Do you know why it’s important to maintain a gas fireplace? As winter approaches, fireplace maintenance tasks become more important as we start to use our fireplaces more often for warmth and comfort.
Without proper gas fireplace maintenance, problems can occur. Dirt and dust build-up can clog the ports of your fireplace, and gaskets can wear out, potentially allowing dangerous carbon monoxide to leak into your home. Plus, there’s general wear and tear that accumulates over the years, such as the deterioration of logs and chipped or cracked glass.
It’s important that you keep on top of maintenance to ensure your gas fireplace runs smoothly and that everyone in your home stays safe.
To ensure you’re still operating a safe unit, you should keep up with annual gas fireplace maintenance. To do this, make an appointment for an inspection with a trusted professional who will perform routine cleaning and make any necessary adjustments or recommendations.
You can also do a visual inspection of your unit each month by following these simple steps:
Although it may be tempting to clean a gas fireplace on your own, it can be dangerous to take on this task alone. You may accidentally disrupt wiring or other parts of the unit, including not putting the logs back in the correct position; that can cause further issues.
It’s best to call in a licensed technician who will do a complete inspection of your unit, checking for suspicious odours and testing the ignition or other components for issues. They know exactly what to look for and will be able to recommend if your unit needs repairs or cleaning services, as well as identify any discoloration, cracks, or other build-up that could cause problems in the future.
If it has been more than a year since the last service of your gas fireplace, you should call in the experts and have your fireplace inspected sooner than later.
Now that you know why it’s important to maintain your gas fireplace, call the professionals at Appleby Systems to take care of your gas fireplace needs. Contact us today.