End Of Season Fireplace Cleaning Tips
Posted in Gas Fireplace Cleaning, on June 23, 2022
Summer marks the end of fireplace season and time for fireplace cleaning in Toronto. Though fireplaces would be the last thing on your mind during summer, end-of-season fireplace maintenance in Toronto is a good way to optimize the health and longevity of your fireplace. So before closing the door of your fireplace for the summer months, check out these handy tips for gas fireplace cleaning in Toronto.
Supplies Required for Fireplace Cleaning Toronto
- Handheld vacuum or vacuum with crevice attachment
- Soft cleaning cloths
- Paper towels
- Old towel
- Drop cloths
- Small piece of cheesecloth
- Fireplace glass cleaner
- Mild fireplace cleaner
- Soft bristle brush
Turn off the Gas
Before you start cleaning, make sure that you turn off the gas valve and the pilot light for your safety. Let the fireplace cool down completely to avoid any accidents.
Start by covering the work area with a drop cloth. Check the owner’s manual to learn how to disassemble and open up the glass panes of your fireplace. Place the glass on an old towel or some paper towels. Next, remove the logs and stones (you may need screwdrivers). It is essential not to rearrange the logs yourself as their layout is designed specifically for maximum efficiency. Taking a pic of the fireplace before disassembly can help you reassemble it correctly.
Brush & Vacuum
Dust bunnies, pet hair and other debris can accumulate inside the fireplace.
Clean out the sides and the base of the fireplace with a vacuum. Remember to clean around and under the gas unit and grate thoroughly. If dirt is stuck on the fireplace, use a soft cleaning cloth and mild fireplace cleaning solution. Wipe it dry with a paper towel. If your fireplace has any glass wool, take it out and keep it in a container before vacuuming.
Clean the fireplace logs and any decorative grate using a soft bristle brush. If the logs are grimy, use a soft cleaning cloth and fireplace cleaning solution to wipe down the logs carefully.
Lava stones can be cleaned using a vacuum. To avoid small stones being sucked in, cover the vacuum head with a cheesecloth and secure it with a rubber band. Vacuum the rocks and buff them with a soft cleaning cloth.
Inspect the gas logs and lava stones for any cracks or deterioration; you’ll need to replace the damaged logs/stones. If the gas logs aren’t working properly, soot can build up inside the fireplace. Contact the Fireplace Experts for a professional inspection and fireplace maintenance in Toronto.
Clean the Glass
Gas fireplace glass can accumulate grime and even develop a white film from chemical residue. Use a glass fireplace cleaner specifically for fireplaces and clean using a soft cloth.
Put back the fireplace glass and logs correctly, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Keep the stones, glass wool and other components back in the fireplace.
Professional Gas Fireplace Cleaning & Maintenance in Toronto
Fireplace Cleaning in Toronto can be easy with the right professionals! Trust the pros at the Fireplace Experts if you’re short of time to clean your fireplace. Our certified technicians can clean and maintain your fireplace to prevent expensive problems and hazardous issues. Fireplace cleaning/maintenance doesn’t take long and won’t break the bank! Make your fireplace ready and safe for the next season—contact the Fireplace Experts to schedule fireplace maintenance & cleaning today!