Benefits of Fireplace Ash!

August 7, 2023
Hansen & Sons Team Member

Keep those fireplace ashes, you can do more things with your fireplace ash rather than just disposing! Here are just a few ways as described in "Don't Toss Those Fireplace Ashes-- They Have Endless Uses Around The House" by Kate Underwood on

Odor absorbing similar to baking soda

Potassium boost to compost piles

Slow algae growth

Fertilizer for certain plants

Traction and ice melt helper

Cleaning up oil spills

Our favorite is that it's a natural "Insect and pest repellent!" Our crews can sometimes get away without needing bug spray when they are rebuilding chimneys with a bit of fireplace ash on hand.