Tips on how to clean your fireplace:
Combine water and dish detergent cleaning solution in a spray bottle. Use a second spray bottle filled with warm, plain water and spray area to rinse.
1/2 cup dish detergent
4 cups hot water
Spray cleaning solution on a small section of brick.
Scrub with a nylon bristle brush.
Rinse with clean water.
Dry with a clean dry cloth.