Most Common Fireplace Cleaning Methods

How Should You Clean Your Fireplace?

Professional fireplace cleaning is a great way to eliminate the dust and dirt from the fireplace and make it look great and clean. However, no matter how professional the cleaning service is, they still need to use cleaning methods that is best suited for your fireplace, this can vary. If you’re planning to clean the fireplace of your property, make sure to read this entire article first. Otherwise, you might end up doing it wrong and wasting your time as well as your money. Below are the common methods, so you can have a basic idea of what to do:

Cleaning the Hearth with a Brush

The next thing you can do is to clean the hearth with a brush. You can also use a combination of soap and hot water to clean the hearth. You can also use a wire brush to remove stubborn soot.

Cans and Damp Cloth

If the hearth is extremely dirty, it would be better to use cans and some water. If the fireplace is too dirty to clean with just the right amount of water, you might need to use a power washer.


If you don’t want to use any of the aforementioned methods, you can always try vacuuming. Just be sure to have the fireplace or hearth area completely free from any possible debris, otherwise, you might end up causing damage to the floor. Also, make sure the area is well-ventilated, so you won’t end up breathing in some of the dust from the vacuum. If you don’t have access to an outdoor area or a power washer, you can always use a regular vacuum and vents to act as a dust mopping system. Just be careful when using this method, because it can be dangerous if you’re not familiar with it.

Get a Professional Cleaning Service

If you are unsure that you can carry out the task well, you can always call a fireplace cleaning service provider. They have access to all the necessary cleaning equipment and they guarantee better cleaning results.

Using these fireplace cleaning methods will not only make the fireplace look great but it will also make it safer to use. However, if you prefer to use chemicals to clean the fireplace, then you must take caution. Make sure that you wear protective equipment and you have to only use the recommended levels for cleaning. If you need assistance from my team in Flathead Chimney and Dryer Vent Cleaning Services, give me a call at (406) 249-5732 or visit my office in Coram, MT.