Fireplace glass can break when your fireplace is not in use. Sometimes, this happens because the logs are leaning against it or another heavy object falls on top of them; other times, they may be broken by someone who was cleaning nearby and did not see them. Broken pieces should never be swept up with a broom because you could cut yourself if one gets lodged inside your vacuum cleaner hose.
Wear thick gloves to remove these shards so that no one will get hurt! You only need to replace broken fire pit glass once every couple years, but homeowners frequently ask us if their fireplace needs an entire replacement even though there aren’t large cracks throughout the whole pane. The simple answer is “no”, however, we recommend having all damaged areas replaced just to avoid any potential problems in the near future.