Whether you are new to vaping or have been at it for long, you must realize that the vaporizer is, after all, a machine that needs maintenance. A brand new vaporizer from Vape Shop may feel incredibly smooth, but as you keep on using it over and over again, it starts accumulating residue inside it. This leads to a fall in the quality of the smoke. At this point, you need to have the vaporizer cleaned so that you may experience the smoothness again.
However, not everybody knows how to clean a vaporizer properly, and even if they do, the chances are that they might not be doing it right. Therefore, in this guide here, we will walk you through a thorough explanation of cleaning a vaporizer properly. Then, without wasting any more time, let us get right into it!
Understand the construction
Before getting to the cleaning part, you have to go through the ‘taking apart’ part, which requires you to have a ground-level idea about the device’s construction. Don’t worry, the device may be quite advanced, but it is not rocket science. Therefore, as long as you understand the basics, the rest should be easy!
The structure of a vaporizer is divided into five parts: the vape box, the tank base, the coil, the holding tank, and the tank lid or drip tip.
The vape box is where you will find the battery or the LED screens and controllers. The tank base is the part where the above seals and connects to the coil. The coil acts as the heat contact for your substances within the container, which is the holding tank. And finally, the tank lid or drip tip, which seals the chamber and acts as the point for inhaling.
Two methods of cleaning
Now that you have grasped the structure’s gist, cleaning the device would be an easy thing for you now. There are two ways you can do the cleaning: the quick way and the deep way.
For continuous use, quick clean is an easy solution that keeps your device in good form while giving you a smooth smoking experience. However, it is better to deep clean the device at least once in a while. This is to assure the longevity of your vaporizer.
For a quick rinse, follow the steps mentioned below:
- Separate the holding tank from the vape box
- Disassemble the components of the holding tank and immerse these parts into a bowl of warm water gently. As for the leftover residue, wipe them away with a cloth or paper towel.
- Now let the components soak in the warm water for a few hours. The warm water makes it easier to clean the parts.
- In case the residue is a bit harder to get rid of, you may add biodegradable dish soap.
- Once the residue is cleaned, remove the parts from the water and dry them with a clean cloth. Set them aside so that they dry off completely.
- Once you have dried them, give them one more final wipe. You may use needles and Q-tips to clean the corners and parts that are hard to reach.
- Lastly, assemble the parts back.
For deep cleaning, follow the steps mentioned below.
- Disassemble the tank of your SOC enail kit, and place them in a bowl.
- You would need a clear, strong spirit for this process, such as vodka. This helps in the proper removal of the residue and grease.
- Now, with the help of a small gentle brush, scrub the parts that are troublesome to reach.
- Let the components soak in the alcohol for a while.
- After that, replace the alcohol with warm water and rinse away any remaining spirit. Repeat this a few times if needed.
- Once you are done cleaning, wipe them, and let them air-dry for a while.
- Once they are completely dry, reassemble them.
That is how you properly clean your vaporizer. As mentioned above, you do not need to deep clean your device every time. However, doing it once in a month maintains your device and allows you the rich, velvety experience of the vape over and over again!