If you’ve been enjoying the benefits of PowerLung you might be wondering what to do when cleaning it. The instructions that come with your PowerLung provide you with information on how to clean your PowerLung. There are also specific instructions on the PowerLung website here . Also note, you do not have to complete disassemble your PowerLung to clean it. Just follow the instructions.
Why do I need to clean my PowerLung?
The use of PowerLung causes some of the bacteria, food particles or other materials present in our mouths and saliva to be exhaled directly into the product. This obviously isn’t immediately harmful but over time can actually build up and cause the PowerLung to be “glued” closed and to cease functioning properly.
It is important to keep the PowerLung clean, both for hygienic reasons, to ensure continual
functionality and to keep your warranty in force. Luckily, the PowerLung team has developed a highly useful product, specifically for this task – PowerLung Washe. The most cost effective way to purchase PowerLung Washe is in the Jumbo (16 fluid ounce) size when you purchase your PowerLung. If you already have a PowerLung then go ahead and purchase 2 Jumbo sizes so you have about a 6-month supply.
You can place your PowerLung on a paper towel to dry, “stand” it on the mouthpiece end, or lean it so the mouthpiece end is facing down for draining. Usually shaking the PowerLung thoroughly before placing it on the paper towel eliminates the extra water and helps it dry overnight.
You should rinse your PowerLung at least once a day. Always use hot tap water, not boiling water to clean or rinse your PowerLung. Be careful that the product is hand washed and not exposed to a dishwasher or other high temperature environments.
While rinsing is helpful, soaking your PowerLung at least once a week in PowerLung Washe and hot tap water as shown in the instructions, helps assure there is no build up of particles or saliva and helps keep your PowerLung functioning properly.