An outdoor fire pit is a fantastic investment, especially if you love spending time enjoying the outdoors. Nothing beats gathering around a warm fire with your friends and family on chilly evenings. But as much as you enjoy the warmth and ambiance of your fire pit, it can quickly become an eyesore if you’re not taking good care of it. So, The Southern Landscape Group is here with some of our best tips on keeping your outdoor fire pit clean.
1. Use the Right Fuel
Using the right fuel is the key to a clean and long-lasting fire pit. Make sure you’re only using dry wood or natural gas to reduce the amount of smoke and soot buildup. Avoid using painted or chemically-treated wood as they can release toxic fumes, not to mention that they’ll also produce more smoke that’ll create residue buildup on your fire pit.
2. Clean After Every Use
Cleaning your fire pit after each use is crucial. It’s best to let the fire pit cool down completely before you start cleaning, as metal and stone can stay hot for an extended time. Use a brush or broom to sweep out any ashes and debris and dispose of them properly. You can also use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of any small particles of ash.
3. Invest in a Fire Pit Cover
Investing in a fire pit cover can be an excellent way to prolong the life of your fire pit by protecting it from the weather. A cover will prevent leaves, dust, and other debris from accumulating on your fire pit, making it much easier to clean and maintain. When it rains, the cover will also keep the water from seeping into the fire pit, which can cause rust and other forms of corrosion.
4. Use a Protective Sealant
Using a protective sealant on your fire pit can help protect the metal from rust and other corrosive damage. Apply the sealant when the fire pit is cool, and make sure you apply it evenly. Be sure to choose a sealant that’s specifically formulated for outdoor fire pits. If you have your fire pit surrounded by stone, consider sealing this structure as well to keep it looking brand new.
Enjoy Your Firepit for Years to Come
Are you dreaming of installing a fire pit area in your backyard? Then you've come to the right place! Hardscapes, firepits, and landscaping are our specialty here at The Southern Landscape Group. We would be more than honored to design your dream backyard escape. So, if you live in Aberdeen, NC, contact us at (910) 944-2361.