Why You Should Clean Your Vape
Cleaning your vape on a regular basis means your device will function the same way it did when it was brand-new for as long as possible.
If you're new to vapes, and just opened your vape pen, you're likely enjoying smooth and delicious hits. However, after a month or two of zero cleaning, the quality will go through a noticeable decline. If you clean your vaporizer, you can prevent this from tainting your experience. In addition to delivering optimal performance and flavor, cleaning will also increase the battery lifespan of your device. Read on for a thorough breakdown on why you should be cleaning your vape.
Why Clean Your Vaporizer?
Of course, vaporizers deliver a much cleaner and purer experience than smoking. Since you do not combust your herbs when vaping, there's no smoke. Therefore, there's far less of the toxic substances that smoking has. However, despite vaping being much cleaner, this doesn’t mean your vaporizer is permanently immune from unpleasant substances.
Just like smoking from a bong, sticky residue will accumulate. It may just happen slower and be less obvious with your vape. And, just like other smoking devices, there are some good reasons you should clean your vape regularly.
1. Better Taste & Performance
As you use your vaporizer, more and more of the residue from your juicy buds will stick to various parts of the device. It will clog the heating chamber and vents, and can stick to important elements like heating coils. This will negatively impact the performance of your vaporizer and result in a bad taste. Clean your vape frequently, and you will always enjoy the best flavor and function.
2. Increases Your Vape’s Lifespan
When important parts of your vaporizer are covered in a sticky mix of resin and plant matter, and you don’t clean your vape regularly, this can dramatically decrease the lifespan of your vaporizer. Worse, it could even irrevocably damage the device if neglected long enough. Regularly cleaning your vaporizer is the best thing you can do to enjoy your vape for years to come.
3. A Cleaner Vape is Healthier
Aside from affecting taste and performance, excess residue in your vape is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganisms such as mould. These potentially harmful intruders can cause irritation and respiratory problems, and can lead to other health issues down the road.
How Often Should You Clean It?
There are two ways to clean your vaporizer. One is a daily routine cleaning performed after each time you vape. This is easy to do and takes only a minute or two.
The other type of cleaning procedure is a thorough deep cleaning that you should do every 1-2 weeks. Deep cleaning is also recommended if you are switching strains, or moving from flower to concentrates/liquids or vice versa. After a deep clean, you can start with a fresh and clean device that doesn’t have any leftover contents.