Cleaning Vape Pen

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Published On December 3, 2015 | By Nicole | About E-Cigarettes Articles

How often do you need to clean your vape pen?

Vaping is definitely a habit that’s picking up steam (no pun intended) in the smoking world. Ex-smokers tend to gravitate toward vaping because it offers a similar experience without the health risks, while current smokers may consider switching over to save money and reduce the odds of developing a smoking-related disease.

But vaping is a bit different than smoking. For one, a vape pen requires some routine maintenance to keep running smoothly. This isn’t too big of a deal once you get the hang of it, though new smokers-turned-vapers may tend to overlook it because they’ve never had to deal with it before.

In this blog post, we’re going to talk about vape pen maintenance and answer a very important question…


How often should you clean your vape pen?

A lot of people might think seriously about cleaning their pen once-per month – and those who are very diligent might do it once or twice a week.

But did you know that you’re actually supposed to do it after each use?

The propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin that make up the bulk of your E-liquid are both ingredients that tend to build up in your atomizer over time – and this buildup can lead to a number of negative side effects. For one, it can lead to burnt-off wicks, which will cause you to have to buy new ones more often. It will also decrease the quality of your vape, and will keep your pen from working as well as it could.


How to clean out your vape pen

Different pens require different types of maintenance. In fact, the best place to find this information is probably in the user manual that came with your device. You’ll basically need to clean all of the parts and remove the old E-liquid and gunk to get it completely clean – though finding detailed instructions for how to do this might be a good idea if you’re a newcomer to the vaping scene.

Some people do this with a paper towel, others use cotton swabs, and others use small tools that actually come with their E-cig.

Cleaning vape pen with paper towel

Some people even soak the parts in vodka – though whether or not this might be a good idea for you will depend mostly on what type of vape pen you use and what the instructions say to do. Some people also use rubbing alcohol.

As far as specific components go, always check the battery head when you unscrew it to make sure that residue or particles haven’t made their way onto the threads or into the connector. If you own an herbal vaporizer, then try to avoid poking around in the chamber with a sharp object. Use cotton swabs or the tool that came specifically with your device to remove clogged particles.

The mouthpiece is usually the easiest part of the vape pen to keep clean, though it also tends to attract a lot of residue. To clean this part of your vaporizer, just use a cotton cloth or swab to wipe away any dirt or debris.

As a general rule, it might also be advantageous to make sure that the vape is warm, as higher temperatures will tend to loosen debris and residue.


In conclusion

Remember that keeping your E-cig clean and free of residue will prolong its life and enable it to stay ‘as good as new’ for a much longer period of time. Unlike disposable E-cigs or cigarettes, vape pens are electronic devices that you can plan on keeping around for a while – if you take care of them and perform maintenance as needed.

Information! A great vape pen will last you years and will save you a ton of money. Don’t let it fall apart due to a lack of effort where general maintenance is concerned! Take care of it – you’ll be glad that you did!

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