Cleaning Your Fireplace For Fall & Winter
Fall is on the way and usually colder temperatures tend to follow. This means it’s time to get the house and your household organized for the upcoming seasons! One really important task that should be done at the end and beginning of every season is a fireplace clean out. Cleaning your fireplace on a regular seasonal basis will help the unit last longer and will help it run as efficiently as possible. Valor Fireplaces in particular have a few guidelines to follow when cleaning the inside and outside of your unit:
- Glass: When cleaning your glass window, you want to make sure to use the recommend cleaning products that Valor has suggested. Products such as: Brasso, Polish Plus by Kelkem, Cook Top Clean Creme by Elco, White Off by Rutland and last but not least Turtle Wax. Staying on top of cleaning your glass will prevent build up or any residue.
- Cast Iron Stove Body & Front Trim: When it comes to cleaning your fireplace trim or body, use a soft cloth to remove any dust or dander. You can also clean the cast iron parts with a mild soap and warm water.
- Ceramic Logs & Rocks: If you want to deep clean your unit, the glass rocks and/or ceramic logs can be cleaned. Once you have opened your fireplace window, the logs and inside firebox can be dusted carefully. If you have glass rocks in your unit, these are dishwasher safe! Once removed, wash your glass beads on the top rack of your dishwasher and dry completely before replacing.
- Steel Surrounds & Trims: When working with steel, it’s important to only clean these trims with mild soap and warm water as harsher products can damage the coating. Also, before cleaning make sure the unit has had time to cool completely.
If you keep these important tips in mind when cleaning your fireplace, your unit will look almost as good as the day you purchased it. Schedule your cleaning times around the seasons and holidays to make sure your Valor Fireplace gets the attention it deserves.
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