How To: Clean your Valor Gas Fireplace
September 1st, 2016
Our friends over at Valor Fireplaces created a handy guide to understand how to clean their gas fireplaces. Read on to learn more!
From time to time, you will need to clean your Valor fireplace in order to maintain maximum performance and appeal. We have put together the following guidelines that will assist our customers and dealer network with optimizing and cleaning their gas fireplace:
Note: Fireplace surfaces, in particular the glass viewing window, are extremely hot during operation and will remain hot for a period of time after the fireplace is turned off. Contact with the hot glass can cause severe burns. Close adult supervision is required if there are young children, or at-risk individuals in the house.
- Glass Fireplace Window – Clean the glass regularly as soon as you notice the a white film build up. NEVER use an abrasive cleaner on the ceramic glass, an emulsion type cleaner is recommended (Brasso, Polish Plus by Kelkem, Cook Top Clean Creme by Elco, White Off by Rutland, Turtle Wax). Use a soft damp cloth to apply the cleaner.
- Barrier Screen – Our barrier screens are easy to clean, simply use a soft brush to get rid of dust and grime.
- Cast Iron Stove Body, Front Trim, Fret – The matte cast iron parts can be brushed clean. The enameled cast iron parts can be cleaned with mild soap and water then dried with a lint-free soft cloth.
- Firebox, Ceramics and Burner – Dust can be brushed from the ceramic logs/rocks and firebox walls after removing the front unit and opening the window. When cleaning, make sure that no particles are brushed into the slots of the burner.
- Steel Surrounds and Trims – Clean steel surrounds and trims with mild soap and warm water on cooled surfaces only. Any alcohol/solvent base cleaner will weaken the coating and damage it.