A step-by-step guide to cleaning your wood burning stove | Yeoman Stoves

A step-by-step guide to cleaning your wood burning stove

Are you looking for a guide to cleaning your wood burner? Here are the steps you need to take to get your log burner looking clean and ready for when you next need to use it.

Important: the stove must be completely cool before you carry out any maintenance work.

  1. Clean the firebox. To do this, remove all the ash inside the stove, and use a hoover for fine particles. We recommend using the Stovax Motorised Ashclean for getting into awkward spaces.
  2. Check the firebricks. Look for damage, and clean the firebricks with a soft brush. Any damaged bricks need to be replaced.
  3. Check the door glass. If your glass is damaged, it will need to be replaced. Speak to your local retailer about replacing the door glass.
  4. Clean the glass. If the glass is in good condition, use a glass cleaner and clean thoroughly. Printed glass needs a different cleaning product than clear glass, so ensure you are using the right product.
  5. Check the door rope seal. If the rope seal on the stove’s door is worn or loose, you will need to replace it. We have created a useful video to guide you through how to change your door rope seal.

Don’t forget your chimney

Anything from birds’ nests to soot and tar can create obstructions in your chimney that build up over time. It is important that you maintain your chimney, just as you would do so for your stove.

Your chimney sweep will be able to advise on how often you need to get your chimney swept, as the following factors can all affect this:

It is essential to have your chimney swept at least once a year, and possibly more dependent on these factors. Obstructions in your flue put your property at risk of a chimney fire, plus the health of your chimney affects the efficiency of your log burner.

If you have further questions, talk to your expert retailer – you can find your nearest retailer here.

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