Do you own a gas fireplace? Many homeowners mistakenly think they are easy to use and maintain. Since gas fireplaces burn gas, which is a cleaner fuel source than wood, many people think they don’t need to service or repair it. However, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) both suggest getting your gas fireplace serviced at least annually.
At Old Smokey’s, we have over 20 years experience servicing and repairing gas fireplaces. Let us help you understand the importance of servicing and maintaining your gas fireplace to extend the life of your gas fireplace.
Gas Fireplace Service
Although there are some similarities between gas and wood fireplaces, they work in totally different ways. Servicing a gas fireplace is very different than servicing a wood burning one. When you call us, our fireplace technician come and inspect the flue for cleanliness and clogging. Gas fireplaces are clean burning meaning that they don’t create as much creosote as other fuel sources. Therefore, your chimney doesn’t have to be cleaned as often with a gas fireplace.
Our technician also inspects the gas system. This is incredibly important because a leaky gas fireplace lead to carbon monoxide leak and other hazards. Our technician also check for leaks and gas pressure to make sure the burners are still working correctly. If there is a carbon monoxide alarm (and we highly suggest installing one), it is inspected at this time as well.
Your gas fireplace gets dusty, this is especially true if there are ceramic logs built in. If dust or dirt is burned, it leads to bad odors and creosote buildup in your flue. Our technician can vacuum out your fireplace to make sure that dust and dirt aren’t being burned. They also make sure your firebox and fireplace windows are clean.
Gas Fireplace Repairs
If we find any issues with your gas fireplace, we can also repair it. In addition to our experience in the field, we also believe the importance of continual education to learn about the latest repair, maintenance and safety techniques. All of our fireplace technicians are certified by the CSIA. CSIA certification is difficult to achieve, and it means our technicians are dedicated to high quality service and a safe home.
When was the last time you had your gas fireplace serviced? Our busy season is around the corner, so be proactive and let Old Smokey’s service your gas fireplace right now. Call us at 260-424-0009 or schedule an appointment online to meet with one of our CSIA certified gas technicians today!