A common way of cleaning CPAP equipment is by using a UV light sanitizer box. You can put your equipment inside of these boxes, and they will clean the equipment for you. They often have different operation modes and are free from ozone so that they won’t leave a distinct smell on your equipment. These boxes are really handy to have around for all of your cleaning needs.
Hygiene is really important when it comes to CPAP therapy, as you wouldn’t want to be exposing yourself to any harmful bacteria. These UV light sanitizer boxes are a great way to clean everything that you need to as they will kill all of the harmful germs and bacteria, leaving you with sparkling clean equipment.
Ultimately, any unclean equipment will result in bacteria being transported into your lungs, and with this cleaning machine, you can be assured that only the pressurized oxygen will be making its way through your airway.
The Clyn UVC sanitizer box has a highly innovative digital touch screen that can be easily used by anyone who needs to use it. It comes with three fundamental modes of operation that you can choose from, depending on what you need from the machine. The three modes are dry, sanitize, and automatic dry and sanitize. These take different amounts of time to perform their purpose. It will take 45 minutes for the dry setting, 15 minutes for the sanitize setting, and the automatic dry and sanitize will take a total of 60 minutes to complete the cycle.
The pre-built drying function is easy to use and is very efficient in thoroughly drying your equipment. The machine itself is free from all toxic materials, and it does not use any harmful chemicals that can be damaging to your health. The product itself comes with a full one year warranty, with 30 days to return your product for free if you aren’t happy with it.
The device is portable and weighs 4.5 pounds, so it can be taken with you when traveling if you needed to. It is also very powerful, and the sanitize function can deliver a total power output of 8W. When the dryer function is being used, it can deliver a total power output of an impressive 75W. You can leave the appliance to do its job while you carry on with other things that need to be done, and you can return to the machine once it has finished its cycle.
Included in the Box
Everything that you need to set up and use this product is included in the box. You get the sanitizer drying device, a CPAP hose adapter, a user manual, 1-year warranty, and two air filters. You can start using this product as soon as it arrives.
Tips for CPAP Equipment Cleaning
You should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines when it comes to cleaning your CPAP machine and equipment. These guidelines are there for a reason and will give you all of the information that you need to know. If for any reason you cannot locate this information, you can contact the manufacturer for more information on this subject. They will be able to recommend how often you should be cleaning different parts of your equipment.
You should also be aware that the FDA has not actually evaluated the safety and effectiveness of any products that use ozone gas or UV light to clean CPAP machines and equipment in your home.
Being aware of and understanding the risks associated with ozone gas and UV exposure will help you to use the different cleaning products safely. If you think that your CPAP machine is causing any irritation, you should stop using your cleaning method straight away, just in case this is what is causing the problem.
What Does a UV Light Sanitizer Box Do?
A UV light sanitizer box is essentially a machine where you place your CPAP equipment inside, and the device uses the UV light to clean the products. UV light is the shortened version of ultraviolet light, which comes from ultraviolet radiation. UV light is actually present in sunlight, but the light in these machines is more concentrated.
UV light is interesting because, within a certain range of wavelengths, it can be used for cleaning purposes. Between 200 and 300 nanometers, UV light is classified as a cleaning agent. It can get rid of different forms of germs and bacteria to help clean your CPAP equipment. UV light is becoming more and more common to be used for cleaning purposes as it is environmentally friendly and free from all chemicals. It can be a great way to clean everything that you need to.
UV light is considered environmentally friendly due to the fact that it doesn’t produce any toxic gases, chemicals, or residue. It is becoming more popular to use in the healthcare industry for decontamination purposes, and this is why it is now being used for CPAP cleaning.
Risks That Are Associated With Using UV Light Products
UV light can be used to disinfect your CPAP equipment only when the UV light does not escape into your surroundings unlike Ozone products such as Virtuclean or the SoClean2. The product should be generating UV light in a way that will shield the user from exposure. These light sanitizer boxes should be able to close fully to stop the UV light from entering your home. If they do not, they are posing a health threat, and the severity of this depends on factors like wavelength, intensity, and exposure time.
There aren’t currently any known problems that are associated with UV light products, but users should be aware that accidental exposure to UV light during cleaning can put you at risk of skin and eye injuries. When this light is used as a disinfectant, it might not be able to penetrate every single area of the CPAP equipment, which can mean that they are not sufficiently sanitized. This could result in them not being safe for use after cleaning as they aren’t actually clean.