How to Properly Clean Your Bong
If a hand pipe needs regular cleaning and maintenance, all the more does the bong. This is especially because aside from the usual resin debris, there is still an extra element that can get stuck within the pipe when left unattended – water.
If left unattended, stuck water can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Science says that microbes generally just need a day to start spawning in used bong water, and you certainly don’t want them getting inhaled into your lungs if you can prevent it.
Due to that, properly cleaning your bong is necessary. Here are the steps how:
- Make sure that you’ve done away with the dirty water before rinsing your bong with warm or hot running water. The hot water, in itself, already helps cleanse and sterilize your bong. Keep in mind, however, that there are still built-up residues to take care of. You must then dutifully swish the water against the chambers of your pipe to completely carry out the rinsing.
- The cleaning process is heavily dependent on the bong cleaner that you prefer to use. You could choose from a myriad of commercial solutions available in the market or opt for natural alternatives like rubbing alcohol, vinegar, or lemon juice. Pour an ample amount of your chosen cleaner into the pipe and reinforce it with a spoonful of salt (or more depending on the size of your pipe) to assist with the cleaning.
- See to it that your bong’s openings are sealed air-tight before your cleaner gets swirled within the chambers of your pipe. You could use pretty much anything in your house to complete the sealing, but since you have to clean your bong regularly, you might as well buy a cap that you could consistently use during every clean.
- Once sealed, soak your cleaning solution for at least five minutes and commence shaking afterwards. Hold your bong firmly and shake it in a thorough manner to make sure that the solution covers all areas. Do this for several minutes to let the cleaner seep into the walls and corners of the bong.
After the shaking process, empty your bong of the used solution and rinse it several times until fully clean. If there are no more traces of the solution inside your pipe, then all that’s left to do is to refill your bong with the liquid of your choice and you’re up and at it again!