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Re: cleaning routine

Post by alancalan » Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:16 pm

Are any of the sanitizing machines good? So the ozone is not good that's 03? And what about the ultraviolet light, is that a waste of money also? Aren't they using that hospitals. They certainly use it on Gray's aanatomy!

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Re: cleaning routine

Post by Pugsy » Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:22 pm

alancalan wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:16 pm
Are any of the sanitizing machines good? So the ozone is not good that's 03? And what about the ultraviolet light, is that a waste of money also? Aren't they using that hospitals. They certainly use it on Gray's aanatomy!

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What might be used in a hospital setting is far different than what would be used in a home setting.
Hospital ozone sanitizing machines generate a LOT more ozone than these home machines will generate.
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Re: cleaning routine

Post by palerider » Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:58 pm

alancalan wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:16 pm
They certainly use it on Gray's aanatomy!
Wait, isn't that *television*, not real life?
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Re: cleaning routine

Post by chunkyfrog » Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:52 am

alancalan wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:16 pm
Are any of the sanitizing machines good? So the ozone is not good that's 03? And what about the ultraviolet light, is that a waste of money also? Aren't they using that hospitals. They certainly use it on Gray's aanatomy!
Hospital (not TV) sanitizing is done with very, VERY powerful machines--
so powerful and dangerous they are only sold for professional use,
and extreme safety precautions MUST be observed!
Even the small amount of ozone produced by consumer ozone generators
can, and does cause harm--and damage to essential components--
Like inside your CPAP, and your LUNGS.
Why is NOclean allowed to sell these devices?
Because money talks--and the buyers of the scam devices PAID the bribes.
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Re: cleaning routine

Post by Pugsy » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:09 am

palerider wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:58 pm
alancalan wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:16 pm
They certainly use it on Gray's aanatomy!
Wait, isn't that *television*, not real life?
:lol: :lol:
Having worked in hospitals myself and watched TV hospital shows I have always considered the TV shows either pure fiction or comedies because 99% of what you see on TV isn't the way things are really done in hospitals.
Hospital TV shows are what we wished real life medical care would be....wishful thinking essentially.
Same thing with cop or investigative TV shows.
It's entertainment folks....and in real life we can't do all those tests in an hour.

The only probable truth in those TV hospital shows.....there is likely a lot of screwing around done and that's where I think the comedy comes in. :shock:
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Re: cleaning routine

Post by zonker » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:36 am

Pugsy wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:09 am

It's entertainment folks....and in real life we can't do all those tests in an hour.
but that's why they have part two!!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: cleaning routine

Post by DennisP10 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:25 pm

RESMED warns against using the ozone generators on their equipment. It degrades the materials and its use will void the warranty.

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Re: cleaning routine

Post by DennisP10 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:57 pm

I use RESMED guidelines on cleaning gear.
Daily: wash mask cushion using an unscented castille or similar mild soap. Rinse well, air dry.
Daily: empty humidifier tub, damp dry, let air dry.
Weekly: Place a 3-gallon bucket in the laundry tub. Add warm water and then add Alconox Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent (RESMED recommended)(Amazon sells it) and stir it in.
Coil tubing and submerge in solution.
Dismantle humidifier tub and place in solution.
Disassemble mask and place all parts except for head gear in the solution.
Soak for 30 minutes, dump the solution and rinse all parts. Air dry. I hang the tubing vertically and let it dry. The CPAP shops make a hanger for this purpose
Headgear can be hand washed with any mild laundry detergent (Woolite or other). Rinse and air dry.
This is a more thorough cleaning than the basic RESMED Guide but is based upon their guidelines for a clinical setting where equipment may be used between patients. There they add a disinfecting step.

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Re: cleaning routine

Post by zonker » Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:01 pm

DennisP10 wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:57 pm
I use RESMED guidelines on cleaning gear.
many of us crusty veterans consider this overkill. mind you, i'm NOT saying this in order for you to change your mind. as pugsy says, we each clean as we feel comfortable.

i'm just posting this so if any other newbies who may find this thread in a google search or such think they have to do as you do, the answer is no.

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Re: cleaning routine

Post by DennisP10 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:54 pm

zonker wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:01 pm
DennisP10 wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:57 pm
I use RESMED guidelines on cleaning gear.
many of us crusty veterans consider this overkill. mind you, i'm NOT saying this in order for you to change your mind. as pugsy says, we each clean as we feel comfortable.

i'm just posting this so if any other newbies who may find this thread in a google search or such think they have to do as you do, the answer is no.

oh! and welcome to the zoo.
I appreciate your viewpoint.
My method may be overkill but has done me well for 6 years .
There may be others in my situation.
I am more concerned than average because I am immunocompromised with RA and NHL. Even a minor infection can put me in the hospital. The last 2 years - bacterial pneumonia, lung issues, and blood infection. The medications used for RA can cause lung issues as well as RA itself can create lung nodules. Some in a similar situation may wish to be more thorough.

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Re: cleaning routine

Post by zonker » Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:09 pm

DennisP10 wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:54 pm

I am more concerned than average because I am immunocompromised with RA and NHL.
nuff said!
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Re: cleaning routine

Post by Pugsy » Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:12 pm

DennisP10 wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:54 pm
I am more concerned than average because I am immunocompromised with RA and NHL.
And in your situation I don't blame you one bit. If I were in your shoes I would most likely opt for overkill as well.
Never hurts to play it extra safe......no matter what the reason.

I would still draw the line with the use of the ozone cleaning devices though. There are safer ways to disinfect stuff than using a gas that doesn't remove dirt or grime or anything really.
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