Here’s How Often You Should Really Clean Your Bong

Let's discuss how often you should be cleaning your bong and how to do it properly. 
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The dirty bong… We’ve all been there. We’ve all probably been guilty of using one from time to time but really, there’s no excuse for a gross, smelly, bio-hazard fogging up your pretty glass piece, ruining your weed’s flavor, and making you and your friends sick. You deserve better than that babe, and you know it. Let’s discuss how often you should be cleaning your bong and how to do it properly. 

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Heavy Users (defined as those who use cannabis daily) should really be swapping out old water for new water with each new use or at the minimum be cleaning their pieces every one to two days. As a connoisseur, you will likely be able to taste the difference when you take a moment to care for your water pipe. Old water means your cannabis will have a weird flavor, or worse. Old, stagnant water that’s discolored or smelly is a surefire sign you need to get cleaned. 

What Is a Biofilm?

Over time (not much time TBH – 24 hours can sometimes do it), if left uncleaned your water pipe will develop a slick, slimy Biofilm that is not dissimilar to the pinkish sludge that develops in showers after a long stint of not getting scrubbed. Biofilm is made up of microorganisms, mold, and bacteria and is 100% NOT something you want to be inhaling. Not only will it adversely affect the taste of your weed but it could potentially lead to lung infections or colds and flu. Yuck.  

It’s impossible to tell what, exactly is growing in your dirty bong so best to be safe and just keep it as clean as possible thereby avoiding the swamp water your college roommate left in her bong for weeks on end. 

Easy Solutions

Fret not, you don’t need to ruin your high by rolling up your sleeves and scrubbing out your bubbler every time you take a hit. The cleaning process can be as simple as pouring boiled hot water into the piece to help remove the resin. Let the steaming water sit in your bong for a bit, then swish it around or use a towel to plug up the top and the down sprout and give it a good shake or two. Once the boiled water has done its thing you can empty the chamber and allow the piece to air dry before you put it away.

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