Excess soot can damage your fireplace and may even detract from its appearance. Fortunately, keeping your fireplace clean is easy when you follow these tips.
Sweep your firebox at least weekly using a whisk broom or Shop Vac. Use a wire brush to remove any creosote deposits first.
Gently wash the hearth, mantle, and inside of your firebox with a mild detergent or de-greaaser. A mixture of baking soda and water will also suffice. Never use harsh chemicals for fireplace cleaning, as even a trace of residue could cause an explosion.
Use these tips to maintain your firebox and then call our chimney sweep when it is time for a more extensive cleaning.