It’s fireplace season again - that time of year when cold, damp weather and holiday tradition makes you want to cozy up next to a warm, wood burning fire. After you’ve had your fireplace inspected and swept you’re ready, right? Wrong. It’s time to clean your dingy, dusty, soot-covered fireplace glass!
Fireplace glass protects your home and possessions from the sparks and smoke of a wood burning fire. Over time, the glass in a fireplace door or screen or wood stove will become caked with soot and stained by smoke. Fireplace glass can be tricky to clean, but with a little elbow grease and a few household items, any door can sparkle. Read on to learn about our favorite DIY glass cleaner.
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Looking for a quick, easy and effective DIY solution for cleaning your fireplace glass?
The method we recommend below uses common household items - things you’ll find around your home. Follow these simple steps to clear and clean your fireplace or wood stove glass:
- Gather the Materials
You will need tap water, a bowl, a spray bottle, black and white newspaper, paper towels, and fireplace ash to clean the window.
- Dip the Newspaper
Dampen the black and white newspaper with tap water and then dip it into a bowl of leftover ashes from the fireplace. Believe it or not, water and ash make the perfect, all-natural fireplace glass cleaner.
- Scrub the Door
Use the newspaper to wipe the fireplace glass door in a circular motion to loosen stubborn soot.
- Repeat as Necessary
Repeat steps two and three until your fireplace glass is spotless.
- Rinse the Glass
When you are satisfied with the results, spray the glass with fresh water. Finish by drying it off with paper towel. Now you are ready to relax by the warmth of your freshly cleaned fireplace!
Once your fireplace glass is sparkling clean, be sure to inspect the glass and door for damage. A crack in the glass can allow smoke into your home and diminish the effectiveness of your unit. If you find a broken seal or cracked pane of glass, contact your local Glass Doctor. Our team can help you find the glass repair or replacement solution that’s right for you. Call 833-974-0209 or request an appointment online to get started.
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