To ensure maximum performance and enjoyment from your fireplace, you will need to keep it clean and functioning at its best. A fireplace is an excellent addition to your living room (or anywhere else they fit!) and can match both modern and traditional styles of room. However, a fireplace can create a mess if not properly cleaned and maintained. If you have an open fire and not an electric fireplace or gas fireplace, you may find that it can develop into quite a mess, especially during the winter months and it’s used more frequently. So here are a few things you can do to keep your fireplace clean and tidy.
Do I Need To Clean My Fireplace?
You won’t need to do a deep clean for your fireplace every week, so don’t panic. There isn’t a set ruling on how often you need to clean your fireplace, it depends on how often it is used and a number of other factors. That being said, regular cleaning of your fireplace will ensure it maintains its quality and levels of safety. The risk of a chimney fire is increased when the fireplace isn’t cleaned out, creosote can condense inside the fireplace and get stuck on the inside. This happens with a smokey fire that doesn’t have enough oxygen emits a lot of unburned tar vapours.
When Do I Need To Clean My Fireplace?
Some of the more heavily used fireplaces will produce a large quantity of soot, these will require a more regular cleaning than most. Alongside the build-up of soot and creosote there are a few more occasions that will require cleaning of your fireplace; when a dead bird or animal becomes lodged in the chimney, and excess smoke is a more serious sign that the fireplace and chimney need to be cleaned. If your fireplace is producing excess smoke, your chimney is no longer working effectively and it could be producing a health risk.
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