You've probably realized that a fair amount of spit and saliva builds up in your trumpet and mouthpiece. Imagine what that spit looks like after it's been sitting in a dark, moist trumpet valve, tube, or slide for days or weeks on end. It's not pretty.
Thus, it's important to 'snake' out your trumpet on a semi-regular basis. Not only will this help you make your trumpet sanitary, unclogging build up will make your trumpet perform infinitely better, and who wouldn't want that?
For a thorough walk through on how to intensively clean the insides of your trumpet, check out our Beginning Trumpet Course.