Northern Respiratory Specialist

Care of your CPAP and BIPAP equipment

Care of Machine


     Mask: Clean with warm soapy (use small amount of soap) water daily.


     Filter: Clean with warm soapy (small amount of soap) water once a week.


     Tubing: Clean equal parts with warm water and soap (small amount) once a month.




Care of Humidifier


  1. Always empty distilled water in the AM and put fresh distilled water at night.


  1. Should clean chamber with soapy (small amount) water weekly.






     Filters – Once every three months


     Pillows or Cushions – Twice a month


     Mask – Once every three months


     Tubing – Once every three months


     Headgear – Once every six months


     Disposable Heated Chamber – Once every six months