Q: What is a hookah ?
A hookah, also known as a water pipe, arguileh, nargileh, or shisha, is an ancient water pipe used to smoke flavored tobacco.
Q: How does it work?The main body of the hookah is made of a pipe that runs from the top where the clay bowl attaches into the glass base. Surrounding the pipe there is decorative metal.
There is a port for inserting a hose and on the other side there is a one way bleeder valve. Each port has passage into the glass base. There are pipes that have multiple hose junctions and come in 2,3,4 and 6 hose versions.
When you are actually smoking, the tobacco is placed into the top clay bowl and is heated with coal. The coal does not actually burn the tobacco as is the case in a pipe or a cigarette. By sucking on the hose the air pressure inside the glass base is lowered and thus water is pulled in from the only available source which is the top of the pipe.
The air flows around the coal, heating them up, and takes the tobacco smoke down the tube into the water of the base. The smoke is passed through the water, which filters, cools, and smoothes out the smoke before it enters into the glass base where it then is rushed through the hose.
The bleeder valve acts as a one way passage for air and is used to blow the smoke that collects in the glass base out of the hookah. The reason for doing this is usually as a result of smoke that is too thick for the likes of the smoker, stale, change of tobacco flavor, or because the tobacco was starting to burn and had become harsh.
Q: I'm new to hookah smoking, how easy is it to get started?
Getting started is actually very simple! You simply choose the flavor(s) of tobacco. Once you choose the flavor, let the server do the rest for you, he will also give you a quick lesson about how to smoke if you are first time smoker and get you started and you will be smoking like a regular in no time.
Q: How often do you clean your hookahs?
We clean our hookah shaft, base, and bowl after every time they are used. Maintaining a clean hookah is neccessary for providing an enjoyable smoke every time.
Q: Is Shisha Harmfull?
Technically speaking yes, although only negligibly. The water takes away approximately 90% of the harmful chemicals (excluding THC), and so a pipe contains merely 0.05% nicotine and 0% tar. Also, if its not inhaled, there is no danger of lung cancer.
Q: How long each bowl last?
The average bowl with two to three smokers should last anywhere from 45 min. to 1 hr. The server makes sure to keep it lit by having red hot charcoal burning at all times.
Q: How to set up the hookah for a good experience?
Setting up the Hookah for a good time is easy but does require some experience, good technique, and a professional. Our servers are very professional and well trained, they will set up the hookahs in no time. Each hookah takes about 2 – 5 minutes to set up. Our servers arrive about 30 – 45 minutes before your event time to make sure they hookahs are ready by the time they are requested and also to give you the most smoking time.
Q: I don't have a credit card, can I still do reservation from your site?
We offer other payment options such as Cash, Cheques. etc for your convenience. You can contact us by e-mail or phone in order to book our service in such a situation.
Q: How many Hookahs do you rent?
We provide as many as you want, we recommend 5 hookahs per server, so if you require 10 hookahs then this will be with 2 servers to prepare and serve the hookahs.
Q: What is the amount of time you stay at the event?
This is up to you, all packages have different timing, we normally stay for 2 hours minimum, but have also been to events lasting 10 hours a day for 3 days.
Q: Can you supply the marque as well as the cushions?
Yes we can, we use a sub contractor for the supply and can organize this if required.
Q: How well dressed are the servers?
The servers are professionally dressed in Black and Black.
Q: Can we have the rental inside?
If it's a private rental and everyone is happy for this then yes, But we are not responsible for any burns or damages occurred due to Hookahs.
Q: I can't see my package price to hire?
Ring us using the number at the top of the page and we can give you a price depending on the service you need for your party.
Q: Do you have insurance?
Unfortunately there is no company that will insure for rent / smoking hookahs. We have risk assessments, method statements and competence statement which is adequate