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CLEANING YOUR FIREPLACE GLASS

April 18, 2018

A beautiful and clean fireplace can be the centerpiece of your home and a place friends and family gather during cold winter months. But fireplace glass is often neglected, leaving your fireplace appearing dirty and unsightly.

Cleaning your fireplace’s glass isn’t a difficult task with the right tools. Like your chimney, cleaning your fireplace glass on a regular basis will help it sparkle and reduce the amount of effort it takes to clean it. And, if you neglect cleaning your fireplace glass too long, the white or black substance on the glass can stain, making it near impossible to get clean.

There are several methods to cleaning your fireplace glass, including:

Washing with an ammonia, water mix
Simply mix a slightly diluted mix of water and ammonia and spray the glass and use paper towel to wipe it clean. It likely will take a few swipes before coming completely clean. For stubborn stains, leave the ammonia and water solution to rest on the glass for up to 10 minutes, then wipe clean.

Use a commercial clean
There are a wide variety of cleaners that are designed specifically for fireplace glass. Simply follow the directions on the bottle.

Scrape it off
While this method can scratch your glass, it does work for caked-on residue. Use a putty knife or razor blade to gently scrape off the build-up, then use one of the methods above to clear the glass completely.

Use the fireplace itself
Often, the black or dark deposits on the glass can be caused by the combustion of wood not sufficiently burned. By burning an intense fire, your glass will become cleaner.

Rooftop Chimney Sweeps can assist you in cleaning your fireplace glass. We are a chimney cleaning services that provides services in Arlington, Washington, D.C., Falls Church, McLean, and beyond.

To learn more about how to keep your fireplace glass clean or any of our other services, contact us today.

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