Gas fireplaces are much easier to clean than traditional fireplaces. The absence of ashes from burnt wood means not having to struggle to brush dust and dirt from the crevices of your fireplace. Cleaning a gas fireplace means focusing on safety and wiping soot from the inside of your fireplace.
Begin cleaning your fireplace by turning the gas valve at the main gas valve for your home to the off position. Remove the doors from your fireplace or crank open the doors so that you have access to the corners of the space.
Vacuum and brush the control compartment and burner inside the fireplace. These elements should be kept clean at all times. For many people, this means once per year. You can tell when control compartment and burer are getting clogged with dirt and grime because if the pilot light goes out after repeated cleaning or the fire continues to go out at being lit. The synthetic log in the fireplace can be cleaned using a soft paint brush to wipe away debris and dust. Paint brushes are a great option as gas fireplace logs are sometimes weak and cannot take the pressure of scrubbing by hand. Use a damp cloth to clean the door and wipe the walls of the fireplace. Never attempt to wipe down the fireplace while it is still hot. Allow it to cool completely before beginning your cleaning. A standard window cleaner is the best option for adding a shine to the glass. Taking off the doors makes cleaning the glass easy.
Spray the glass cleaner on both sides of the glass fireplace door and wipe clean with a paper towel. Next, check the vents in the fireplace to ensure there are no blockages. Blockages can lead to serious damage to your gas line so call a technician immediately to come out and service your vents if you see signs of trouble.
Place doors and knobs back on the fireplace and turn the gas for your home back on.