How to maintain a wood burning stove

Contura is a leading supplier of stoves and fireplaces through our trusted network of approved resellers. A new installation should be enjoyed for as long as possible so our experts have compiled a few top tips that can help you to maintain your Contura stove.

Maintaining a stove or fireplace

To ensure the best performance from your wood burning stove it should be cleaned regularly, particularly if you plan on using it frequently as colder weather approaches. Before cleaning, make sure that any excess ash, soot and debris is removed.

Contura stoves are available with a range of accessories, including floor protection, to make cleaning and maintenance as easy as possible.

As well as the interior of the stove, you should also ensure that the glass window is clean and scratch-free. Make sure the appliance is off and cool before cleaning with a damp cloth and standard cleaning agent.

A stove performs best when the flue baffle and chimney is as clean and debris-free as possible. The end of the summer is the perfect time to arrange for your chimney to be swept as you’ll be using your log burner more in the winter.

A qualified specialist should inspect and sweep the chimney once a year to ensure that there are no issues. Although, if used frequently throughout the year then checks should be carried out more often. Never use the stove if you believe that it could be damaged in any way, speak to one of our specialists today for more advice and guidance.

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