It is possible for one to neglect their vaporizer thinking that it does not call for a lot of care. Actually, some users do not even clean it. What one may not realise is that even a premium device requires proper care for it to produce consistent top notch results for long. If you clean and take proper care of the device, you will not need to worry about hygiene or frequent replacement of parts. This can actually save you money in the long haul.
One way of taking care of your device is through cleaning. Oh! So it needs cleaning? You may wonder. Remember the plant parts or herbs decompose under high temperatures during vaping. In this case, they are bound to produce a resin which sticks around different parts of your device. If left for long, the resin will build up and can clog such areas thus reducing the efficiency of your vaporizer. Fortunately, you can disconnect various parts of your portable vaporizer to clean each separately using the following ideas and have it giving optimum results for a long time.
• Rubbing alcohol
• Microfiber cloth/ Paper towels
• Cotton swabs/Q-tips
The mouthpiece calls for regular cleaning since oils collect around after a period of use and may end up clogging it. Disconnect this part from the filling chamber and rub some alcohol on the interiors and outer surfaces. Just wet a cotton swab with the rubbing alcohol and wipe the inside gently. Use the paper towels on the outer surfaces. Once through, run the piece under hot water to clean any residue rubbing alcohol. Wipe dry and keep aside so that you can take care of the other parts.
It is helpful to wipe out your herb chamber immediately after use before it cools. This will keep it clean and in good shape for long. In fact, it will not require frequent cleanup. Conversely, if you kept it dirty last time you used it chances are that residue herbs got stuck in the unit. You can remove these easily using the cotton swab and rubbing alcohol.
If need be, find something with a tiny sharp end, like a toothpick, and use it to loosen up any sticky residue. Be careful not to poke the filter, though. A gentle rub with a cotton swab dipped in the rubbing alcohol will get rid of any remaining dirt. Another idea is to blow compressed air into the herb chamber to drive out any leaf buildup. This is also a great regular care practice.
The screen can be cleaned effectively when it is still hot. This means, cleaning immediately after vaping will give excellent results. Begin by soaking it in the alcohol cleaner for approximately twenty minutes or so. Stir the screen often so that most of the resin will break down. Remove from the alcohol and dry with a cloth. You can now reassemble your unit.
Screens should be replaced once they get damaged or start yellowing. It is easy to get a replacement online or from your nearest vape accessories vendor. Most of them become sticky if used longer than the expected time.
The above are general ways of taking care of any portable vaporizer. Nevertheless, if you look at the manual of your vaporizer model, you can get more specific tips for cleaning and maintenance. Reading the user manual will also help you understand your vaporizer model better.
Before cleaning, make sure it is not connected to any electricity power source. Check for the battery slot and remove the batteries. If your device was connected to the power socket, unplug it. Electric shocks may not only ruin your device but can also harm you. It is also advisable to allow it time to cool before disconnecting. Otherwise, some parts are hot and you may end up burning your fingers. Besides, any glass part can break if brought into contact with water while hot. Take proper precautions to ensure you will still have your device intact after the cleaning exercise.
This Article was written and provided by BestPortableVaporizer.com founder Ian Lebowski. He has been an avid vape enthusiast for close to a decade now. Originally working in quality control and testing, Ian has reviewed hundreds of vape products over the years. He now works directly with manufacturers working on new product technologies.