How often should you clean ashes out of fireplace? However, the general rule is to clean the ash out of your fireplace every week or so. When you do, make sure to leave a one- to two-inch layer behind for future fires.
Is it OK to vacuum fireplace ashes? As a rule of thumb, your ash should be completely cool before vacuuming. This likely means you’ll have to schedule a wood stove or fireplace cleaning session when the stove has been out of use for at least 12 hours. Never attempt to vacuum up hot ashes under any circumstances, even if you are using an ash vacuum.
Should you remove ashes from fireplace? The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends leaving a one-inch bed of ashes on the floor of your wood-burning fireplace. That ash catches coals and insulates them, allowing your fire to burn at its hottest. Ash should be removed when it build up beyond that inch, and at the end of the fire-burning season.
How do you get ashes out of a fireplace without dust? While wearing protective gloves, use a modified garden rake or poker to gently slide all the coals to the front of the stove. Next, take a small metal ash bucket and hold it close to the open firebox. Now, take a small metal shovel and gently scoop the ashes from behind the coals making sure not to overload your scoop.