How to clean a vape


Like cell phones, Vape Devices are everyday items for vapers around the world. They are often carried around in your pocket, purse, or hand giving viruses and bacteria a golden ticket to enter your body. If your a vaper and haven’t got around to cleaning your device, please reconsider. The COVID-19 virus is at large and its crucial for everyone not just vapers to keep their devices clean. We know you love your vape but even more the people around you. This blog post will cover how to properly clean your vape and give you the knowledge necessary to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and other viruses that are heading our way.

What is the COVID-19?

The COVID-19 Virus also known as the Coronavirus is “a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person,” stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC). This virus is a global pandemic and a series threat to humanity. In the United States all 50 states have reported cases of of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Prevention

We are no experts on the COVID-19 virus but we have done our research and have gathered enough information to inform you about the topic. The CDC recommends the public to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, avoid contact with sick people, disinfect frequently touched areas, and most importantly self isolation if you're sick.

Is the vape industy effected by the COVID-19 Virus?

Sadly, the COVID-19 has been effecting the vape industry globally. Many hardware items like vape devices and atomizers are assembled all over the world specially China. Shenzen, China is the capital of the world when it comes to vaping products and production of these products has gone down as many Chinese workers have been in quarantine to avoid catching the deadly virus. Also, states like California have been in full force requiring that many non essential businesses close their doors to stop the spread of the disease. This includes vape shops and others alike.

Although, there has been delays on vape products and we are now working with what inventory we have we must keep our head high knowing that the virus is temporary.

Do I Need to clean my vape?

Now that we have got some of the common questions about the COVID-19 virus, let’s dive in vape maintenance.

The obvious answer to this question is yes, you must keep your vape device clean at all times. Like mentioned, vape devices are everyday items that can be stored in you pocket, purse, and bag. Vape devices are prone to touch dirty surfaces and material that will most likely have tons of micro bacteria and viruses that can cause an illness. Now more than ever is the time to take action and properly clean you vape knowing that their is an unknown virus at large.

Steps to clean a vape

Just like washing your hands, cleaning your vape is essential to avoid harmful viruses and bacteria from entering the body. We have gathered some steps you can take today:

Cleaning your atomizer or pod

  • Wash your hand for 20 seconds with soap and water
  • Detach your atomize or pod from your device.
  • Dispose of any remaining e-liquids
  • Dissemble you atomizer or pod
  • Place the dissembled parts in a bowl of warm water and soap
    • Soap is known to dissolve the fat membrane of the virus killing them. Disinfectants containing alcohol have a similar effect but are not as effected as regular soap.
  • Gentle scrub the parts making sure the soap has reached every part of the atomizer or pod for 20 second
  • If possible let the parts sit in a clean surface until dry or wipe away the remaining water with a clean towel
  • Reassemble the tank or pod

Cleaning your vape device

  • Wash your hand for 20 seconds with soap and water
  • Detach your atomize or pod from your device
  • Make sure your device is off and batteries are removed
  • Get a clean towel and soak it in warm water and soap
  • Twist the towel until damp
  • Gently scrub your device with the towel making sure no water is getting inside the internal parts of your device
    • Use a Q-Tip for hard to reach places
  • Let it dry by itself in a clean surface or use a clean dry towel
  • Insert batteries and vape away

Cleaning your device this way is a safe way to remove kill unwanted bacteria and viruses from your vaping device and not damaging any surfaces of your device.

How often should a clean my vape?

Vape devices are considered high touch surfaces and should be cleaned often specially with the current COVID-19 pandemic.


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  • Patric

    Since the geekvape aegis x 200w is “water/dust/shockproof”, is it still necessary to power off and remove the batteries before cleaning the mod/device? Also, I ended up with a slight leak from my last tank which was the 5 ml Geekvape Zeus sub-ohm tank. The leak was caused after cleaning it. I misthread the glass to the lower metal piece of the tank. The part that connects the tank to the atomizer.
    So my question is, besides being more careful when cleaning next time, is there any SPECIFIC guidance, instruction or advice for new users cleaning their new device and tank for the first time that may’ve not be included in the video we just finished?

  • BernardVot

    Thank you very much for the information provided
    I’m very impressed

  • Michelle Molloy

    This was great information! I’m very aware that my e-cigarette gets dirty, but I wasn’t aware of how it go about cleaning it other than cleaning the surface and my tank. This information is good because it tells you what you can clean and how.

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