How to Clean Fire Glass in Your Fireplace or Fire Pit
An Impressive Man-Made Option for Your Fire Pit
If you’re looking for an impressive contemporary appearance for your fire pit, fire glass makes a perfect media option. This manufactured glass has been treated to withstand the high temperatures found in your fire place or fire pit. This special tempering process means your glass won’t burn, ash, crack, or pop when used, resulting in a product capable of lasting indefinitely—even with frequent use.
Beautiful and Functional
Fire glass does more than just enhance the appearance of your fire feature—it performs an essential role! Without media like fire glass or lava rock, a gas fire feature is too efficient. The result is an unimpressive, diminished flame. When fire media is added, gas must make its way between your lava stones or fire glass, resulting in a full, impressive flame.
Fire Glass Maintenance
Although fire glass is relatively hassle-free, you may start to notice it can become dirty over time. Fortunately, the process for cleaning fire glass is simple and straightforward, allowing you to keep your glass looking new for many years.
How to Clean Fire Glass
Step 1: Prepare your fire pit.
Shut down the gas supply for your fire pit or fireplace. You’ll also want to make sure you give your glass plenty of time to cool if you’ve used it recently. (Yes, we have to say it. You know how people are sometimes.)
Step 2: Remove the existing fire glass from the fire feature
Do you have a bucket handy? If so, it will make this process much easier. Scoop out the glass and drop it in the bucket.
Step 3: Wash your glass
Fill your bucket with warm, soapy water. You don’t need any special cleaning product—dish soap will work just fine! Stir the soapy, watery, glassy mixture using the scrub brush of your choice. A toilet brush works well for this task. (We recommend a previously unused brush, of course.)
Note: If you’re using an alcohol or chemical-based cleaner, you’ll want to give your glass a thorough rinse to ensure all flammable substances have been removed.
Step 4: Dry the glass
Drain your water. Lay down towels or newspaper and spread your clean and shiny fire glass evenly. Allow the glass to sit until completely dry.
Note: If your glass is still damp when returned to your fire feature, you may experience popping. This is the result of water boiling off the glass. While this is temporary, it’s easier just to let all glass dry completely before use.
Step 5: Return the fire glass to the fire feature
Now that you’ve removed the build-up from your glass, it’s as good as new! Add the fire glass back to your fire pit or fireplace and enjoy your beautiful investment until the next time it needs a quick bath.
Have Any Other Questions About Fire Glass?
If there's anything else you'd like to know about our fire glass, check out our helpful fire glass buying guide. You can also give us a call at 877-374-6777 and a helpful member of our team can answer any remaining questions you may have!