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

Chris Vasta is the president of The CPAP Shop and an expert in sleep and respiratory therapy. He often provides insights on product design and functionality on various manufacturers’ prototypes and is frequently tapped to provide reviews on new releases.