Keeping your kit clean

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Keeping your kit clean

It's simple to keep your NIV kit clean, and this will help you to get the most out of it

Keeping your ventilation kit clean is simple to do, and will help it work effectively for you. If you live in a house with lots of action and dust (such as kids or pets) you may need to clean it more often.

The machine and filter are easy to clean and you can do this perhaps once a week, depending on how busy your home is. Your mask may need cleaning a bit more often, as it is on your face for several hours each day.

Each type of machine and mask may need cleaning slightly differently. Your care team will let you know the best routine for your kit.

Top tip:  Hang washed tubes over a shower curtain or in the airing cupboard to dry off.