Caring for Your AirGuard Medical Cold Weather Mask
When to Replace the Breathing Module
A breathing module is "worn out" and needs to be replaced when it develops cracks. The truth is that I've never seen one. When I do you'll see a picture of it here. I've been using mine for two years and the module is just fine. Nevertheless I'm offering the replacement module here so you know where you can get one when you need it.
The Mask is for individual use only and should not to be shared with another person.
Proper cleaning and drying of the Mask and Breathing Module is important to prevent the slight possibility of contaminates arising.
The Mask and Breathing Module should be cleaned separately.
Clean them both with warm water and a hypo allergenic soap and then allow them to air dry.
The Breathing Module should be cleaned at the end of each day after use.
A "day of use" is one where you're wearing the mask for several hours. If you're just wearing it to walk out to the mail box and back you certainly don't have to wash it every day. Obviously if you've been sick you'll want to clean the mask frequently to prevent re infecting yourself.
You'll get 90-120 washings before needing to be replaced. This is an estimate provided by an outside testing company. You may get more than 120 washings.
Don't twist it to wring it out because you'll damage the module. Just let it drip dry.
If you are washing the module daily you may want to consider buying a second module. That way you can alternate using them so that you are sure the module you wash after use is completely dry in the morning.
The Breathing Module simply slides in and out of flaps on the interior of the face mask.
The Mask should be cleaned when it's dirty. At least once a week if you wear it every day.
The Breathing Module fits in slats on the interior of the mask as shown in the following pictures...