Any electronic device, especially one that comes into contact with your lips and within close proximity of your face, needs to be cleaned and maintained.
This helps it make sure that it functions efficiently and is safe.
For those of you who are new to the vaping scene and even for experienced users, here is a guide that explains why a clean vape is necessary and how to go about making sure your unit is spotless.
Having a Clean Vape Is a Necessity
If you want to have a vape that works well and is safe to use, you are going to have to clean it. Failure to do so will result in an enormous number of problems, many of which we will cover in the next section.
Problems of a Dirty Vape
Here are a few problems that arise when you do not clean your vape for substantial amounts of time.
When you vape oils or herbs, the residue will build up on the inner chamber over time.
This residue will gradually increase, ruining the air flow within your device and compromising your vaporizer’s ability to properly heat your substances.
If it gets bad enough, it may also make it dangerous for you to use.
- Peeling or Scratched Surface
Taking care of the exterior of your vape is just as important as taking care of the inside.
If you treat the inside with care but don’t pay attention to how you are treating the body of the vape, your vaporizer can start peeling or get scratched. This can sometimes affect your vape’s performance.
- Loss of Efficiency
Remember when you first purchased your vape and you took your first draw from it?
If you have a vaporizer that you haven’t cleaned in a while, how is the quality of your draws now?
Is your vaporizer hard to hit? Are you getting barely any vapor or do you have to inhale really hard to get something out of your vape?
If so, this is because your lack of cleaning has led to a loss of efficiency of your vaporizer.
Important Tips on How to Clean Your Vape Pen
Although it can be daunting to clean your vape pen at first, here are some tips that will help you get through the process with ease.
- Never Soak Any Part in Water
Because it’s an electronic device, neither your vape nor any part of it should ever be submerged in water.
Although it is sometimes okay to apply small amounts of water or rubbing alcohol to certain vape parts, this should never be done unless it is directed in the instructions.
- Regular Spot Cleaning Works Best
It is much better for the health of your vape to clean different parts of it on a regular basis rather than waiting for residue to build up and then taking parts out to clean them once they have gotten too dirty.
If you take care of it regularly, it will last much longer.
- Clean the Threading Connection
The threading connection is the part where the mouthpiece connects to your vape body.
When you use your vape regularly, residue can build up in this connection and make it difficult for you to connect your mouthpiece to your vape, resulting in a less efficient vape experience.
Make sure to clean this threading connection as often as you can.
- Don’t Touch the Atomizers of Dab Pens
If you have a dab pen, it is important that you never touch the atomizer in your device.
Why? Well, these atomizers are often very fragile and even a light touch is capable of breaking them and ruining your entire device.
When you’re cleaning out your device, avoid touching the atomizer if you wish to continue using your dab pen.
- Rinse and Dry Before Using Any Piece
If you are allowed to put water onto some of your vape pieces, make sure that you rinse and dry them thoroughly before using them.
Using a slightly wet piece could damage your vaporizer and could also make it unusable.
Pay close attention and remove any moisture after you’ve rinsed parts.
- Clean the Mouthpiece Thoroughly
The mouthpiece is arguably one of the most important pieces of your vaporizer to maintain.
A clogged mouthpiece will ruin the efficiency and taste of your vape. Each time you go to clean your vape, make sure to check your mouthpiece thoroughly.
If you miss any section that is clogged, it could ruin your vape experience.
Using the tips above, you should be able to start cleaning and getting the most out of your vaporizer.
No matter what type of model you have, these rules will generally apply to each and every vape.
Do you have any more questions that weren’t answered in this piece? Take a look around our site for more resources regarding vaporizers and care!