Cleaning Calcium Deposits in CPAP Equipment

Cleaning Calcium Deposits in CPAP Equipment

CPAP manufacturers suggest using distilled water in all CPAP machines and CPAP humidifiers. This measure goes a long way in keeping your CPAP equipment in good working order.

Sometimes non-distilled water is used. Non-distilled water contains contaminants. These contaminants bond together and stick on the surfaces of the humidifier water tanks. Continued contamination of the system will cause irreparable damage requiring the CPAP equipment to be replaced.

A non-abrasive cleaner can be used to clean the equipment. We suggest the following:

1. Citrus II – CPAP Mask Cleaner – a spritzer product
2. Citrus II – CPAP Mask Wipes – a disposable wipe product

In a pinch you can use vinegar and a soft bristle toothbrush is great to clean the water tank.

Chris Vasta CPAP Expert & President at The CPAP Shop


Chris Vasta

Over a 10+ year career at PHH Mortgage managing a $100 million portfolio, Chris Vasta learned the ins and outs of the business world. He learned how to establish business relationships, lead a multi-prong team, and implement strategies for long-term growth. In 2007, Vasta used that experience to transition his role into president of The CPAP Shop. Over his tenure, Vasta has been involved in everything from website design to warehouse layout. His hands-on approach with customers has evolved into an in-depth understanding of the challenges of beginning and adhering to sleep therapy. He often provides his insights on product…