cleaning method. This is a great way to get your machine really clean and eliminate all the bacteria and dust that can build up over time!
What is UV light?
Ultraviolet (UV) lights are used in many different applications, but most notably they are used to disinfect surfaces. They can be found in hospitals, hotel rooms and even dentist offices! UV lights are known to kill germs very quickly by penetrating the bacteria or virus cell walls and disrupting the DNA inside. This can prevent certain diseases from spreading and is especially useful for those who have immune systems that are not working properly.
What makes this method of cleaning CPAP machines unique?
This cleaning method uses ultraviolet (UV) germicidal lights to disinfect and clean your machine. A UV light will emit a light that penetrates all parts of the machine to kill bacteria and other germs living in there. When you turn on the machine, it starts working like normal but has an added bonus: it kills all those nasty bugs as well!
What does this method offer?
By using a germicidal light, you’ll be able to tell when your machine needs cleaning. When the light is on, simply clean it and when you turn it back on, if the light goes off – your machine is now clean! This makes it easier to keep up with the cleaning of your CPAP machine; no more wondering or hoping that you’ve cleaned all corners out. You can set reminders for yourself based on the changeable UV filters (every 6 months) which will notify you when to check and replace them.
What are the benefits of this method?
The UV cleaning method offers many benefits in comparison to other methods of cleaning CPAP machines. First, it uses germicidal lights that emit ultraviolet light which is known to kill most germs and bacteria very quickly. This way your machine is “self-cleaning” without you having to do anything but turn it on!
Another benefit of this method is that there are no additional parts or accessories needed; everything works with your current setup. You can continue using all components like tubing, humidifiers and filters. Just make sure they are clean before putting them back in.
Is it safe?
These has been approved by the FDA for use with CPAP machines. It is very safe and will not damage your machine in any way. Your machine just needs to be turned on for up to one hour a day. You can continue to use all other components as well, such as masks and humidifiers – they should remain clean from bacteria and viruses during this time also.
Do I still need to clean my CPAP after this?
Yes, you will still need to clean your CPAP machine regularly even with the UV cleaning method added in. It should be done once or twice a month depending on how frequently you use your machine. We offer a line of cleaners for your CPAP machines here at Clean CPAP. This will clean all the nooks and crannies that are hard to reach so you don’t have to worry about cleaning them yourself.