Maintaining Fireplace Hearths

Maintaining Fireplace HearthsFor your safety and protection, you may wish to hire reliable maintenance services for fireplace hearths in Orange County. However, there are some steps that you can take to keep your hearth clean and safe so that you can use your fireplace with confidence.

Before you use your fireplace for the first time every season, look up inside the chimney to check for blockages that can occur from animal nesting or leaves. Check for a build-up of creosote or soot. If you notice any of these issues, you may need to hire a chimney sweep to effectively clean out your chimney. While there, have the cleaner carefully inspect the fireplace cap for damage and replace it if necessary.

Make sure the inside of the hearth, often referred to as the firebox, is clean to be free of ash and soot. You may sweep out or vacuum up cold ashes and dispose of them properly.

Check for local safety regulations to make sure that your hearth still meets all of the safety requirements of your state. Laws and regulations may change over time, so you want to be sure that you stay up to date.

During the season, be sure to check for build-up and remove soot and ash on a regular basis.

Stop in at SoCal Fireplace Mantels to find out more about how you can properly care for your fireplace hearth and your mantel to help your fireplace last for many years to come.

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