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How to Clean Inside a Fireplace

Cleaning the fireplace is a procedure that should be done before the cold weather starts to ensure optimal functionality. You'll need a fireplace shovel, a handheld vacuum, a nylon brush and a solution of water and bleach.

Part 1

1

Clean the grate and andirons

Bring the grate and andirons outdoors. Scrub them thoroughly using a nylon brush. Use water to rinse them off, and use a towel or rag for drying. Polish them with a metal polish, if desired.

2

Remove debris

Use a fireplace shovel to remove any ashes or burnt matter from the floor. Dispose of all materials.

3

Scrub the walls

Place newspapers along the floor to catch soot and dust. Use the nylon brush to wipe down the walls, starting from the top and moving down.

4

Vacuum the floor and walls

If there is still dust and debris, use a handheld vacuum or a hose attachment to remove it. It may be necessary to wear a protective mask.

5

Wash the floor and walls

Mix a solution with 6 tablespoons of trisodium phosphate, 1 cup of bleach and 1 gallon of warm water. Wearing protective gloves, scrub the walls thoroughly with the nylon brush. Rinse the walls with water, and use a towel to dry them off.

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