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If there’s anything worse than knocking your bong over, it’s the fact that you need to clean it.
Even worse, you need to do it now. That’s right: get down on your knees and crawl, stoned as you are, BEFORE the muck dries out.
You can use vinegar or baking soda, whichever you have. (And whichever you can grab first.)
But make sure to also grab a couple clean white rags. (If you can’t catch anything else, search your drawers for some white underwear. I’m serious, it works!)
How to Clean Bong Water After Hitting the Carpet?
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Forget about the puddle for a minute! Your very first enemy are the buds and resin. Pick or scoop them up with a piece of cardboard. Do this gently to make sure that you don’t drive it deeper into the carpet.
I know the sinking feeling you have right now, but you have to absorb as much of the water as possible with clean cloths.
Lay the cloths or paper towels on the spot and press gently, so the paper towels take up the moisture. When the spot feels drier, take out the paper towels. You’re safe, so you can take a nap.
When you wake up and have some more munchies, you can deal with the stain that’s left.
At this point, vinegar is your best friend. Spray the area with 50-50 vinegar and water solution on the carpet. This will kill the stench – and begin to tackle the stain too.
Rinse the carpet with warm water and blot dry with a towel. Dab (not the dance move) the stain until you see it fading.
You can finish up by vacuuming the carpet or using a steam cleaner.
How to Get Bong Water Smell Out of Carpet
If you think that the carpet is going to smell like that sweet strain you just smoked, you are definitely mistaken!
It’s going to smell damp and almost unbearable. If vinegar hasn’t been able to tackle it, then baking soda is your next best bet.
Sprinkle baking soda on the area and allow it to sit for half an hour. Any particles or resin left in the carpet from the bong water will stick to the baking soda and neutralize, which means it will stop smelling.
You can also steam clean to get that fresh smell in the house again. You have to do this after the baking soda.
This is a no-brainer, but you have to clean your bong water after use. Keeping the water in your bong for a long time DOES NOT ‘season’ the water. This is not possible. You should be cleaning the bong regularly to get the best out of your cannabis!
But Why Is Bong Water SO Skanky?
Well, to be honest, it doesn’t have to be. It really depends on YOU.
That is, how often you clean it.
Even the cleanest, freshest water will go bad and become breeding ground for bacteria if you leave it alone in a bottle for some days.
With bong water, the blessing of filtration is also a curse. When the dried marijuana in the bowl is lit and inhaled at the top of the tube, the smoke is basically filtered through the water and cooled before it enters your lungs. What it leaves behind is tar and gunk, even resin.
Not to mention that your carpet will also get a fill of marijuana buds from the bowl when you knock the bong over.
So, it’s important to regularly clean your bong so you can taste and smell the different strains you might buy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can bong water stain?
If it has not been cleaned for a while, then yes, it can leave a stain on your carpet or clothes. You can sort out this stain by using some white vinegar or laundry detergent.
How do I stop my bong water from smelling?
The smell of stale bong water is probably the worst smell of like, ever!
Fill your sink with some dish soap and lukewarm water. Take apart your bong and place the base and neck in the sink to soak. For added effect, add some vinegar to make a deodorizer solution. Let your bong soak for a while and dry properly before use.