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A fire pit makes for a great way to keep warm outdoors and change up how you entertain your guests. However, as you can expect, with each use, you build up an increasing amount of ash and other debris. If left unchecked, not only does this lead to an unappealing backyard, but can be uncomfortable, especially for those with respiratory issues.

Denver fireplace installationTo avoid this happening to you and your guests, make sure that you take the time to gather the tools necessary to properly clear your fire pit. This will vary by pit type. For example, a wood-burning fire pit will generally require some sort of tongs in order to rearrange the logs. However, generally, some form of ash scoop and metal bucket are always going to be needed. It’s also not a bad idea to invest in a spark cover to keep it clean after you’re done.

Best Practices

With these tools, how exactly do you keep a fire pit in Superior clean? If your pit has a separate ash tray, start by removing that and getting rid of the excess ash with your scoop. After that, you can start cleaning the pit itself by removing the spark screen and cover. These are generally secured by racks that you can clean with warm, soapy water and a stiff whisk brush. For heavy buildup, you may need to use a stronger brush. It’s also a good idea to take a look around the pit for any larger pieces of debris that haven’t burned up,  like larger pieces of wood, and remove them.

One thing that you may not realize is some of the ash you’ve collected may have some surprising other uses. For example, if you hold onto it in the winter months, you can use wood ash as a way to deice walkways, without any environmental concerns.

Hi-Tech Appliance-Your High-End Appliance Provider

Keeping your fire pit clean and well-maintained will help it last longer, but it’s also not a bad idea to consider replacing one to get the newest features. If you’re interested in fire pit sales or repair, reach out to Hi-Tech Appliance today. 

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