How to Clean a Fireplace

A fireplace is not only some source of domestic delight in cool evenings but also reliable source of optional heat. But often, soot deposits will condense into some dangerous substances.

It’s thus important to clean your fireplace. This may be a messy work. But with right equipment, you can do it.

Wait till the following morning after the last fire. When cleaning, place some sheets of newspapers on the floor of the fireplace. You should also secure your furniture with a plastic tarp.

When the fire was a big one, you ought to probe through ashes with a fireplace shovel or poker. Pick up andirons or fireplace grate and take them outdoors for cleaning later. You should then shovel the ashes into a metal bucket, or you use a shop vacuum.

Carefully inspect the chimney. There are normally some soot, black or brown powder residue. Get rid of all the residues that you find in the chimney like creosote.

Then you now begin scraping. The ideal brush when you need to remove soot and creosote is normally a circular chimney brush. The poles and brushes are available in various home supply stores.

Then you should clean deeply. Select a wire brush, used in cleaning barbeque grills, or some heavy nylon brush.

Mix six tablespoons of Trisodium Phosphate or its substitute, and a cup of chlorine bleach in 3.8 liters of warm water. You may also make use of vinegar or baking soda when you are uncomfortable with caustic nature of the previous substance. You then begin as high as you are able to reach, working our way down.

It’s now the time to clean up and rinse. You do this by carefully collecting the newspapers, full of carbon compounds now, and placing them into the trash.

Using a rag, paper towels and a sponge you rinse the fireplace floor or chimney walls with clean water. You then collect the plastic tarp and dispose it.

When the firebox dries, you go outdoors and scrub the soot off the andirons, and then grate with the wire brush.

Place everything back where they should be and close the flue. Your fireplace is now clean and ready for its next use.

Wait till the following morning after the last fire. When cleaning, place some sheets of newspapers on the floor of the fireplace. You should also secure your furniture with some cheap plastic cloth.

When the fire was a big one, you ought to probe through ashes with a fireplace shovel or poker. Pick up andirons or fireplace grate and take them outdoors for cleaning later. You should then shovel the ashes into a metal bucket, or you use a shop vacuum.

Carefully inspect the chimney. There are normally some soot, black or brown powder residue. Get rid of all the residues that you find in the chimney like creosote.

Then you now begin scraping. The ideal brush when you need to remove soot and creosote is normally a circular chimney brush. The poles and brushes are available in various home supply stores.

Then you should clean deeply. Select a wire brush, used in cleaning barbeque grills, or some heavy nylon brush.

Mix six tablespoons of Trisodium Phosphate or its substitute, and a cup of chlorine bleach in 3.8 liters of warm water. You may also make use of vinegar or baking soda when you are uncomfortable with caustic nature of the previous substance.You then begin as high as you are able to reach, working our way down.

It’s now the time to clean up and rinse. You do this by carefully collecting the newspapers, full of carbon compounds now, and placing them into the trash.

Using a rag, paper towels and a sponge you rinse the fireplace floor or chimney walls with clean water. You then collect the plastic tarp and dispose it.

When the firebox dries, you go outdoors and scrub the soot off the andirons, and then grate with the wire brush.

Place everything back where they should be and close the flue. Your fireplace is now clean and ready for its next use.

There are a number of fireplace cleaning companies you may use their services when you need to have that toasty, and comfortable feel in your house

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