How Do I Clean a Sooty Fireplace?

Have you ever considered your fireplace as the most difficult area in your house to clean because of the very large amount of black soot built up on the front of the bricks? Bricks are made of clay that has been shaped then baked in a kiln to make them durable and long-lasting. Because of the porous nature of bricks, they soak up soot like a sponge. But soot does not easily stain, in fact, it can come off sealed brick with plain soap and water. Follow these tips to clean your brick and keep your fireplace looking great again.

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