If you love to entertain and can’t imagine a party without a fire pit, you’re in luck! But before you get started on your next backyard party, it’s important to know how to clean your propane fire pit.
Here are actionable tips to help you clean your propane firepits whenever you use them.
1. Extinguish the Fire Safely. You can do this by keeping it low and away from flames or throwing water on it. If that doesn’t work, then use sand or wet rags to put out any remaining embers.
When you extinguish a fire, use a garden hose with an adjustable nozzle. Make sure that the nozzle is not located near the propane burner or grill, as this could cause an explosion.
2. Remove the Fuel Source. Disconnect the propane tank from its regulator and let it sit for about 30 minutes before turning off the valve on top of it, which is located under a cap on top of the tank itself. This will allow any remaining gas to drain out of your tank into a separate receptacle (like a large bucket) so that you can safely dispose of it later.
This step is important because you don’t want any sparks or embers flying around while you’re cleaning up after an exciting party!
3. Clear Out Debris. Remove any debris from around your firepit by using a shovel or rake, then clean up any remaining ash in your yard using a garden hose with an adjustable nozzle set to low pressure (3-5 psi). Make sure that you don’t damage any roots or rocks when doing so!
Clear out debris from around your fire pit with a rake or other tool that will easily reach into small spaces (like chimneys). Make sure that all debris is removed so no pieces of wood fall into your fire pit when you’re finished cleaning!
4. Wipe It Down. Propane firepits are a little more difficult than other kinds of heating devices because they have so many moving parts, but cleaning them is still pretty easy! Just take some soapy water in a spray bottle and spray down the inside of your propane heater. Make sure to get all around the burner tubes and all along the sides of the flue pipe. This will help prevent any dirt from building up over time and causing rusting issues later on down the road.
If you’re going to be using your propane firepit regularly, then consider adding an extra layer of protection—like an extra plate or grill cover—to prevent dust build-up from getting into your system when you’re not using it. You can also get portable campfires to use if you want to spend some quality time outdoors away from home.