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June 09, 2017

After that dream-like honeymoon phase with your brand new glass pipe ends, it will eventually become dirty. Over time, residue will accumulate and begin to impact the performance of the pipe. Cleaning your pipe might seem complicated, but our step-by-step guide makes it easy. Here are the top five reasons you should take care to clean your glass pipe.

#1 Residue is Dangerous

In addition to being an eyesore, accumulated residue can be quite dangerous for smokers. A substantial amount of accumulation could catch fire when you cover the carb, potentially burning both your finger and your mouth.

This hazard is 100% preventable with our Green Glass Clean, or another glass pipe cleaning product our online headshop offers.


#2 Practice Good Hygiene

Puff, puff, pass. Sharing pipes is part of the smoking experience. However, germs will inevitably follow the pipe as it travels throughout the circle. Eliminate the chance of spreading illnesses such as the common cold, or even worse, cold sores by cleaning regularly.


#3 Less Ash Means Fewer Carcinogens, And Better Taste

Aside from preventing communicable diseases, cleaning a pipe will also get rid of carcinogens. This means that smoking your herbs will not be as bad for your lungs.

Additionally, removing ash will drastically improve the taste of your herbs. Why smoke herbs that taste like ash when you could be smoking herbs that taste like herbs?


#4 Appearance

Our online headshop understands the relationship that smokers develop with their glass pipes. For some, it’s love at first sight. For others, it’s love after many smokes.

Either way, there are some breathtakingly unique glass pipe designs out there. Cleaning your pipe regularly will help you to appreciate the artistry of glass pipes. Frequent cleaning will also help it to look brand new!


Prevention Tips

Cleaning your pipe will eventually be necessary, but there are ways to delay this.

Use an Ash Catcher

Ash catchers are attached to bongs either under the bowl or on the downstem. They function by catching much of the debris that would normally fall into the main chamber of the bong. This will minimize ash accumulation, and decrease the frequency at which you must clean your glass pipe.

In addition to their primary use, they also aid in filtering smoke, providing cleaner, smoother hits.

When you do clean your bong, be sure to clean the ash catcher as well!

Use Green Glass Clean

Some websites recommend smokers use isopropyl alcohol and salt to clean their glass pipes. This will not be nearly as effective as our cleaning solutions. Additionally, in-home ingredients are not as environmentally friendly.

#5 Less Residue Means Better Smoking

It’s as simple as that. When there is less ash to contend with in your glass pipe or bong, the smoke will travel in a much easier fashion. A cleaner pipe will offer substantially better performance than a clogged pipe.

A glass pipe is the kind of purchase that should last you for a significant period of time. Cleaning your pipe frequently will help you to enjoy that time much more than smoking out of a dirty pipe. Don’t forget to check out our glass pipe cleaning guide. For other information about smoking trends, news and culture, check out our blog!

Grieving the loss of an old pipe? Check out our #RIPiece Program for a discount on a new pipe!



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