Decorative Electric Fireplace Cleaning Tips Decorative Electric Fireplace Cleaning Tips

Having a decorative electric fireplace is a great way to add an inviting touch to your home without the trouble of maintaining a true fireplace. With electric, you spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying the fireplace. Here are a few tips to help keep that electric fireplace cleaning easy.

Glass

If your electric fireplace has a glass enclosure, as many styles do, the simplest and most effective way to clean it is with commercial glass cleaner and a lint-free cloth. It’s best to make sure the unit has been off for several hours before cleaning, however, to ensure safety. If you choose to clean with a "greener" material, vinegar also works very well on the glass elements.

Wood

If your fireplace has wood elements, your best choice is to use an oil soap, such as Murphy’s Oil Soap, to clean and shine the logs. Again, ensure the fireplace has been turned off for a few hours before starting the task. After cleaning with the oil soap, also make sure you wipe any excess away before using the fireplace again.

Chrome and Other Metal

Cleaning and shining the metal components on the fireplace is also easy. Vinegar, glass cleaner or mild soap and water will do wonders on the metals, and can work well on your electric fireplace.

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