Rutland brushes are very durable and will last for many years if cared for properly.
Rutland brushes are made of oil-tempered wire, and thus will repel most debris from sticking to the brush tines.
Additionally, the constant up-and-down motion during cleaning a chimney or stove pipe will cause most of the particles to fall off the brush.
Follow these additional tips to keep your chimney brushes clean for years to come!
1. Shake off as much debris and particles as possible from the brush.
2. Wipe the brush tines with a dry rag to remove any remaining debris or particles.
3. If there is any residual dirt or grime, get a can of spray-on brake cleaning fluid from your local auto parts store. This will clean off any remaining residue and will evaporate quickly, which is key to preventing rust. Spray the brush and let sit for an hour or so.
4. Once the brush is completely dry, spray with WD-40 or a similar product before storing to prevent rust.
5. Store in box or hang in a cool, dry area.
6. Your Rutland chimney brush is now ready for its next use!