Re: Cleaning and Hose life?
I'm a hookah smoker for many years so I had my chances to experiment with different methods of smoking, cleaning and so forth...
I strongly recommend to change water and properly rinse your vase after each time you smoke; run a stream of warm water through the stem and let it dry; blow through your hose repeatedly right after you take the last puff and finish smoking - that will remove the smallest particles out of it. It's also good to leave it hanging over night so I would "breathe" a little. Never ever wash your hose, if only it is not completely washable. Otherwise, you have great chances to inhale little chunks of rust formed inside of it. It happened to me and believe me - that's an awful feeling.