Cleaning your glass bong isn't only for aesthetics; there are several reasons why smoking out of dirty bongs can harm your health. We will go over the 5 reasons why and help you clean your bong and get it back to that day one shine!
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When bongs start to get dirty and are not cleaned properly, they can accumulate bacteria, mold, and other pollutants, which can be inhaled along with the smoke when you use the bong. This is probably the number one reason to clean a bong.
It's also important to clean a glass bong regularly, including all the nooks and crannies. A dirty bong can harbor bacteria and mold, which can be dangerous to inhale. Regular cleaning will help keep your bong free from harmful contaminants and ensure high air quality when smoking.
This can lead to respiratory infections and other health problems.
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2. Resin Buildup
Bongs can also accumulate resin, a sticky, tar-like substance that builds up inside the bong over time. This resin can contain toxins and other harmful substances that can be inhaled when you smoke.
Cleaning the resin buildup, with bong cleaning solutions, also gives the bong better functionality. A dirty bong can become clogged, making it challenging to pull smoke through. Cleaning your bong with warm, clean water and rubbing alcohol will help ensure it functions properly and provides a smooth smoking experience. You can also use coarse salt.
A dirty bong can become scratched or corroded over time, which can shorten its lifespan. This includes a silicone bong and acrylic bongs. Keeping your bong clean will help protect it from damage and ensure it lasts as long as possible.
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3. Poor Air Quality
When you smoke out of a dirty bong, the smoke can be less pure and contain higher levels of harmful substances. This can lead to respiratory system irritation, among other health concerns.
By removing these impurities, you can ensure that the smoke passing through the bong is cleaner and purer and that the overall smoking experience is more enjoyable.
In addition, if the bong is used frequently, it's recommended to clean it more often than if used less frequently. This will help ensure that the air quality is always optimal and that the bong is always safe and pleasant to smoke from.
Smoking out of a dirty bong can also affect the taste of the smoke, making it taste harsh and unpleasant. Take it from us; you definitely don't want to inhale that.
Cleaning your bong regularly with a solution of isopropyl alcohol and salt can help remove these impurities and leave the bong smelling and tasting fresh. Using alcohol to clean dissolves the resin and other contaminants, while the salt acts as an abrasive to scrub away buildup.
To extend the time between cleanings, we recommend swapping out your downstems when they get dirty and changing your dirty bong water before each session. It's also important to rinse with warm water after cleaning to remove any remaining dirt, residue, or dish soap. This will ensure that the bong is completely clean and that the taste of the smoke is pure and enjoyable.
5. Risk of Fire
If a dirty bong is left in direct sunlight or in a warm place for too long, the resin and other contaminants can ignite, posing a fire risk. Keeping your bong clean is essential to avoid this risk and keep your home safe.
Cleaning your bong is not only better for your health, but a dirty bong can negatively affect the taste of your bud. Luckily for you, we've also created a cleaning solution that is very effective at cleaning your bong free of resin buildups and other harmful contaminants. Our cleaning kit is an isopropyl alcohol-based solution with fine-grain salt crystals that can remove the toughest stuff off your glass bong.
We've also worked with our chemists to design a custom scent that has hints of floral scents of rose and citrus, because, just like all of our other products, we design it to the very last detail.
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