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How to Remove Fireplace Soot from Surrounding Brick Wall
by Felicia A. Williams
If you have a functioning fireplace you understand that sometimes an overzealous blaze may, on very rare occasions, cause smoke to billow out of its confines (not opening the flue prior to starting a fire is another reason this may occur). As a result, you're stuck with an unattractive film of soot on the wall above the fireplace.
A sooty wall surrounding the fireplace is unattractive, but the soot can be cleaned with a sponge and a little elbow grease. The challenge arises if your fireplace is nestled snugly within a brick enclosure. The sooty film forms on the brick wall above and is less easy to clean. Don't despair; removing the fireplace soot is not a difficult job, but if you're not careful it can get a bit messy.
Here's a surefire way to remove fireplace soot from your brick wall.You'll need the following items:
Removing the Soot from the Wall
A time-saving tip is to use two sponges and two buckets of water. It's easier to use one for rinse water and the other to collect the dirty soot runoff.
Removing fireplace soot is not an expensive project. You don't have to buy the most expensive foam cleaner on the market, the generic store brand works just as well when it comes to removing fireplace soot.
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About the Author: Felicia Williams is a wife, mother and grandmother who likes to write about a host of topics.
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Last Modified: 24 March 2020
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