How Do I Know When It’s Time To Clean My Vape Device?
Here are some common signs its time to give your e-cig a good clean
As with anything you use regularly, your vape device needs to be maintained properly and kept clean.
You should make a habit of cleaning your device, treating it like brushing your teeth or making your bed in the mornings – doing this will help you keep on top of it.
While it’s not the most fun task, it needs to be done so that it’s able to deliver clean, uncontaminated vapour for years to come.
But how can you tell it’s time to give your device a clean, and how do you clean it properly?
Here’s everything you need to know.
Why do I need to clean my vape?
If you want to prolong the life of your device and keep it in great condition, cleaning your e-cig is crucial.
A clean vape is by far the simplest way to get optimal performance and taking care of it regularly, will more than double the life of your hardware.
Many new vapers are unaware of, or underestimate, the importance of device maintenance and leaving residue to accumulate will seriously affect the performance of your device.
Vegetable Glycerine (VG) and other e-liquid flavourings are notorious for clogging up your coil, which causes lower flavour and vapour production – making your vape taste burnt and seriously hurting your vape experience.
How often should I be cleaning it?
You should make a point of cleaning your vape device at least once every month, but if you’re a frequent vaper and using your e-cig daily, you should clean it more often as much as once per week.
For the first few months of using your new device, the hits will feel smooth, velvety and tasty on the palette, but once residue starts to build up you’ll notice a drastic change.
How can I tell if it needs cleaning?
Sometimes, it can be hard to tell exactly when your e-cigarette needs a clean.
This especially is true for new vapers, still getting accustomed to the way everything tastes and feels.
Signs you can look out for include:
·Your device is having trouble producing vapour or the pathway seems obstructed
·Your vape tastes burnt
·Flavours taste weaker
·You need to take longer, harder pulls for your device to produce its regular effect
·There are signs of resin build-up
What’s the best way to clean my e-cig?
With the number of devices on the market these days, you’ll notice that some have rather technical cleaning instructions.
In most cases, you’ll need to remove the tank and coil – paying close attention to the way they fit together – rinsing each part of the tank under warm water, drying it with a paper towel and giving it time to air dry.