How To Clean Your Home’s Gas Fireplace

Cleaning the gas fireplace in your home each year will prevent debris from blocking its vents and an unattractive film from forming on its glass cover. The following steps will teach you how to complete this necessary task so that your fireplace continues to work efficiently.

Materials Needed

  • old towel
  • non-ammonia glass cleaner
  • lint-free cleaning cloths
  • disposable gloves
  • soft-bristled brush
  • hand broom
  • mild detergent
  • water
  • vacuum cleaner with hose or brush attachment

Remove The Glass And Clean It

Turn off the gas control valve that is connected to the fireplace to prevent yourself from becoming injured during the cleaning process. Remove the clips that are holding the glass panel in place and place the panel on a flat surface that is covered with an old towel. Spray non-ammonia glass cleaner on a lint-free cleaning cloth and wipe one side of the glass with it to remove dust, fingerprints, and dirty residue. Make sure that the glass surface is clean and streak-free before flipping the panel over and cleaning the other side in the same manner. 

Eliminate Dirt From The Logs And The Interior

Put on a pair of disposable gloves to protect your hands. Carefully remove the gas logs from the fireplace's interior and place them on a flat surface. Move a soft-bristled brush gently over the surface of each log to remove dirty residue. Use a hand broom to sweep the bottom of the fireplace's interior. If any of the fireplace's interior walls are dirty, wipe them with a soapy cloth. Wipe the gas valve in the same manner.

Once dirt has been removed from the walls and valve, wipe them with a cloth that has been dampened with plain water to remove any soap that remains on them. Dry off each surface with a clean, lint-free cloth.

Vacuum Each Part And Reattach The Glass

Use a vacuum cleaner's hose or brush attachment to collect small dust particles inside of the fireplace that were not removed during the initial cleaning steps. Once the interior is clean, line up the glass panel in front of the fireplace and secure it with clips. Turn the gas valve on. Your gas fireplace will be ready for use whenever you would like to heat up the interior of your home and it will continue to add beauty to the room that it is located in. Keep the gas fireplace maintained and damage-free in the future by cleaning it at least one time each year. Contact a company like Casual Living & Patio Center, or another professional, for more tips and info.