You're probably here right now because you found some mold in your water pipe. Don't worry, we won't tell anyone.
Ever notice mold in a dirty motel shower? Did you know that breathing in mold can make you sick? If the build up of mold in a bathroom isn't safe, what do you think taking a huge inhalation from your water pipe to the dome does?
And yes, your dirty water pipe was just compared to a dirty motel shower.
For mold to form in your water pipe, you need 3 components: a surface, moisture, and nutrients (plant matter). As you take a rip, it's inevitable that plant matter will fall through the bowl into your pipe water.
So it's not uncommon to have the moldy water pipe experience but the real question is just how dangerous is it to your health?
If you want to learn about the dangers of mold inside your glass pipe, how to eliminate mold in just 60 seconds with safe cleaning solutions such as Resolution Gel, and keep your immune system in tip top shape this is the article for you. Keep reading!
The 3 Toxic Stages of Mold in Your Water Pipe
Just like any damp place, like a bathroom, for instance, water pipes are breeding grounds for numerous harmful kinds of fusarium, yeast, bacteria and other kinds of microbes. Fusarium is fungi that can cause you to feel ill if inhaled. Don't blow your high with fusarium, guys!
If you don't clean your water pipe daily, mold can begin to appear within 24-48 hours. The mold in your glass pipe will then progress into these 3 stages:
Stage 1. Moldy Water Pipe
This is how it all begins. Keeping a moldy water pipe is a health risk that will inevitably effect your immune system, so listen close!
Moldy water pipes have a pink film which is essentially fungus. This is what you see when you look at the build up inside your water pipe when it's been left for too long without a good cleaning. Fungus and bacteria are produced from live plant matter such as, cannabis residue. If you keep your water pipe clean, you will stop this growth in its tracks!
And if you don't it will progress...
What begins as a moldy water pipe, soon turns into mold that is nearly impossible to kill, which can be identified as white mold.
Stage 2. White Mold in Water Pipe
White mold is what comes as a result of keeping a moldy water pipe sitting for too long. White mold is extremely hard to kill with bleach, the toughest (most toxic) cleaner! This is why it's so important to keep a clean water pipe. White mold in water pipe is a problem you need to be proactive about. If you notice mold in your grinder not to worry as the fix is just as easy as a water pipe when cleaning your grinder.
White mold will form in the most difficult places to reach and it grows back. Spooky!
Speaking of spooky, if you've never heard of biofilm, you'll want to read this next section.
Stage 3. Biofilm in a Water Pipe
Biofilm can grow anywhere there is a combination of a surface, moisture, and nutrients. Hmm, like a water pipe?
Microbes begin to release these tiny, little molecules that enable them to latch onto surfaces, like the walls of your water pipe and cannabis plant residue that lingers in pipe water. Biofilm is what protects these substances released by microbes. When infections and illnesses come about from this biofilm, it's all the more dangerous and difficult to treat.
Biofilm is the great protector of mold in water pipes and if you let it go long enough it causes serious health risks.
So, what can you do to dominate mold before it dominates your water pipe? Don't worry, we'll show you!
How to Clean Your Glass in 60 Seconds Even with Mold
Resolution Gel is the quickest and safest way to clean a water pipe even with all 3 toxic stages of mold.
By using a natural, clay based solution, you no longer need to worry about the harmful effects of alcohol or the damage done to your favorite glass piece with coarse salt. Learn more on the dangers of isopropyl alcohol and salt and how to clean a water pipe without alcohol.
Additionally, Resolution realizes in order to make cleaning moldy water pipes seem enticing, it should be super easy and done quickly. Res Gel Kit comes with everything you'll need to clean your water pipe fast!
Follow this method to clean a moldy water pipe in 60 seconds:
Step 1 : Shake to Activate Res Gel
Approximate Time: 5 Seconds
Shake it like a shake weight. By shaking your Resolution Gel water pipe cleaning pouch, you are activating all of the natural clay based ingredients that can eliminate all mold inside of your glass pipe. Don't sweat this part too much, a good 3-5 second shake is enough. That's it, we're getting close!
Step 2 : Pour Res Gel in Dirty Water Pipe
Approximate Time: 35 Seconds
Pour Res Gel solution into your water pipe and apply your res caps to mouth hole and down stem opening. Gently swish the liquid around and around for about 20-30 seconds. Use a pipe cleaner to get those tough to reach spots, if needed. This method will kill any harmful bacteria and molds without the need of rubbing alcohol!
Step 3 : Rinse with Warm Water
Approximate Time: 20 Seconds
Since Res Gel is reusable, you will want to pour the used solution back into resealable Res bag. You can use it numerous times.
Always rinse your smoking glass in warm water, never hot! Any remaining resin build up will be washed away by warm water, but if you use hot water, you will melt resin back down and it will stick onto glass. In 60 seconds, you've got a clean, sparkling water pipe!
Pro Tip:After smoking weed from a water pipe, pour out the dirty pipe water, leave to dry, and refill with fresh water at the beginning of your next sesh! This gives bacteria, molds, and biofilm less of a chance of growing.