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July 01, 2022 3 min read

If you're a vape user, then you know that keeping your device clean is essential for maximizing its lifespan and ensuring a great vaping experience. 

In this blog post, we discuss how to properly clean a vape, as well as some tips on how to know when it's time to buy a new one. We also highlight some of the best materials to use for cleaning a vape. Follow these tips and you will be enjoying clean, fresh vapor in no time.

Why Do You Need To Clean Your Vape?

Cleaning a Vape

Learning how to clean a vape properly will save you from needing to replace your vaporizer before it is necessary. 

As the vape ages, the coils in your atomizer will start to oxidize and this will lead to a change in the flavor of your vapor. It's important to clean your vape on a regular basis to ensure that you're getting the best possible flavor from your device. A dirty vape will ultimately get clogged up with the residual material and the individual parts will begin to deteriorate.

In addition,cleaning a vape will help to prolong its lifespan. By taking care of your device and keeping it clean, you can expect it to last for many years to come.

General Tips for How To Clean A Vape

Whether you have a flower, concentrate, or distillate vaporizer, here are some general tips to keep in mind when figuring out how to clean a vape:

  • Focus on the different major¬†parts of your vape like the mouthpiece, battery, and any other removable parts.¬†
  • Start by disassembling your vape and give each part a thorough cleaning.¬†
  • The battery is an important part of your vape, so be sure to clean it regularly.¬†
  • You should also clean the connections between the different parts of your vape.¬†
  • Make sure that you dry all of the parts before reassembling your device.¬†
  • It's also a good idea to check for any damage or wear and tear before putting your vape back together.¬†

 Using these general tips will help you become efficient when learning how to clean a vape.

Getting the Mouthpiece Cleaned

Man about to clean a vape

Since the mouthpiece is where most of the vapor is passing through, it tends to be one of the dirtier pieces of your vape. 

To clean the mouthpiece, start by removing it from your device. Then, using a cotton swab or Q-tip, apply some rubbing alcohol to the inside of the mouthpiece and scrub it gently. If your vape is pretty dirty you can try using a dry Q-tip and taking off as much of the residue as possible. This should help remove most of the problem before trying to use alcohol which will cause the oil to loosen and spread more easily.

Once you've given it a good cleaning, rinse the mouthpiece with warm water and dry it off before putting it back on your device.

Cleaning the Battery

You won't have to worry about cleaning the battery as often as you will the mouthpiece because it isn't exposed to as much vapor. 

To clean the battery, start by removing it from your device. Then, dip a cotton swab or Q-tip into some rubbing alcohol and clean the battery gently. When you’re learning how to clean a vape battery, it’s important to clean both ends of the battery, as well as the exterior and the air path. You should never submerge the battery in isopropyl alcohol. 

When to Replace the Atomizer

Even though the outer shell of your vape might last forever the internal parts will need more maintenance. 

Here are a few ways you can tell if your atomizer is getting to the point where you need to replace it when learning how to clean a vape.

  • If there is major discoloration or build up in the coils
  • If it or the coils are physically damaged and you can easily see the damage
  • If the flavor of your vape is altered and tastes burned
  • If you‚Äôre experiencing smaller clouds¬†
  • If it keeps leaking

You should perform maintenance every six to eight uses to remove any leftover material that can cause damage and can prevent your vape from working properly. 

Make Your Vape Last

Even though all the vaporizers we sell are made from the highest quality materials cleaning a vape is necessary to do on a regular basis. By taking the time to clean your device, you can prolong its lifespan and ensure that you're getting the best possible flavor from your vapor. Be sure to focus on the different major parts of your vape, like the mouthpiece, battery, and any other removable parts.


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