For most homeowners, their fireplace is the centerpiece of their home’s decor. A clean and beautifully designed fireplace can add style and a touch of coziness to any home. However, if your fireplace has white or black stains on its masonry, it takes away from your home’s beauty. Over the years, your masonry accumulates salts and soot, creating unsightly stains. Masonry stains can be very stubborn and scrubbing them can take a lot of time and effort. However, cleaning your masonry doesn’t have to be that difficult. We here at The Chimney Guy can have your fireplace looking like new again by using a product called Paint “N” Peel.

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There are two main reasons why your fireplace masonry stains – efflorescence and soot. Efflorescence occurs when naturally occurring salts in your masonry joints dissolve after coming into contact with moisture. When this salt-infused moisture soaks into your brickwork it can eventually leech to the outside of your brickwork and when it dries, salt is left on the outside of your fireplace masonry. This causes white stains. Salt stains shouldn’t be ignored as they might be a sign that your chimney is leaking.

Soot Stains

Stains created by soot can be very difficult to get rid of. Soot stains are created when smoke and other byproducts from the wood burning process are deposited on your brickwork. You can also get soot stains if you have a gas fireplace, but since it burns cleaner than wood, soot stains aren’t as common with gas fireplaces. Unlike salt stains, soot stains are pretty much inevitable if you use your fireplace.

We can help!

Both efflorescence and soot stains can be difficult to remove. However, we here at The Chimney Guy can help you remove these stains using a product called Paint “N” Peel Fireplace Cleaner. Paint “N” Peel is a phenomenal chimney cleaning product that is relatively inexpensive and easy to use. Paint “N” Peel works by painting a layer of the product onto your brickwork and letting it set. Once it dries, we peel the Paint “N” Peel off your brickwork, along with all your efflorescence and soot masonry stains. Paint “N” Peel is also environmentally friendly and doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals.

Get rid of unsightly stains and have your fireplace looking wonderful before the holiday season arrives! If you live in Green Bay or the Fox Valley region, The Chimney Guy is the best masonry cleaner in the area.  Although we are starting to get busy, we still have appointment slots open and will try to work with your schedule as best as we can. Hire the best, and call The Chimney Guy today at (920) 830-1920, or schedule an appointment online with one of our expert masons today!