This time last year I had already fired up my fireplace. But this year, the temperatures have not warranted a nice fire, yet. But just like everything else, the weather is subject to a quick change. So, this article is going to give you a quick lesson on a clean-running fireplace. My fireplace is gas, and I love that. I don’t have to worry about removing ash and then dragging it through the house. My last house had a wood-burning fireplace, and if you have one, here are some quick tips. We don’t burn our fireplaces in South Texas much, but soot and creosote can still build up in the walls of the flue. Meeco makes a product just for that. C reo Shot is a plastic tube that you toss into a brisk fire and let burn for at least five minutes. It is completely safe because your hands never touch the product. If you have some missing mortar or if a brick has come loose from your fireplace, use Meeco Furnace Cement and Fireplace Mortar. It is a high-temperature cement that comes in a caulking tube. You can replace missing mortar and stabilize a loose brick. If you have smoke stains around your fireplace opening, you can clean with TSP. TSP comes in a granule or a liquid. This is a heavy-duty cleaner, so wear gloves and eye protection when you clean. Look for TSP in your hardware store paint department. Another choice is made by Chimney […]