A Simple Guide to Clean Vape Device
Buying the first vape device is a significant achievement for every beginner vaper. The journey to safe vaping is something to be celebrated. But you must understand that owning a vape device comes with some responsibility. For it to serve you better and efficiently, you have to maintain it.
Once your vape device is dirty, the dirt and residue will restrict the airflow and reduce the performance. Buying a new one is out of the question as these devices don’t come cheap. You have no option but to do the dreaded task, cleaning your vape device. But do you know how? We have a simple guide for cleaning your vape device.
Cleaning a Vape Pen
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A vape pen is the most commonly used vape device. Unfortunately, many users don’t know the right procedures for cleaning the device. Well, it’s worth noting that cleaning a vape pen is not a technical procedure as long as you have everything needed. Here is your guide to cleaning your vape pen.
1. Disassemble the Vape Pen
The first procedure is to remove the vape pen’s different components, so everything is separated from the main body. You need to understand the various parts of the vape pen first before doing this. The vape pen comprises the battery, cartridge, atomizer, mouthpiece, and button. Remove the heating chamber and empty it by removing all residues. If you don’t know how to dismantle your vape pen, consult the manual.
2. Scrub the parts separately
The next step is to understand how to clean each component separately. You might be lucky enough to find a vape pen that comes with its cleaning brush which you can use to remove the residue build-up. Here are those components and how to clean them.
Start by cleaning your mouthpiece using dap cotton and alcohol. Clean both the inside and the outside, removing all residue. You can also deep clean by soaking in alcohol for up to an hour before you start scrubbing.
For the cartridge, dap the cotton swabs in alcohol, then use it to scrub the outside gently. Remove all the residue that remains in the cartridge to ensure proper cleaning. Dry the inside of the cartridge using a paper towel. Don’t submerge this part of your vape pen in water or alcohol.
For the battery, you need to take extra precautions when cleaning, as this is the most delicate part of your vape pen. Use cotton swabs to clean the exterior of the battery gently. Clean the residue from the connector so it doesn’t obstruct electricity flow. Never soak the battery in any kind of liquid.
3. Dry the Pen
Don’t start using your pen before it fully dries unless you want to get the alcohol cleaning flavors while vaping. Make sure your eliquid has been completely dried and wiped off. You can accelerate the drying by wiping using paper towels or a piece of cloth. Assemble the components once it’s fully dry, insert the cartridge, and enjoy your clean vaping.
Cleaning a Vape Tank
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To avoid getting leftover flavors when you expect a new vape flavor, regular cleaning of your tank before any refill is paramount. You can clean your vape tank in two simple steps. If it’s just removing some leftover flavors, a simple rinse can work. If it’s been a while since you did some good cleaning to the tank, you need to treat it to some deep cleaning. Here is a step-by-step guide for the two cleaning methods.
1. The Standard Rinse
For a pretty clean tank, you only need warm water to do the cleaning. Start by separating the parts then running every single piece in water. Use a clean towel to dry every piece or let them air dry. You can also use a few drops of dishwashing agent if the tank is slightly dirty. Once the components are completely dry, assemble everything back and enjoy vaping.
2. Deep Cleaning
If you haven’t cleaned your tank for a while and can see some residue, propylene glycol will give it the deep cleaning it needs. Disassemble the components and dip them in a bowl of propylene glycol for up to two hours. Let it drip dry in a napkin for two hours.
You can also do the deep cleaning using other cleaning agents like baking soda, vinegar, ethanol, and cheap vodka. After dipping it in any of these agents, rinse properly and allow it to dry. Reassemble everything back and enjoy clean vaping.
Cleaning Vape Coils
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Vape coils also get saturated with vape juice residue. Dirty coils can reduce some burned flavor that you won’t like in your vaping. Cleaning your coils is the best method to prolong their lifespan and ensure they serve you better. Here is a simple guide to coil head cleaning.
- Start by dry burning your coils using low heat so you can get rid of any excess liquid.
- Soak the coil heads in either vinegar, ethanol, or cheap vodka for a few hours
- Use fast running hot or distilled water to rinse
- Use a coil brush to brush the coils softly.
- Hold under a fast-flowing tap to rinse off any brown residue.
- Dry thoroughly in the sun or heater and reinstall the coils back
- Assemble all the other parts and continue vaping
Some methods for cleaning the tank and the pen can work for the coil, too. Sometimes you’re better off replacing the vape coil as thoroughly scorched ones might have completed their lifespan. You must learn when your coil needs cleaning and when you need to replace it.
Regular cleaning and proper maintenance of your vape devices are paramount. You don’t have to wait until you taste some unusual flavors or get the burned taste before you can do the cleaning. Consider cleaning your device at least every two weeks or whenever you change the juice flavors. If you follow all the above cleaning methods for vaping devices and their parts, nothing will stop you from enjoying your vape. Keep all these in mind, and you’ll be a happy vaper with a clean vaping experience every day.