Ah, Denver, cannabis capital of the United States! Only in the Mile High City would you find an enterprising small business devoted to cleaning bongs, bubblers, dab rigs and hand pipes using a mobile washing facility.
The company, called Pipe Dreams, was recently featured in a story that ran on the local news after a resident spotted the van driving around town. The service makes sense, given the local usage patterns in Denver, where cannabis is legal and where bongs are as pervasive as water bottles.
The company seems to have a thriving business on its hands, and they seem to do a lot of volume. According to the owners the can clean up to 150 pipes and bongs per day. Each piece takes around 25 minutes to clean. It's first dunked in 160 degree water than contains a special chemical, rinsed in a dishwasher, and then dried with a hairdryer.
The benefits of keeping your bong, water pipe, dab rig or hand pipes clean are that it makes them work better and more efficiently, and it also ensures that the smoke you inhale is more healthy, because it's not picking up anything that might have been left on the piece. A clean, sanitized bong offers a better experience, which is why we recommend cleaning your pieces regularly.
For those who do not have access to Pipe Dreams or a local bong cleaner that drives around in a van, we have a detailed SmokeSmith Gear Guide To Bongs that includes handy tips for keeping your glass pieces clean.