Herb vaporizers have quickly gained popularity among smokers as an alternative way to inhale cannabis. It is an easier, healthier, and a quick way of using cannabis than through glass pipes and bongs.

Vaporizers are complex devices with several components. They are made to fit in a little case and comfortable to hold in our hands or carry in our pockets. If you use a vaporizer regularly, the chances are that residue gets accumulated in its internal chambers. This can cause a decrease in its performance as well as in the lifespan of its components.

Regular maintenance is thus important for enhancing the performance and life of your vaporizer device. This involves cleaning the chambers and the vital components that will improve their functionality. These components are compressed into the tiny little box of your vaporizer and cleaning it requires an adequate know-how of its various parts. This will help you to carefully disassemble the vaporizer, clean every individual element separately, and put it back as it was.

Parts of Herb Vaporizers

A vaporizer is a combination of different components, each having a different function. Some of the basic parts of a vape pen or herb vaporizer are described below.

  • Heating Coil – The heating coil is one primary component of a vaporizer. It heats up the cannabis into a certain temperature to turn it into vapor.
  • Battery – The battery powers the heating coil to heat up the cannabis mixture or liquid. This unit has other components such as temperature settings found in advanced models.
  • Tank – The tank holds the cannabis or other smoking mixture inside the vaporizer.

Cleaning a Vaporizer

Cleaning a vaporizer is different as many of the smoking residues may not be removed by rinsing alone. Therefore, it is important that you must disassemble the vaporizer and clean each part separately. The chamber is one area that requires the most cleaning as it can leave many residues after prolonged usage.

First, you must remove the heating chamber and empty any filings or ashes accumulated inside by gently tapping on them. Then clean the chamber by using a small brush or Q-tip that comes along with your vaporizer. Never use water or alcohol, as it can cause damage to the wiring inside.

Next, clean the mouthpiece using a small brush to clear any debris, and then use a cotton ball to fully wipe any dirt away. Soaking the mouthpiece in isopropyl alcohol and rinsing it in warm water is also an effective way to remove any leftover residue.

After that, carefully inspect the battery component for any signs of rust or dirt. Wipe away the battery terminals to make it clean and ensure good electrical conductivity. Finally, reassemble the vaporizer and wipe the outside using a clean cotton cloth.