The central feature of any lounge or living room is inevitably the fireplace, and as the winter month start to loom, there is nothing more comforting than retreating to a cosy living room with a roaring fire. But over the course of the year fireplaces often become dull and dirty, which is often the result of soot and grime from the previous years use.
The quick and easy way to give your fireplace a facelift is to use a traditional Soap Flakes solution, as it will easily wash away soot and dirt that has become ingrained within the fireplace and mantle. Soap Flakes are especially versatile as they can be used on delicate surfaces such as marble, limestone and sandstone, which cannot be cleaned using normal cleaners as the materials are porous and are eroded by acid based products.
To clean your fireplace, simply make up a Soap Flake solution by adding one cup of Soap Flakes to a bucket of warm water and mix until the flakes are dissolved. Using a soft cloth and the Soap Flakes solution, scrub the surfaces well to remove any dirt and grime, then wipe with a clean, damp cloth. Finish by polishing with a dry cloth.
Fireplaces generally do not require a high level of maintenance, but cleaning them once or twice a year with Soap Flakes will ensure they will stay beautiful and functional for years to come.
Soap Flakes and Liquid Soap Flakes are produced by Dri-Pak and are widely available from supermarkets and independent hardware stores. For further information and cleaning tips around the home visit www.dri-pak.co.uk