Clean the face of your brick fireplace by scrubbing it with a simple solution:
2 cups distilled white vinegar
1 cup ammonia
1/2 cup baking soda
When sweeping ashes from the fireplace, spread wet coffee grounds on the ashes first to keep the ash dust from spreading.
For fireplace glass doors, apply a bit of oven cleaner with a damp cloth. Rinse well with water.