When it comes to picking a non nicotine vape pen, it can be tough to choose between disposable and pod options. But with the right care, a reusable vape pen can last a long while, making it more cost effective and a lot more convenient (who wants to keep going to a store to buy a pen?). Here is how to properly take care of a non nicotine vape pen to get the most out of it!
How to Store a Non Nicotine Vape Pen
Where you keep your vape pen when you’re not using it will make a big difference in its lifespan. Proper storage will prevent wear and tear and avoid damage.
Keep your vape pen in a cool, dry area. Moisture is one of the leading causes of damage to electronics over time. Leaving it out in direct sunlight is also a sure way to cause added damage.
If possible, store your vape pen in an airtight container. This can prevent dust buildup and keep your vape pen safe from leaks and spills. When you are traveling with your vape pen, consider a carrying case. This will avoid any possible damage from keeping your vape pen in your unsecure pocket.
Do Vape Pens Need to be Kept Upright?
Yes! A vape pen can actually leak if it’s placed on its side or upside down. This positioning can also let in dust and dirt. You can keep it cleaner and avoid damage by keeping your vape pen upright whenever possible.
How to Clean a Non Nicotine Vape Pen
Unlike disposable vape pens, pods will need some light maintenance here and there. This is what keeps them working efficiently and prolongs their lifespan. If you’re new to vape pens, this can seem a little daunting but we can break it down for you easy! You’ll see it’s actually not too difficult at all and worth the extra effort.
Step 1: Disassembly
This may sound a bit scary but you don’t need any tools. All you need to do is take apart the pieces that are meant to be easily disassembled, usually meaning the parts that are simply unscrewed by hand.
Step 2: Clean Components
Cotton swabs and Isopropyl cleaning swabs are your friends for this step. These swabs will remove any oil or concentrate-based product from the different parts of the vape. You want to be especially careful around the coil.
If you want to clean the tank, the first step is to take out the coil. Detach the tank from the pen and then pour out anything left inside. Clean it with warm water after taking the tank apart. Avoid wetting the battery section, buttons, or charging port. All the pieces should be air dried and then put back together when completely dry.
Vape coils are also important to maintain properly. Your vape pen will have either a replaceable or rebuildable vape coil. If it’s replaceable, soak it in vinegar or ethanol for a couple of hours then rinse it with water. Let it dry completely.
Rebuildable coils should be cleaned by removing the wick. Click on the fire button a few times to remove vape liquid left behind. Use a toothbrush to continue cleaning the coil if it’s still dirty after this process. Once the coil is cooled off, return the wick.
Step 3: Clean the Mouthpiece
Now onto the mouthpiece. Run the mouthpiece under warm water. After that, wipe or dab the mouthpiece clean. You may want to use a cotton cloth for that part, removing extra particles. Some vape pens don’t have a mouthpiece that detaches. In that case, use a damp, clean cloth to wipe the mouthpiece.
Step 4: Reassemble
Once all the different components are dry, you can reassemble your pen. At this point, restart the device.
How to Clean the Vape Pen Battery
Some vape pens have easy-to-remove batteries. If that’s the case, like it is with Cyclone Pod’s Thunder device, you can remove it periodically to clean it properly. Wipe the exterior down to remove dust and debris. You should also clean the battery if you ever suspect it got wet to avoid corrosion. You’ll need a clean, dry cloth. If you notice any leaking, you will have to remove and replace the battery, unfortunately.
How Often to Clean Your Non Nicotine Vape Pen
Honestly, you don’t have to clean a vape pen that much! You should consider doing this maintenance about once a month. If you’re a very regular user, you may opt to clean it once a week. But don’t overdo it. A quick clean will remove build up and debris, keeping your vape pen working optimally and prolonging its lifespan.