Home Cleaning Tips & Advice
How to remove
smell from fireplace
When you started
using the fireplace again this year, have you been bothered
by a lingering scent of wet ashes? If so, there are a few
things you can do to get rid of the foul smell.
First, make sure
the fireplace is cold, you don't want to tackle this project
just after the fire has died out! Then, shovel and remove
all the ashes from the fireplace. Then sweep out any remaining
ashes or debris.
Next, using a sponge
or a cloth, wash the floor and walls of the fireplace with
vinegar. This will help neutralize the odor. Allow to fully
dry before lighting a fire.
If this does not
solve the problem, it could be an issue of creosote buildup
in your chimney, so get a chimney cleaner to inspect and clean
your chimney. There could also be a leak in the flue, which
a chimney cleaner would be able to identify, that is causing
the bad smell from the fireplace.