Because of COVID-19, everyone has become a lot more germ conscious. Hopefully, this positive trend has already extended into the world of cannabis equipment and supply maintenance. The accompanying resource goes into more detail about the malicious microbes floating around in a dirty bong, and more importantly, explains how to clean that bong to reduce the threat and enjoy pot the way nature intended.
To do the cleaning job right, you’ll need a few simple supplies. The key cleaning components to have on hand are isopropyl alcohol, airtight plastic food containers, cotton balls, abrasive salt, and hot water. On a similar note, you can use distilled water to clean the glassware. This could be a better option as distilled water can absorb any mineral from the surface it comes with which also includes dirt. Many people tend to buy distilled water in bulk for such cleaning purposes. Chances are, you can clean your bong right now without having to make a trip to the store at all.
The important thing to remember about cleaning your bong (and other smoking equipment) is to do it regularly. It doesn’t take long for microbes to latch on to stagnant water and start reproducing. Ideally, you’ll want to completely clean your bong after the last time you use it each day. This can take a little bit of effort, since you have to let the bowl and accessory parts soak for a while before rinsing them off and putting everything back together. If it’s a project you’d feel more prepared to tackle when you’re fresh, cleaning the bong first thing in the morning is a good backup plan.