Steps To Prep Your Firepit This Winter!


Winter is just around the corner, but that should not stop you from spending quality time outside. Winter can be restricting, social activities and relaxation may seem to feel more comfortable inside your own home. But for those who own a firepit, or planning to have an outdoor fire pit, you can always have the fun outside your garden. 

If you own a firepit, you'll get a free pass to enjoy your patio or garden outside. The fire will give you enough warmth for relaxation, good conversation and perhaps an outdoor party with roasted marshmallows and hot cocoa. So before the winter starts, take time to get you firepit ready and in perfect condition for some chilly winter party!


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1. Clean your Firepit

Remove dried leaves, rocks or dirt from the burner. Look for any debris or foreign materials that may somehow find its way into your firepit. Makes sure to also clean your decorative media. If you are using a fire glass, you can soak it into a bowl of warm water and mild detergent to remove any built-up grimes. If you're using ceramic logs, clean it with a damp cloth and detergent then rinse. For lava rocks, simply put them in a bucket, add water and a bit of mild detergent and soak them a bit to remove dust and some buildups.

IMPORTANT: Always make sure that you dry your decorative media before using especially the lava rocks. Moisture inside can cause the rocks to pop out quite violently. After washing, lay them out in the sun for a few days to dry out.


Photo: Elementi Manhattan Fire Table

2. Inspect your firepit

Check your gas fuel, gas line and gas valves. Check thoroughly for any signs of damages. You also need to check your burner's port hoses for any obstruction or debris that might cause a problem. 

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3. Put a protection cover

Before you use your firepit this winter, always make sure that they are properly protected from inclement weather and other elements. Having a protective cover or a burner lid keeps your firepit in a good condition all year.


Photo:  Brightstar Vega Gas Fire Pit

4. Maintenance

Maintenance is always the key in getting the most out of you firepit. To enjoy them this winter, you have to ensure that you maintain them properly throughout the whole season. For more tips on how to maintain and clean you firepit, you can check our blog: Fire Pit Maintenance Guide: How to make your fire pit last for many seasons.



Invest some time to prepare your firepit this winter. It's worth the effort when the chilly weather comes and you get to spend the holiday season with you love ones around a spectacular firepit that not just brings warmth but also comfort and fun.

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  • Ruthie Sescon