Vape pens can be expensive but using them is arguably safer than smoking and so buying one is often considered an investment worth making. Keeping vape devices clean is essential for proper functionality and can significantly affect how safe they are to use.
Many people don’t know how often they should clean their vape pens. This will depend on the number of times you use it rather than any specific time frame.
A good rule of thumb is to clean it after using it about 20 times but some people prefer to clean it more frequently. If you take extra care of each part, any malfunction or defect you experience should be covered by the terms and conditions of a warranty. The following five steps make it easy to keep your vape pen clean and should take you no longer than 30 minutes.
1. Dismantle your vape pen
At Hemper.co, you can view pen collection and select from many different types of vape pens at an affordable price. No matter what type of vape pen you choose, whether it’s for vaping dry herb or a concentrate, you will need to dismantle it the same way. It helps if you know about all the components before doing this.
A typical vape pen consists of three parts: the battery, the mouthpiece and the heating chamber. Unscrew all the components, beginning with the heating chamber. Get rid of any residue left in the heating chamber by tapping it into the trash.
Most herbal vaporizer pens use a heating coil inside the chamber to vaporize dry materials. This is very sensitive and you need to be careful not to damage it while cleaning.
However, cleaning a herbal vape pen is easier than cleaning one used for concentrate as the residue is less sticky. Wax and oil pen vapes are harder to clean but the more you do it, the easier it becomes.
2. Brush the parts
A vape pen usually comes with a brush that you use to remove any particles or residue. Don’t use water on parts of the pen as the device has compact electrical wirings inside.
3. Clean the mouthpiece
It isn’t difficult to clean a mouthpiece but it is the part that attracts most of the residue apart from the heating chamber because it serves as the pathway for the vapor. Some mouthpieces detach and others don’t. If the mouthpiece detaches, you can run it under warm water. Wipe in and around the mouthpiece with a soft cotton cloth or cotton swab to make sure it is completely clean.
For a deeper clean, you can soak a mouthpiece in isopropyl alcohol for about 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse it with hot water. It’s best to check the manual before doing this.
4. Clean off stubborn residue
If you have not cared properly for your device, it may need some heavy-duty cleaning. Rubbing alcohol is a harmless solution for cleaning away stubborn residue and a Q-Tip will get into all the hard to reach places.
Clean the outer part of the chamber or cartridge with rubbing alcohol but don’t use it to clean the inside. A tip is to warm up your vape pen if you’re battling to get rid of any residue while trying to clean it cold.
5. Reassemble the pen
Once you’ve finished cleaning and drying your device, you can screw it back together. Make sure everything goes back in the right place and is properly attached. Once you’ve screwed it back together, press the same micro button a couple of times in quick succession to turn the device on again.