There’s nothing better than sitting around the fire with your friends and family, roasting marshmallows and telling stories. Keep up the tradition by making sure your metal fire pit stays in working order. Neglect will cause your fire pit to deteriorate, so use these steps to maintain and clean a fire pit.
Start cleaning only when the ashes are completely cool and the fire pit is safe to touch. Put on rubber gloves and remove any large pieces of wood from the pit. If the pieces can be used again, set them aside for later use.
Use a shovel to remove the ashes from the pit. Dump the ashes into a nearby bucket and then dispose of them. You could also remove them with a shop vacuum.
Use damp paper towels to wipe the bottom and walls of the fire pit and remove any lingering ashes. If there is build-up or something stuck to the fire pit bowl, use a soft-bristled brush and soapy water to wash it off.
Check the fire pit. If you do not do regular maintenance on your fire pit, you might see corrosion in the bottom of your bowl. It will be difficult to repair any holes that have rusted through the metal, but if there is rust on the surface, you can sand it away. Use a sandpaper or even just steel wool.
After you’ve addressed any problems, replace your fire wood.
Clean a Fire Pit and Make it Last
If you clean and check up on your fire pit a few times a year, it will provide you and your loved ones with many more warm and fun evenings.
I am seeing some corrosion at the bottom of a pit, I need to start doing a regular maintenance. I love having a fire pit in my backyard, but I had no idea that I needed to care for it. I will be sure to remember this so that we can have a well-working fire pit that will last. Thank you for your article.
Thank you for your input.
A regular fire pit maintenance will prevent corrosion in your fire pit. Use our article to help you take care of your fire pit so that it lasts you a long time.
I appreciate that you brought up how failing to routinely care for your fire pit may cause corrosion to occur over time. My wife and I are interested in setting up a fire pit near our patio so that we can host outdoor parties when we see our grandchildren on weekends, but we need to install one that is easy to maintain since our limited stamina prevents us from moving around too much.
Hi Toby, fireplaces are simple to keep up with as long as you maintain in properly.
Once you and your wife decide on the fireplace you want, check back in with us keep you updated on how to clean your fireplace. Thank you for your feedback.