Wholesale Vape Pens & Custom Vaporizers

How To Clean Your Vape Pen

How To Clean Your Vape Pen

The modern vape pen has a wide variety of benefits. With the invention of extract and updated technologies, what we use today is far more effective and optimized than traditional methods. 

Back then, you had to use glass and water pipes. These would take forever to clean, and if you weren't up to par on it constantly, you would find that your piece was clogged with sticky black resin. 

The best and most common home remedies for cleaning your pipes were rubbing alcohol and warm salt water. Most of the time, you would fill a Tupperware bin with a mixture of rubbing alcohol, salt, and warm water and let your piece sit in the bin overnight. Waking up the next morning would showcase a dark black sludgy mix. You would reach in, find your waterpipe and wash it off. Good as new. 

With waterpipes it was similar, but other technologies were implemented to make cleaning your waterpipe easy. 


Cleaning Your Vape Pen Step-By-Step

We are going to take an in-depth approach to clean your vape pens. We will be covering everything from disposable vapes, vape pod systems, 510 thread cartridges, and 510 thread vape batteries.

  • The first and really important step is to make sure your vape pen isn't on. Many 510 thread vape pens have a button that you can click 5 times for on/off. From there you can take the device apart. While 510 thread cartridges and vape pods can be taken apart, disposable vape pens are different (more on that later). 
  • The second step is to take some iso alcohol and a few q-tips. Most of the time, a simple cleaning of the connecting ports for the battery and cartridge or pod will be the trick. It is a good idea to only dampen your cotton swab instead of soaking it due to keep any outside liquids away from the internal components of the vape pen. 
  • Once you have cleaned the vape battery, it is a good idea to do a thorough scrub around the entire device including the mouthpiece. 
  • Much like the 510 cartridges, you want to clean the magnetic connecting ports on the vape pod system with iso alcohol. 
  • When you have finished sterilizing your device, you can start the reassembling process. 
  • Enjoy your device once more! 



The Importance Of Cleaning Your Vape Pen

  • Regularly cleaning your vape pen provides a number of benefits. Maintaining your vape pen will ensure it will live for far longer, maintain its rechargeable function, and longer battery life, and have more effective experiences. 
  • Fewer issues from the vape. (vape blinking, not hitting, vape pen clogging, etc). From randomly blinking to keeping the battery charged and non-clogging - there are a number of issues that get removed when you regularly maintain your vape pen.
  • Keeping a safer experience. A long time ago, vape pen batteries didn't have the same safety standards that they have today. Safer technologies have improved to ensure user quality. Having a clean vape pen removes any issues that could lead to an unsafe experience. 
  • Improved the overall performance of the vape pen. With nothing clogging or getting in the way of your device, the battery, pod, and cartridge will operate at their most effective range. 
  • Not purchasing another vape pen. Enough said! You don't want to keep spending money on a pen that keeps breaking - well not if you can do something about it. 

On top of that, cleaning your vape pen is easier and faster than ever! 

For the cartridge pen, this means cleaning the 510 threads as well as the contact heating pad located on the 510 battery pen. This ensures the best vape pens for cartridges. For vape pods, this means cleaning the prongs on the magnetic connector. In order to keep your vape pod in the best shape, follow the following steps:

Cleaning Your Vape Pen Mouthpiece

Why do you need to clean the mouthpiece of your vape? Well, that's where the air comes from. If your mouthpiece is clogged, it can create. a number of reasons. 

  • Stressing the battery. If the battery is stressed too hard then it won't function properly down the line. The more you keep hitting a clogged mouthpiece the more unscary stress on the vape pen battery. 
  • Stressing the coil. If the ceramic coil is stressed then it might not provide the most optimal flavor profiles. Instead, you may get a burnt nasty taste. 
  • Shorting the atomizer. A fried atomizer means your cartridge is dead and there is nothing that you can do. Some devices will say "atomizer short" or it will blink a certain number of times to let you know you are up the creek without a paddle. 

This is going to be the most critical part of cleaning a disposable vape pen. As there aren't too many components in the device, it may be harder to access areas for cleaning. Cleaning and making sure there is nothing in the way of the mouthpiece will ensure vaporizer longevity. Also, you won't need to sit and wonder why your device isn't pulling as this will most likely be the case.

How To Clean Your Vape Pen Battery

You don't need a ton of accessories in order to clean your vape pen battery, you will need the following:

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Q-Tips
  • Paper towels

First, remove the battery from the cartridge or pod. Then make sure it is off. If it is a 510-thread battery, then click the button 5 times to turn it off. If it is a vape pod battery then it will be off until your device pulls from it. Still, it is the best idea to remove the pod from the device. 

Then soak the Q-tip in rubbing alcohol. 

Clean all waxy substances from the connecting post, and button. Removing any leftover vape debris will help to unclog anything in the way. It helps to ensure that your battery performs at the most optimal rate. 

Once you are finished simply dry off the device with a paper towel. 


How Often Do You Need To Clean Your Vape?

There isn't a rule of thumb to follow when cleaning your vape. Much like traditional methods, most people will find they need to clean it when something isn't right. Usually, if the pipe was clogged, it was an obvious issue to be addressed. 

If you are a heavy user, then you may need to check your device once or twice a week in order to make sure everything is working properly. If you are a light user, possibly once a month. 

While it is far easier to clean than glassware, there is no reason why you can't spend a few minutes to make sure everything is functioning effectively. 

You must be older than 21 years old to enter this page.