The Basics of Cleaning and Maintaining Your Vape

The Basics of Cleaning and Maintaining Your Vape

Let’s face it, vape gear doesn’t always come cheap. After spending good money on a nice new tank or mod, you want it to last. Most vape products today are durable and can last a long time, but regular maintenance can further extend its life. Let’s talk about what you can do to get the most life out of your vape.

How to Clean and Maintain Your Atomizer

Cleaning your atomizer will keep it working as well as it did when you first bought it. It will also ensure that you get the maximum flavor possible out of your e-juice.

After running your atomizer dry, a simple rinse is a good way to keep your atomizer clean.

For a quick rinse on a tank, take the main parts of your tank apart. Remove the coils and set them aside. Don’t clean the coils. Rinse the rest of the parts under warm water, dry them off, put the atomizer back together, and fill it up with e-juice.

If you’re doing a major cleaning on a tank, you’ll want to fully disassemble it. Unscrew everything except for the 510 connection (some 510 pins have screw slots for adjustments — don’t try to remove them). Wash everything except the coils in warm water. You don’t need to remove tiny screws, for example, post hole screws on rebuildable decks. Likewise, it’s also fine to leave O-rings on your atomizer, since removal can sometimes stretch them out or even tear them.

Regularly rinsing your atomizers will keep them in good shape, while an occasional deep cleaning will prevent heavy buildup.

How to Clean and Maintain Your Mod

Your mod likely spends a lot of time in dirty places, such as your pocket, car console, or carrying bag.

If your mod has an internal battery, computer chip, or wiring, you need to be careful about how you wash it, otherwise, you could risk damaging it. A quick wipe down of your mod with a damp paper towel is usually good enough to keep it clean.

For hard-to-clean stains, you can also try using  a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Cut off a small piece of the Magic Eraser, dampen it, and  carefully wipe away the dirt.

You also want to be sure to clean the threads of the 510 pin connector. Those threads can get dirty, which can lead to poor electrical conductivity. You can clean the threads by using a dry cotton swab.


So that’s it! Cleaning and maintaining your vape will keep it looking great for years and will also prolong its life. It only takes minutes to do a cleaning, even a deep cleaning, and it will help you get the most value out of your purchases in the long run.


The opinions and other information contained in these blog posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of Nicopure Labs, LLC, owner of the Halo and HaloCigs marks.

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Alex has been vaping since 2010 and considers himself to be an advanced user and hobbyist. He loves to share his knowledge of electronic cigarettes with the vaping community.

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