How To Clean Fire Glass
Fire glass is a fashionable and ever-growing accent for gas fire pits and fireplaces. Instead of wood logs, these unique yet small pieces are stylishly suited to both indoor and outdoor living spaces as they come in an array of classic hues, reflective shades, shapes, and sizes. Not only will your home become more aesthetically pleasing with the addition of this timeless item but it also proves to be one of the most eco-friendly options when it comes to choosing media for your fires!
Compared to wooden logs, fire glass is heat-resistant and won’t combust. They are incredibly simple to maintain since they produce no smoke or ash, so you don’t have to deal with the mess of cleaning up after burning wood. That being said, it can still collect dust over time – but that’s nothing a little upkeep can’t fix! Check out this guide on how to take care of your fire glass so it will look as good as new once again.Wearing protective gloves when handling glass is important for safety.
Supplies For Fire Pit Cleaning
- Protective gloves
- An old colander or strainer (preferably one that won’t be used for cooking afterwards), or a bucket
- Recycling box or newspaper sheets
Fire Pit Cleaning Instructions:
1. Above all, safety should be your top priority. When handling any type of glass – from beads to jagged shards – protective gloves are essential in order to protect yourself and keep cuts at bay. This is especially important when dealing with sharp edges that can cause considerable harm without the right protection.
2. Carefully scoop the fire glass into a bucket (or an old colander or sieve). It’s best to clean your fire glass in smaller batches, so that you can reach those pesky dust particles. Have you ever noticed some “black stuff” on your fire glass? That is commonly asked question and it is actually just debris that has come off as part of the cleaning process – no need to worry!
The dark residue on your fire glass isn’t something to worry about; it’s simply soot, and is usually visible on solid colors like white or clear. Such a phenomenon occurs when the flames come into contact with the glass, which is a result of natural gas combustion. Fortunately though, just like dust particles can be eliminated through water and cleaning supplies, so too can this pesky soot! So don’t worry – you won’t need any special solution for that “black stuff”!
3. For a complete cleaning, make sure to rinse the fire glass until all of it is free from dirt.
4. To ensure your safety, allow the fire glass to fully dry and be sure that all moisture is gone. Even a small amount of water could create intense temperatures in the fire glass which may lead to explosions – making it essential to have absolutely no residual wetness!
Looking to renovate your fire feature for a party without the hassle of cleaning every piece? The Good Ol’ Switcheroo Tip can help! Simply switch the top layer of fire glass with the bottom half and presto – you have a brand new look in mere minutes. Not only is this super convenient, but guests won’t even be able to tell it was ever changed!
Remove small fragmented pieces of glass from the burner pan.
5. Gather up any small, disintegrated remains from the burner pan and dispose of them responsibly. Ensuring that all debris is discreetly hidden inside a box or wrapped in newspaper sheets will assist Recycling and Reclamation Sorters to recycle these materials effectively.
Need to keep your fire glass sparkling? Make sure you dust it regularly, at least once a week. This will ensure that its beauty is showcased even when the flame isn’t lit. If you have an outdoor feature that can be exposed to elements like leaves and twigs, invest in protecting your fire glass with either a burner cover or vinyl cover – this way you won’t need to worry about keeping it constantly shining!
After you’ve cleaned your gas fire pit or fireplace burner, it’s time to enjoy its dazzling flames! It is important to ensure that all of the fire glass has completely dried prior to placing them back into the burner pan for safety purposes. So take a moment and bask in the beauty of these blazing flames!
Ready to revamp your fireplace? Cleaning the burner pan and switching out your fire glass is a great way to start! If you’re looking for something new, why not try mixing and matching different colors of glass or swap them completely with another style? Once you decide on what looks best, just store away the old glasses until it’s time for their return. With this simple update, you’ll have an entirely refreshed look in no time!