Owning a Valor Fireplaces adds to the beauty of your house. But owning an enclosed fireplace comes with the challenge of keeping it spic and span, especially when it is heavily used. The grey or the black film which begins to cover the glass door of the fireplace can take away from its beauty. What if we told you that it was easy to clean the glass and keep the black residue away from the glass door of your fireplace. Paired with the right tools and techniques, you can easily clean the fireplace glass door. Here is how you can do that.
Getting it ready
The very first step is to remove the glass door from the fireplace. When you remove the glass door, you know that you can handle cleaning everything separately. It is also more effective in getting soot off from everywhere. Cleaning the soot can be a messy task. So while you are placing the glass door down, make sure you keep it on a cloth or a rag so that the area remains clean. It is highly suggested that you carry out the rest of the cleaning outside or the garage.
Different ways of cleaning
Vinegar is one of the cheapest cleaners which can help you to clean the glass door. All you need is vinegar, water, and cloth to clean the fireplace glass. Vinegar cuts through the soot residue, grime, and grease with quite an ease. It is the perfect choice for cleaning the glass door as it doesn’t cause any damage to it. You can choose to use vinegar by itself or mix it up with some water. To make the solution more effective, you can also add a tablespoon of cornstarch or ammonia to one-quarter cup of vinegar. Allow the solution to settle for about half a minute, and then spray the mixture on the surface of the glass door.
Razorblade can be used to clean very thick layers of soot. With the help of the blade, you can peel the residue. Be sure that you are gentle as you can scratch the glass. If there is a very thick layer, you can remove the topmost layer using this method and then use another method to clean the remaining residue. This will help to avoid damaging the glass.
Commercial cleaners are available in the market that has been specially designed to clean glass doors. All you would need is a cleaner solution, water, and a sponge or cloth. If you don’t want to buy the glass door cleaner, you can also use an oven cleaner. The cleaners which contain plant-based ingredients are a perfect choice. Before you spray the cleaner onto the glass, make sure that it is cool. Then, spray the cleaner and let it sit for a while on the surface of the glass. After that, wipe it down with a damp cloth. It is recommended that you use a microfiber cloth.