Memories are made at fire pits. From telling scary stories to snacking on delicious treats, fun always happens at a fire pit. However, after the fire has died and the snacks have been eaten, there is one aspect of fire pits that is not as entertaining. Cleaning the fire pit.
Although it isn’t as fun as roasting a marshmallow, giving your fire pit a clean should be on your fall to-do list. Having a clean fire pit minimizes the chances of accidents and is more visually appealing to guests. There are a handful of tricks that you can use to get the job done quicker.
Having the Right Tools
It can be difficult to get a job done properly if you are not using the correct tools. Imagine trying to saw a piece of wood with a hammer? It won’t happen.
Some tools that will make your life easier are an ash scoop, a long pair of tongs and a spark screen. These can be found at any outdoor cooking equipment service store in Erie, CO.
Remove All Ash and Debris
Use the ash scoop and tongs to remove any pieces of ash or debris that is in the pit. This ensures a high quality clean and if you has a metal fire pit, it will minimize any possible scratching.
The necessary cleaning product ranges depending on what material your fire pit is made out of. Metal and cast iron pits can be cleaned with soap, while stone fire pits need a mixture of 9 parts water, 1 part muriatic acid. Regardless of the material, it is important to soak the pit for 24 to 72 after cleaning, to ensure all of the debris has been removed. Being patient is key to the cleaning process.