Can anyone tell me the best way to clean out the water chamber that comes with your humidifier?
I haven't been as deligent as I should when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting the chamber. I usually empty out the leftover water and do a quick rinse with hot water then refill again that evening. I've done this for months....then read somewhere that the chamber needs to air dry each day to prevent mildew and mold from growing.
Well, I found that out too late!
Last night, before I filled the chamber with distilled water, i noticed a "growth" going on inside the chamber. Wasn't a lot, but it was "noticeable." I found a toothbrush and started to clean the chamber as best as i could but had a difficult time trying to reach the sides and corners. Does anyone have advise on how to go about doing this? Is there something other than a toothbrush or bottle brush that I can use that is flexible enough to reach those hard to get areas of the chamber? I have a ResMed Elite and the chamber that comes with my humidifier has an oval opening on top where you pour the water in. It has one other hole that allows me to gain entry to the chamber, but still cannot reach way in there.
Also, I read somewhere NOT to use chlorine or alcohol as a form of disinfecting. Can anyone recommend a solution or something that I can use to disinfect and clean? I appreciate your help fellow CPAPPERS!