As you’re probably aware, the tank is a vital part of your vape device and this is where your vape juice is kept before it is burned into vapour. For this reason, it is undeniably important to keep this part of your vape clean and if you don’t you will soon notice that your vape starts to taste funny and doesn’t work as well as it should.
Thankfully, cleaning your tank isn’t too complicated and it shouldn’t take you long to do. If you’re completely new to vaping and you’ve only just learnt what a vape tank is so you have absolutely no idea where to even start when it comes to cleaning and maintenance, don’t worry, we have you covered. Below we have put together a basic guide covering everything you need to know about cleaning this particular part of your vape.
Why is it important to clean your vape tank?
One of the main reasons why it is important to clean your tank is to prevent any crossover of vape juice flavours. When you switch flavours, even if you think the tank is empty, there will still be some liquid residue and this will affect the next flavour you put into the tank.
In addition to preventing a bad mix of flavours, cleaning also affects a device’s performance. E-liquid can be thick and gunky, especially if it has a high VG content, and cleaning your tank will help to prevent build-up problems which stop your device from working efficiently.
Of course, it goes without saying really that cleaning is important for hygiene reasons too. Your mouthpiece is connected to your tank, so if you don’t clean this part of your device then it is likely that it will become home to lots of bacteria which may even go on to make you ill.
When should you clean your vape tank?
Generally speaking, people tend to clean their tank every time that they change vape juice flavours, so this can sometimes even be daily. However, if you always use the same flavour, it is recommended that you complete a quick clean once a week.
From time to time, it is also recommended that you replace your vape tank and many will do this every month or so if they vape quite frequently. Of course, if your vape doesn’t seem to be working properly, then you may need to clean or change the tank sooner than this.
How do you clean your vape tank?
There are a few different ways that you can clean your tank, but if you’re looking for a quick and easy solution that always works, then all you need is some warm soapy water. Simply;
- Remove your tank from the mod and the mouthpiece and completely disassemble it
- Pour away any e-liquid that is currently in the tank
- Place the tank into a bowl of warm water with a couple of drops of washing up liquid
- Wash the tank to ensure all the old e-liquid has been removed
- Rinse the tank under the tap to remove any soap/bubbles
- Sit the tank on a piece of kitchen roll and wait till is complete air dried.
- You can then reassemble your vape device, add a new e-liquid and start using it as normal again. Tank cleaning really is that easy.
Is it possible to simply replace the vape tank?
If you don’t want to keep cleaning your tank, then you do have the option to simply replace it on a weekly basis, but this can get really expensive. It isn’t uncommon for people to have different tanks for different vape juice flavors though and this can make tank cleaning even easier.
Purchasing a new vape in Ireland
Hopefully, the information above will be beneficial if you’re new to vaping and haven’t attempted to clean your device yet. All in all, it is fair to say that cleaning your tank isn’t complicated at all and thankfully, unless you change vape juice flavours frequently, you won’t need to clean it that often either. So, ultimately, owning a vape is pretty straightforward and there isn’t too much to worry about in terms of regular cleaning.
Should you still be searching for the perfect vape to start your vaping journey with or if you’re interested in purchasing a new vape in Ireland, be sure to check out The Vape Life website. We have an impressive range of vape devices for you to choose from and we really do have something for everyone, no matter what vaping experience you’re wanting. Should you require any assistance at all when choosing a device, feel free to pop into our vape shop or give us a call and our experienced team will gladly help in any way they’re able to.