Fireplace Cleaning

fireplace cleaning - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne Indiana (5)Hi There, Fellow Gardeners! This is AnnahMarie. Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information about Fireplace Cleaning. Winter is come around – time to collect the wood stock for the fireplace! In this article, we at Organic Gurlz Gardens will be sharing our technique for cleaning up (and out) the fireplace. Interior:
  • how to clean your fireplace - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne Indiana (2)The first step is to be sure the fireplace is cool – it should be unattended for at least 24 hours after the last fire.
  • Then, put on an (unimportant) apron and place a cheap, plastic tarp in front of the fire place.
  • Put on a pair of rubber gloves and position yourself on a kneeling pad (or two).
  • Remove logs, tinder, and grate and place the items onto the tarp.
  • Keep burnable logs (of course) and take the charred ones to the garbage can.
  • Scatter a handful of coffee grounds on the ashes to diminish the amount of flyways.
  • Sweep interior walls from the top to bottom with the fireplace brush.
  • Gather the ash onto a dustpan and toss the ash (preferably into the trash can).
  • Sweep each screen top to bottom with the fireplace brush.
Exterior: For brick –
  • fireplace cleaning - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne Indiana (1)Spray down the o-so-sooty areas with water followed by some hearth cleaner.
  • (For brick fireplaces over 50 years old, use only water.)
  • Clean with scrub brush, spritz some on water and use a soft cloth to dry the ‘place’ up.
For Iron –
  • Spray on the hearth cleaner and rinse with water.
  • Use paper towels, not actual towels, to dry.
For Marble and Stone –
  • Spray the area with water and clean with dishwashing liquid.
  • Use a soft cloth to dry.
how to clean your fireplace - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne IndianaIf the fireplace has glass doors, wipe down the panels one at a time with the hearth cleaner, back and front. Make sure you are removing the cleaner before it dries! To polish tools, spray the hearth cleaner and wipe clean with paper towels (again, not regular towels). Replace the grate. Carefully ball-up and bring the tarp to the trash can. Ta-da! A sparkling new fireplace in a matter of minutes. CLICK HERE to view a great room transformation featured on Houzz from Design Build Planners that includes a custom fireplace. Here are more photos of fireplaces in Design Build Planners projects. fireplace cleaning - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne Indiana (6)   fireplace cleaning - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne Indiana (2)   fireplace cleaning - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne Indiana (3) fireplace cleaning - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne Indiana (4)   fireplace cleaning - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne Indiana (8)   fireplace cleaning - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne Indiana (9) fireplace cleaning - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne Indiana (10)   fireplace cleaning - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne Indiana (11)   how to clean your fireplace - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne Indiana Don't forget to tell your kids, grandchildren , nieces and nephews about the Kids Oasis!

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