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How to Clean a Gas Fireplace

How to Clean a Gas Fireplace

by Home Fire Stove on January 19, 2018
Gas fireplaces provide many benefits and can be easier to clean than other types of fireplaces. Gas fireplaces don’t make as much of a mess because they don’t leave behind ash like wood-burning fireplaces do.

That doesn’t mean you won’t have to clean a gas fireplace. Over time, they do accumulate dirt and dust, which you don’t want clogging up the gas ports. To clean your gas fireplace effectively, you’ll want to have a vacuum cleaner with attachments, wood stove glass cleaner, a new soft paintbrush, a soft cloth, and some soap.
  • Make sure the gas valve is in the off position and all of the gas fireplace’s components are cool.
  • Examine the burner and control area. Use the vacuum’s hose attachment to clean dust, debris or spider webs out of the fireplace.
  • Take gas logs outside and brush off dirt or dust with a paintbrush. Keep in mind gas logs are generally easy to scratch, so a soft paintbrush is best for this task.
  • Spray some wood stove glass cleaner onto a dry cloth and use to clean the glass doors. Starting on the outside and moving to the inside will ensure you don’t accidentally smear anything from the inside on the outer glass.
  • Use the clean damp cloth to wipe down the outer edges of your fireplace. Make sure you don’t expose brass, marble, or gold to corrosive or abrasive cleaners.
  • Use soap mixed in a bowl of water to clean soot or dust build-up with a soft cloth. Use plain water to rinse the area.
  • Dry the washed surfaces to prevent streaking.
For more information on gas fireplaces, contact Home Fire Stove and Grill City today at 503-364-6339.

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