How to Preserve Your Outdoor Stone Fireplace During the Winter

Nothing beats the warmth of a toasty fire to keep your hands cozy during winter. But did you know that your fire pit is deteriorating each time the temperature drops? Winter is here, and it’s time to think about keeping your outdoor chimney fire pit in its prime condition. Check out our line of outdoor fireplaces!

Your Guide to a Perfectly Preserved Fire Pit

Beat those unbearable winter temperatures with this simple guide to preserving your fire pit during the winter.

1. Clean Your Fire Pit Before Winter

Before the weather gets too cold, it’s important to clean your fire pit thoroughly. Remove all ashes, coals, and debris from the bottom of your fire pit using a shovel or hand broom. It’s essential to get rid of all the leftover residue since it can cause cracking when exposed to moisture during winter.

2. Use Your Fire Pit Regularly

Don’t let your chimney fire pit sit idle during winter. Regular use will keep it from deteriorating and allow for any moisture to evaporate. If you don’t plan on using your fire pit as frequently, consider the next step.

3. Keep Your Fire Pit Covered

Investing in a high-quality cover for your fire pit is crucial during winter. It will protect your fire pit from snow, rain, and other elements that can cause damage. Make sure to choose a cover that fits your fire pit properly and is made of durable material.

4. Remove Debris After Every Use

It’s important to make sure there are no leaves, twigs, or other debris near your fire pit during the winter. These can easily catch fire or cause rusting when exposed to moisture. Ensure you perform regular sweeping and remove any debris that may accumulate around your fire pit.

5. Store Firewood Properly

Moisture is a big no-no for your beloved fire pit so don’t store your firewood in a dry, covered area during winter. Moisture can easily seep into the wood and make it difficult to light when you want to use your chimney fire pit. It’s also important to make sure that your firewood is not stored too close to the fire pit, as this can increase the risk of a chimney fire.

6. Inspect for Damage

Regularly inspect your fire pit for any signs of damage, such as cracks or rusting. If you notice any damage, make sure to address it immediately before it worsens during the winter season. 

7. Keep a Fire Extinguisher Nearby

In case of an emergency, it’s important to have a fire extinguisher nearby when using your fire pit during winter. This will ensure that any fires can be quickly and safely put out.

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If you’ve discovered that your old chimney fire pit is beyond repair, consider investing in a high-quality Rian fireplace from Round Grove Products. Our durable and easily installed fireplaces are perfect for any outdoor space and will withstand even the harshest winter conditions. Our pre-finished Rian in particular boasts a host of benefits that exceed the hassle of installing a firepit. Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself.Don’t let the winter weather ruin your outdoor fun—bring home a new fireplace today.

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