– When demoing a brick fireplace, there are many things to keep in mind. The main thing is the safety of your family and yourself. It’s important that you do some research on what tools will be needed for this project before starting it off.- If you have children or pets running around make sure they stay away while doing this project. Also wear protective gloves when removing mortar with a sledgehammer – don’t want any flying pieces hitting anyone!
– Secondly try not to breathe in too much dust from the bricks especially if using old ones because sometimes lead can get into that mix which isn’t good for people or animals breathing it in over time.
– Finally only break up one row at a time so as not to weaken the support for the rest of your fireplace.