There’s nothing like a crackling, wood-burning fire to unwind on a chilly evening. The flickering light and warm glow from your fireplace help set the mood for holiday gatherings and family celebrations. So read on for how to clean your fireplace glass doors and enjoy the season to the fullest by gathering around a sparkling clean fireplace. Before you start cleaning, make sure you turn on the fireplace. A warm fire will help loosen dirt and soot that is stuck to the glass and it’s easier to clean when warm. If you have a gas fireplace, turn up the gas and light the logs.
Use a soap and sponge to clean your fireplace glass doors:
In the winter, most people keep their fireplaces in use – it’s a great way to spend time with friends and family or to keep out the cold. However, your fireplace can take its toll on your home. Cleaning the glass in your fireplace is the first step to keeping it in good shape and working properly. If you have never cleaned the glass, now is a good time to learn how to do it properly. Take some time and remove the doors and panels or screens. Next, use a mild soap and clean cloth or sponge to wipe them down. Avoid using coarse cloths or sponges as they may scratch the glass and cause a build up of soot on the glass.
Contact your local glass supplier:
Whether you have a modern fireplace or a historic one, caring for your fireplace glass doors can be a tricky task. First and foremost, observe safety rules when handling fireplace glass. To clean your fireplace glass, start by placing a screen in the fireplace to prevent any falling debris from entering the firebox. Next, remove the logs, as they may be covered in ash, soot, and creosote — all of which can damage your glass. Hold the log with tongs to avoid burns or scratches. If your fireplace is still equipped with old, dirty glass panes, now is the perfect time to get them replaced. A local glass supplier can help you bring your fireplace back to life!
DIY fireplace glass cleaner:
One of the first things you can clean easily, right at home, is your fireplace glass. You might think, “I don’t have a fireplace,” but if you have a wood stove in your home, you have a fireplace too. It’s important to keep your wood stove clean and clear. It’s easier than you think and can get it done in just few minutes. Here is our guide on how to quickly and effectively clean your fireplace glass or wood stove glass.
- Mix 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water in a spray bottle. Remove glass from the fireplace and spray it down with this mixture.
- Gently rub the glass with a clean cloth to wipe away dust and particulates. Wipe away black marks with glass cleaner (be sure it won’t scratch the glass).
- Let the glass dry thoroughly.
Hope these guidelines will help you to restore the new look of your fireplace glass with minimal efforts.