Is very important to know how to properly clean the exterior of the fireplace , because it remains functional and aesthetically pleasing. These include the sill, the cover for the fireplace, the pipe out and plaque. The work is exhausting, so take a day off to proceed with calm and precision.

To clean the outer plate, take a cue from an old home remedy: fill a bucket with very hot water. Add 2 cups of white vinegar. This will create a biological detergent solution deep cleaning can eliminate the traces of soot . Started to wash the upper part of the glass, to prevent dust and dirt do not drag in the areas clean. Rub over the area with a cloth soaked in the solution, rinse with warm water and dry thoroughly, being careful not to leave marks.


Now switch to the pipe in evidence. Always using water and vinegar, take a sponge wool, steel and go with it the whole surface. Can you get an optimum cleansing by removing the creosote and soot, in any way without damaging the tube. Do you often change the water in the bucket, and repeat a few times. Really difficult stains may require a wire brush.

The coating of the chimney can be made ​​of different materials. If it is composed of exposed brick, prepare a bucket with water and three scoops of soap neutral liquid . With a brush with bristles semi rub the bricks from top to bottom, including interstices. Once a year, and you do so with the aid of a compressor (if you do not own, you can rent it with a few Euros). Once the area has dried, you will see clearly the difference.

The shelf above is one of the parts most in evidence, so you have to treat it with care. In a bowl, mix 9 parts water and 1 part bleach. Pour always before the bleach that the water, to minimize splashing. Wear long gloves and goggles resistant. Before proceeding, test the product on an inconspicuous spot, as some materials may discolor or damage the decorations. If there is no reaction, washed with the solution across the plate. Rinse the area immediately with a clean cloth and water. Neutralize the excess produced by pouring baking soda, then dry with a lint-free rag.