Cleaning Your Fireplace
Now that most homeowners are no longer using their fireplaces, it may be time to clean it out! Here are some tips on how to properly clean your fireplace:
- If you have had a fire recently, you need to wait until your fireplace has cooled completely. It is best to wait a full day to be sure.
- Once the fireplace is cool, spread a large towel or old sheet at the base of the fireplace. This will keep ash from getting on your carpet or floor. It may be a good idea to cover nearby furniture as well.
- Use a handheld broom to sweep up ash and soot and gently place it into a waste bin. Be careful not to let ash fly everywhere.
- It is a good idea to vacuum the carpet and nearby furniture to remove any ash that may have escaped.
When cleaning your fireplace, it is best to wear old or dirty clothes. Even though it may be another chore on the list, take your time for best results!