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Alicia W
Alicia W
  • Hometalker
  • Middletown, PA

Clean Your Gas Fireplace in Under an Hour

4 Materials
45 Minutes

I love having a fireplace when the winter winds are whipping around outside. And a gas fireplace is awesome - flip a switch and you’ve got instant fire!
clean your gas fireplace
But our fireplace didn’t seem to be burning very brightly. The glass was getting cloudy and I knew it had to be pretty dirty.
clean your gas fireplace
I began by turning off the gas. Our control knobs are behind the bottom vent and are very easy to access.
clean your gas fireplace
I removed the top vent and then removed the glass front.
I have two clips at the bottom of the glass that flip open then the glass just lifts off. So easy.
I carefully laid the glass on an old sleeping bag to clean it.
clean your gas fireplace
Using blue Dawn (I love blue Dawn) and water, I scrubbed the glass using a scrubby sponge and wiped it with a soft cloth.
Then I clean the glass with window cleaner.
I carefully flipped the glass over and cleaned the other side.
clean your gas fireplace
Using blue Dawn and warm water, I wiped the inside top of the fireplace with a soft cloth.
clean your gas fireplace
I carefully removed two pieces of the “wood” to clean underneath.
clean your gas fireplace
Using the brush attachment of my vacuum, I swept off the ”wood” pieces.
clean your gas fireplace
I also swept underneath the ”wooden pieces” where the gas holes are (this not the technically name but where the fire comes up to the wood). I returned the wool (those fuzzy pieces) and the “wooden pieces” back in place.
clean your gas fireplace
I used long handled brush that I used to clean underneath my refrigerator and...
clean your gas fireplace
I wrapped that brush in a soft cloth and cleaned beneath the fireplace.
clean your gas fireplace
Pretty cruddy.
clean your gas fireplace
Then I used the crevic tool of my vacuum to suck up any loose dirt.
clean your gas fireplace
I finished by wiping down both the upper and lower vents.
I replaced the top vent, turned the gas back on and replaced the lower vent.
clean your gas fireplace
What a difference! The fire burned much higher and brighter.
Now to find a good book so I can snuggle up by the fire.
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  • Janice Furtado
    on Dec 30, 2017

    I have the same fireplace, there is no need to "shut off the gas" to clean it!

    • Cpr27621092
      on Jan 17, 2018

      Your probably right, but remember some folks sent as careful and may accidentally turn on the fireplace while cleaning it. It’s just a safety tip, but your correct. If you know what your doing and reasonably careful, you don’t have to turn off the gas. It’s like some people unplug the lamp to change a lightbulb.

  • Sheila Cholyk
    on Jan 7, 2018

    My fireplace is very similar and has clips for the glass at the top and the bottom. The technician suggested undoing he bottom clips first for safety.

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