The worst of Winter is over which means you’ll be using less of your gas fireplace for the next few months. It’s also the perfect time for some well-needed maintenance. Your gas fireplace has been working hard and needs to be serviced at least once a year.
Similar to a wood-burning fireplace, a gas fireplace also needs regular cleaning and maintenance. While they don’t make such a mess when burning and they are extremely convenient, with less day to day maintenance, there are some potential problems you might come across. And if you don’t solve them quickly, they could potentially become dangerous. Some of these issues include the following:
One thing you never want to leave up to fate is that your gas fireplace is working optimally. Over time, connections and valves can develop leaks which can cause fires or even explosions. It’s essential to take care of these malfunctions before something like this happens.
Unlike a traditional fireplace, a gas fireplace doesn’t collect soot in your chimney. That said, an annual inspection is still necessary to find possible obstructions such as birds nests, that may block your ventilation. If you neglect annual inspections, over time, your chimney could deteriorate and stop working properly. Your chimney is what prevents toxic fumes from entering your home and poisoning your family.
A cracked chimney crown, poor mortar joints and deteriorated ceramic logs are all causes for debris to develop. It should be cleaned regularly to prevent it from clogging up your vents.
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You don’t need to be afraid of using gas as long as you don’t neglect regular maintenance from certified gas installers. At ActionGas, we promote safety when using gas appliances and will give you all the information you need to steer clear from disaster. For high-quality gas appliance installations and maintenance at affordable rates, get in touch with the team at ActionGas today.