IMPORTANT CARE FOR YOUR GAS LOG FIREPLACE
The professionals at Mechanical Doctor are standing by to schedule an appointment for you to have your gas log fireplace cleaned and serviced in your North Carolina home in Rock Hill, Charlotte, or surrounding areas.
Safety is of utmost priority if you have a gas log fireplace in your home! Be sure to have your entire unit inspected and cleaned at least once per year, and perform the home maintenance yourself monthly. In this way, you can ensure no problems will ever put you or your family at risk for fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Mechanical Doctor Service for Your Gas Log Fireplace
A thorough check and cleaning is done on the gas log fireplace. It is recommended by manufacturers to perform this service at least annually, preferably just before the Fall season prior to the first cold weather drop in temperature.
It is important to have this service done prior to any potential use of the gas log fireplace. You will not want any problems to occur that can cause you or your family or business serious harm.
The service needed depends on the type of gas fireplace installed. In general, our service inspection and cleaning includes:
- Pilot and burner orifices inspected and cleaned
- Fireplace box vacuumed
- Burners and logs cleaned
- Burner venturi inspected and if necessary reset to manufacturer specs
- Safety switches checked
- Embers replenished
- Glass door cleaned and reinstalled
- Control compartment vacuumed and cleaned
- Gas valve and junction box tested
- Pilot light relit if applicable
- Burner is lighted
- Whole system is checked for proper running function
What Can I Do Myself to Care for My Gas Log Fireplace?
There are several things you can do as a home-owner or property owner as well. It is important that you realize that monthly checks and maintenance can possibly save you or your family from an unexpected and possibly lethal disaster. We recommend that you perform the following maintenance at least monthly:
- Clean the unit’s glass with glass cleaner (on both sides)
- Check the gasket for cracks or broken pieces (located on the glass door or exterior around the firebox)
- Check the bolts, wing nuts, brackets, hinges, etc. to make sure door is secured tightly
- Check the outside vent and clean
It is important for you to perform a little maintenance on your gas log fireplace as well.
If the glass door does not sit properly, having a good seal with a good gasket, then carbon monoxide can leak into your home. Carbon monoxide kills and is almost impossible to detect.
Our experts at Mechanical Doctor also recommend that a carbon monoxide alarm be installed for anyone who has the possibility of carbon monoxide leakage.
You will want to be sure that the exterior venting is clean and free of any yard debris. It should not be torn, blocked, or damaged in any way.