Meeco Fire Place Tune Up

Hooray! We are finally having a little bit of cooler weather. I love to turn my fireplace on, and if it gets below 50 degrees, I consider it cold enough to fire it up! It’s just me (and my dog), but the ambiance of a cozy fire makes me want to put up a Christmas tree, turn on the Hallmark channel, and hunker down a cup of something warm.
If your fireplace needs a tune-up, there are some great products made by Meeco that can help you get that done.

If you have a gas fireplace, then your logs can get dirty and dusty which makes them look older. You can clean them with Meeco Masonry and Gas Log Cleaner. You can clean your logs after you turn the gas off, but while the logs are still hot. Spray the cleaner directly onto hot logs at the site of the soot buildup. Heavily soiled surfaces may require more than one application.

If you have a wood burning fireplace, Meeco makes Creo–Shot. It will break down dangerous soot and creosote buildup in woodstoves and fireplaces. Toss the entire product (it looks like a dynamite stick without the fuse) into a brisk fire. Then keep your fire burning for at least five minutes afterward. Meeco suggests using this product twice weekly for a month. It’s a safe product, because your hands never touch the product.

Do you have a wood-burning stove or a fireplace insert with smoke and soot stains on the glass doors? Using just a regular house-hold cleaner will not budge the stains. You will need to use Meeco Glass Cleaner. This tough cleaner will remove smoke, soot, dirt, and baked on creosote and tar deposits from the glass. Start with a cool glass door. Spray on Meeco Glass Cleaner and then wipe clean with a paper towel. If you have heavy buildup you should spray on and let soak for a few minutes. Then spray again and scrub with a non-abrasive pad. Do Not Let Cleaner Dry on Glass!!

If the stone or brick around your fireplace is dirty with smoke, it will clean up quickly with TSP, a stiff brush, and water. Tri- Sodium Phosphate (TSP) is the most economical cleaner, (ok it’s cheap) but it is very strong so be sure to wear gloves and protective eyewear.

If you have some missing mortar or a loose brick in your fireplace use the Meeco Furnace Cement to replace your mortar. It comes in a caulking tube or a quart tub. Clean the area first and dampen with a sponge. Then apply the mortar and let dry for 24 hours before starting another fire.

Use Coupon Code M1127-1202 at checkout to receive 20% off your Meeco purchase. Offer expires 12-052-19.

When you read this column it will be the Thanksgiving. We are like every other family where adult children have to split their time between “hers” and “his.” But this year we are all together. We have three little girls to share a “first Thanksgiving” with, and I can’t wait. I hope you are spending your Thanksgiving with loved friends and family, and that you would feel God blessings on your life.

Now to the email…..

Question: My hands get so dry during the winter. I had a cream that you wrote about that was good for dry skin. I can’t find my old tube, is it still available?
Answer: Yes it’s still available, and it’s called Medline Skin Remedy. It is a great skin repair crème. It’s excellent for dry and itchy skin. It’s made from olive oil and is helpful for those who have to wash their hands frequently.

: I have a stainless steel refrigerator that has streaks of water stains down it. Can you recommend a cleaner to remove the stains? Standard stainless steel sprays cleaners have not been successful.
Answer: There are several cleaners that I like to use. One is Howards Stainless Steel Cleaner. It has a light fragrance and does a good job for just weekly cleaning. Quick Shine Stainless Steel Cleaner by Holl0way House is step above the Howards because it leaves a protective coating with cleaning. But if you have a tougher stain, I would recommend Sheila Shine. It’s an excellent cleaner, and it leaves a longer lasting, protective coating. But it has a strong propellant smell that bothers some customers. If that doesn’t bother you, I would recommend you use that one.