How To Clean Fire Glass
Fire glass is a popular and trending accessory to have in gas fire pits and fireplaces. These tiny yet remarkable pieces replace wood logs and create a lavishly modern appeal that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor living spaces. From beautiful classic and reflective colors, to varying shapes and sizes, these practical items are timeless and one of the most environmentally friendly fire media options to have for your fire feature. Compared to wood burning logs, they are resistant to high temperatures and will not burn. Because they do not produce any smoke or ash, there is no need to worry about a mess. But just like everything else, they can collect dust. Luckily, only minimal maintenance is required. Here's a guide to fire glass care that will have it glimmering, gleaming, and restored—like new—again.
Wearing protective gloves when handling glass is important for safety.
1. First and foremost, safety first. It is incredibly important to wear protective gloves before handling any type of glass. Regardless whether you have beads or broken styled pieces, this helps minimize skin contact with sharp edges and keeps your hands from getting cut.
2. Next, carefully remove the fire glass and transfer them into a bucket. If you don’t have a bucket, using an old colander or a sieve that you don’t plan on using to prep food with works just as great. Depending on the amount of fire media you have, it's recommended to clean your fire glass in small batches so that you can get to those hard-to-reach, unwanted dust particles.
3. Thoroughly rinse the fire glass until all the fire glass has been cleansed.
4. Set aside the fire glass to allow them to completely dry, making sure there is no moisture leftover. For your safety, it is extremely crucial that there is no water leftover, as the moisture can be a potential hazard that can create concentrated temperatures in the fire glass and cause them to explode.
5. Sweep up and properly dispose of any small, fragmented pieces leftover in the burner pan into the recycling. Be sure to conceal the broken pieces securely inside a box or wrapped up and taped inside newspaper sheets to help Recycling and Reclamation Sorters recycle the material.
Tip: Maintaining fire glass is as easy as dusting it regularly on a weekly basis. This allows for a shipshape, gleaming focal point even when the flames aren’t in use. And if you have an outdoor fire feature that is exposed to the elements like leaves and branches, sheltering your fire glass and burner with a burner cover or a vinyl cover will go a long way in keeping your fire glass continuously sparkling.
6. Once your gas fire pit or fireplace burner is cleaned up and the fire glass is completely dry, get ready to enjoy your fire feature's flames! Again, for your safety, it is important to examine and ensure that the fire glass is completely done drying before reapplying them back into the burner pan.
Clearing the burner pan is the perfect opportunity to swap out your existing fire glass for a different style.
Whether fire glass already exists in your home or whether you are considering them for an upgrade, glass is incredibly easy to clean and maintain. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to send a message on the live chat, call 866-578-8538 to speak with one of our helpful staff members, or connect with us via our contact form. We are more than happy to help you achieve that perfect, cozy ambiance to revive and reignite your business or home.Main Image: 30" Taza Moreno Fire and Water Bowl by Starfire Designs
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