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FAQ Fireplace Glass Cleaning

Dear Doctor McGrillemup,
                 My gas fireplace has some some nasty white haze on it and I can’t seem to get it off, what’s the deal?  Heres a picture of a hazy, dirty fireplace. 
          Signed, Unclear

 

Dear Unclear,
                 When natural gas (or propane) burns, it creates water as a byproduct.  During the startup of a gas fireplace some of this moisture gets left on the fireplace glass – creating a haze.  This haze is easy enough to clean off BUT you need to make sure you’re using a specific “fireplace glass” cleaner – regular window cleaners will only move the haze around.  As luck would have it, this cleaner is available at most of the world’s leading fireplace shops.
          Signed, Doctor M.