Gas Fireplace Maintenance in Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, WA and the Surrounding Areas
Most homes use air conditioning systems for heat. Gas fireplaces operate without smoke, nor unpleasant odor. They need very little maintenance. But that is not to mean you should neglect them. Over time, dirt in the form of dust, fire residue, and debris sucked in from the vent accumulate. You can clean the gas fireplace by carefully following manufacturer’s instructions. But it is safer to leave the cleaning and Gas Fireplace Maintenance in Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, WA to the professionals.
At Marr’s Heating, we provide Gas Fireplace Maintenance in Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, WA, and surrounding areas such as Puyallup and Spanaway. Contact us today for a quote and more information on fireplaces.
Gas Fireplace Maintenance in Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, WA
Gas fireplace maintenance starts with you. Here are some of the things you should do;
- Clean the glass monthly. The cloud that forms on it might affect the heating.
- Regularly open the unit and inspect if there is any dirt or dust on the internal components. Gently wipe the dirt away using a soft brush.
- Check if the glass door closes properly. Check that all bolts are securely fastened. You do not want carbon monoxide leaking into the living area.
- Inspect the gasket for damages. Replace it immediately if it damaged.
- Check the fireplace vent for debris and remove them.
Gas Fireplace Cleaning Safety Tips
- Before cleaning the gas fireplace, turn it off and wait for it to cool.
- Check the user’s manual for instructions on how to safely open the unit. The manual should also have instructions on components you can safely remove and those that require a technician.
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When To Schedule A Gas Fireplace Inspection
It is the right time to schedule a gas fireplace inspection if you think it is not working properly. Some warning signs that it is not working as it should include;
- A booming sound during ignition
- Delayed ignition
- Bad odor
- Pilot light malfunction
- Excess soot on the glass and vent
- Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and lethargy
What Happens During A Gas Fireplace Inspection
We have a very detailed gas furnace inspection procedure. First, the inspection team checks the exterior. They are looking for cracks in the glass, dirt, and the firmness and tightness of the framework. Then, they open the glass door and look for dirt and debris on the interior components such as the logs and gasket. They also check the condition of the interior components. After checking everything including the vents, and gas connections, they shortlist the issues and recommend solutions.
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How often does a gas fireplace need an inspection?
The main advantage of gas fireplaces is their low maintenance. We recommend that you schedule an annual inspection for your gas fireplace. In fact, lack of scheduled annual inspection voids the unit’s warranty. The best time to schedule the inspection is during spring. You do not want your gas fireplace to stop functioning during the winter – when it is needed the most.