How to Clean a Wood Fireplace
Between light and stubborn dirt does not pass a big difference. Without proper cleaning and maintenance, it is very easy to get to difficult situations to solve. Here are natural tips and remedies for proper maintenance of the wood fireplace. Keep clean and well maintained your fireplace goes by if that brings countless advantages. Here are some simple tips how to clean a wood fireplace.
Initial preparation stage
You have to choose carefully all the necessary to carry out all the operations, both those routine and those that include the extraordinary maintenance of the whole chimney. For the daily cleaning the necessary is very simple, only enough rigid brushes, a pallet, a vacuum cleaner or vac, a soft cloth and water.
For more thorough cleaning they also serve other things. Very important is also the cleaning kit for the removal of dirt from flues. This kit is easily available in specialty stores, hobby shops and even online.
Thanks to these simple tools, also the cleaning of the flues becomes very simple, at least in the lower areas and reachable. In addition to water, in this case, you could use special detergents to clean the chimney, both bricks and flue, or you could prepare some pasta or liquids with some natural remedies.
Light dirty cleaning phase
From the bricks you can remove the dirt simply by using a stiff wet brush in the water. This should eliminate superficial stains. To be more efficient, it is possible to mix wine vinegar with a minimum concentration of 6% in water.
Average stubborn dirt
Here’s a little trick, that is, playdough for children’s games. The procedure is very simple, just press a piece of dough on the bricks, apply it on the stain or on the crusting, take decisively and remove, but you must also be very careful because you risk ruining the finish of the bricks. After this operation, you also make the previous one.
For the glass, usually, the dirt that settles it can be composed of simple soot or from fouling of tar. The soot, as mentioned, is simple to remove, and it is used itself to clean, by dipping a cloth wet in the ashes and passing it on the surface. While for the more burrowing stains you can prepare a liquid solution to be used uniformly with the spray and made up of equal parts of water and ammonia, with a small addition of wine vinegar if necessary.