Your mask regularly comes into contact with natural oils from your skin, and over time this can cause accelerated wear and tear on your mask, potentially compromising its seal and irritating your skin. This is why we recommend cleaning your mask every day to make sure your equipment is working to its full potential. The good news is that all you need is pure soap and warm water to keep your mask and other equipment clean.
Your daily clean
Give each mask part a thorough cleanTake apart your mask according to the specific instructions in your user guide. Gently wash all the components in warm (around 30°C) soapy water, using a soft bristle brush to clean the vent. If your mask has tubing, remove it from your device and wash it in warm soapy water. Inspect each part and repeat if necessary until visually clean. This is a good time to check your mask and tubing for signs of deterioration.Next rinse all components with drinking quality water before allowing them to dry naturally out of direct sunlight. When all parts are dry, reassemble according to the instructions in your user guide.Remember, only pure soap and no direct heatIt’s really important to use pure soap when cleaning any of your equipment. Avoid antibacterial soaps, scented soaps, detergents and alcohol-based products and vinegar as they can all cause damage to your equipment, potentially reducing its lifespan.Never put your mask in a dishwasher or dry your mask in direct sunlight. And remember your headgear is not an item of clothing and should never come into contact with an iron or be hung on a clothes line. HumidifierThe water tub in your humidifier may become discoloured, cracked or cloudy due to the mineral levels found in tap and bottled water. Because of this, we recommend washing out your humidifier after each use. Simply empty the water out, rinse in warm soapy water and allow to dry away from direct sunlight.
Your weekly clean
Clean your headgear and tubing Just like your daily clean, use warm soapy water but this time give your headgear and soft sleeves and tubing a thorough clean. Leave all parts to dry naturally away from direct sunlight.To keep your device in good condition, we recommend you check the air filter every month for holes and dust build-up, as a blocked air filter may reduce the air pressure being delivered.To ensure your humidifier is in good condition inspect the water tub once a month for wear and deterioration. Replace the tub if any component has cracked or become cloudy or pitted.When should I replace my mask?Using a mask that is in good condition will help you achieve the best night’s sleep possible, and that’s why it’s important to inspect your mask regularly for signs of wear and tear. If you see any visible signs of cracking, discolouration or tears then it’s time to replace that part.
A more detailed look at your mask and headgear
Where can I get new parts?
You can purchase replacement parts for your mask through your accredited ResMed distributor. To locate a distributor near you,visit sleepvantage.com.au or call our support line on 1300 305 705 Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm.This cleaning information is a generic guide only and does not replace product specific instructions.Please refer to your product user guide for more detailed information.