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How to Clean A Water Pipe?

Published March 24, 2022

How to Clean A Water Pipe?

If you’re having a get-together with other Delta-8 flower enthusiasts, it’s safe to say you wouldn’t want them using dirty smoking accessories.

And if you’re not expecting company, you still wouldn’t want to use dirty pipes either.

But with our guide, you won’t have to.

In this article we will show you how to clean a water pipe at home, as well as:

  • When is it time to clean your pipe?
  • The best tool for cleaning water pipes
  • How to clean a ‘weed’ pipe with hot water and alcohol
  • How often should you clean a water pipe? 

When Is It Time to Clean Your Pipe?

Let’s be honest. Cleaning your water pipe is the last thing on your mind. And we don’t blame you.

Life gets busy, and it's easy to ignore the residue when it’s time for your session.

But at some point, you’ll start to wonder—when is it time to clean my tools?

Assuming you’ve been changing your water after each use, here are some signs that your water pipes need a cleaning:

  • Discolored water
  • It carries an unpleasant odor
  • Resin build-up
  • The glass begins to change color

With our methods below, you’ll be able to clean your glass quickly to get back to your session.

The Best Tools for Cleaning Water Pipes

Before we get started, its time to gather some tools. You likely will have most, if not all, of these items in your house. This list will include:

  • Water
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Salt

Once you have everything, let’s get started! 

How to Clean A ‘Weed’ Pipe with Hot Water and Alcohol

With the required tools, you’re ready to clean your water pipe. Follow each step below to have squeaky clean tools.

Step 1: Dump out all the water

If there is any water in your pipe, dump it and turn the faucet to hot water.

Some may argue that boiling water when cleaning your pipe is ideal. However, if you have a lower-end glass pipe, it could crack it.

Step 2: Pour Salt into the Pipe

It will make it easier to get that hard-to-reach residue out with salt.

After the pipe has been rinsed, pour salt through the stem and bowl of the water pipe.

Step 3: Pour the Rubbing Alcohol on Top of the Salt

Once the water pipe has salt, take the rubbing alcohol and pour it in.

Take your hands, and plug the mouthpiece to prevent any spillage from coming out. Then shake it back and forth.  

Step 4: Pour Hot Water Over Salt and Rubbing Alcohol

Now, fill the water pipe halfway with hot water. Plugging it with her hands again, shake it vigorously back and forth. Repeat this process until the residue is removed.

Step 5: Rinse and Repeat 

From here, rinse the water pipe thoroughly to ensure there isn’t any salt leftover. Once that is complete, you’ll have a sparkling clean water pipe.

How Often Should You Clean a Water Pipe?

You have officially mastered the art of cleaning your water pipe.

But how often do you need to clean it?

It depends on how often you use it.

We recommend cleaning your water pipe once a week if you use your water pipe regularly.

And lastly, don’t forget to change the water after each use.

This will help maintain your pipe, as well as experiencing the full taste of the train.

Final Thoughts

Cleaning your tools can feel like a chore, but it doesn’t have to be with our method. All you need is five minutes and our items above, and you’ll have a clean water pipe. It’s that easy.

Our last tip of the day is to try your best to frequently wash your tools. This will help with the taste, as well as the overall experience. Plus, you never know when other enthusiasts will stop by!

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