How to Properly Clean & Maintain Your Fireplace

by Christine Bernardo August 01, 2022

Service technician working on a gas fireplace inside of a residential home

For your fireplace to work effectively and warm your room efficiently, it is crucial that it is kept properly clean and is well maintained. A blocked, messy, or unattended to fireplace will still burn, however it will do so far less adequately than a properly cleaned one. In this article, Dress Your Space will talk about some of the tips that you can follow to help you properly clean and maintain your fireplace. We will also mention some fireplace tools and fireplace accessories that we stock, that will help you in maintaining a clean and properly working fireplace.

Check and Clear the Flue

One of the most common problems that cause fireplaces to work poorly, is that the flue is blocked or obstructed. This can be caused by excess soot and dirt. There is also a chance that during the summer months, when you are not using the fireplace, birds may make a nest in there and in turn, prevent proper airflow.

Remove Ash from Previous Fires

To keep a clean and well-maintained fireplace, you must be sure to empty the fireplace of the ash from previous fires. Ensure you use a metal shovel and dispose of the ash in a metal rubbish bin. Alternatively, you can add it to your garden soil or compost!

Cleaning the Firebox

After emptying the firebox of excess ash, mix a bucket of dishwashing liquid, salt, vinegar, and water. Using a stiff-bristled scrubbing brush, loosen the soot from the sides of the walls and base of the firebox. Then, use a sponge to remove the loosened soot. Continue doing this until the firebox is clean.

Dress Your Space: Quality Fireplace Accessories

At Dress Your Space, we stock a range of high quality fireplace accessories and fireplace tools to help you with cleaning and maintaining your fireplace. Offering competitive and affordable prices, our products are reliable, useful, and are sure to last.

To discover more, contact our team online or call us now on 0352 441 720.

Christine Bernardo
Christine Bernardo


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