Why not have the perfect fire every day of your life? You can with a wood fireplace. That being said, to keep that fire burning all season long, servicing your wood fireplace on a regular basis is important. Want to do it yourself? Our experts at The Fireplace Center and Patio Shop put together some tips so you can clean your wood fireplace yourself.
We’ve already discussed why it’s so important to get your fireplace serviced and how often to service your fireplace. But what’s involved in ‘fireplace servicing’ and how can you ensure a safe fireplace at home?
While wood fireplaces have that authentic, cozy quality, they require the most maintenance. All the soot and creosote from the burning wood make for a big mess.
A neglected wood fireplace isn’t just an eyesore – it’s also a safety hazard. If you have a wood fireplace, always follow these best practices to keep yourself safe.
Tools you’ll need to clean your wood fireplace:
Pro tip: Use the ash for your houseplants or your garden! It’s full of potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and other nutrients that will make your plants happy!
For a more in-depth guide on how to clean your wood-burning fireplace, read our guide.
While we recommend cleaning your wood fireplace regularly to maintain the health and safety of your home, cleaning it yourself doesn’t replace getting it serviced by a professional.
A professional will be able to spot any signs of deterioration or danger. While we have absolute faith in your ability to DIY, some things are best left to a professional.
Fireplace Center services all types of fireplaces. So whatever you have, contact us today, and we’ll service your fireplace to ensure you and your family can safely enjoy a warm fire this winter.
The Fireplace Center and Patio Shop is your one-stop-shop for all your indoor and outdoor essentials. With one of Canada’s largest showrooms, we have over 200 fireplaces on display. With extensive knowledge in BBQs, heating and cooling, and patio furniture, you can trust our team to provide expert advice, quality assembly and installation. Get in touch with us today.