How to clean a fireplace.


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Never try to vacuum up the soot and old ashes with anything other than a shop vacuum - the filter on your regular vacuum cleaner would clog.


A trash can come in handy for the immediate disposal of partially burned logs and the soot itself. A tarp is handy for laying the grate on top so you can get to the ashes and the inside walls of the fireplace.


Clean brick surfaces that are less than 50 years old with water from a spray bottle and wipe off the soot with a commercially available fireplace cleaner. You should not use a fireplace cleaner on bricks that are more than half a century old.


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Iron surfaces can be cleaned with stove cleaner and water; then dry with paper towels.


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For marble and stone: apply water from the spray bottle, scrub with washing-up liquid and a cloth, rinse with water and dry with a soft cloth.

Chimney cleaner or glass cleaner works on chimney panes, and chimney cleaner works on the grate too (don't forget to wipe off the chimney cleaner with paper towels).


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