Fire pits have been around for a long time, but their popularity has not diminished. Thanks to technological advancements, there are all kinds of electric or gas powered heating appliances. When constantly used, patio fire pits accumulate ash from burnt wood which needs to be removed at regular intervals. Dust and debris can also accumulate inside your fire pit if left uncovered when it is not in use. Collected ash and dust can retain rain water for longer period of time gradually deteriorating the metal parts of the fire pit.
Like any other home appliance, fire pits also require regular cleaning and maintenance which can be helpful in extending the life of your patio fire pit. Cleaning your fire pit once a week when it is in regular use is a good way to prevent ash and dust from building up. Here are a few simple steps:
- Remove any large reusable pieces of fire wood and keep for later use
- Remove ash after regular use, if your pit is equipped with a tray that accumulates ash then remove and empty out the tray. Remove trapped ash and dust with a long cleaning brush. Wash the tray and let it dry before replacing.
- Remove the spark screen from your patio fire pit, clean and wash thoroughly and replace once dry.
- Using a long whisk brush, sweep the ash to the center of the pit the remove.
- Wipe down the exterior of the patio fire pit with a cotton cloth dipped in warm water.
Using patio fire pit covers is a good way of protecting your fire pit from moisture, dust and debris build up when it is not in use. All made to be waterproof and weather resistant, this is an easy way to protect your fire pit and cut down on the amount of cleanings you must do.