Gas logs and fireplaces should receive cleaning and service on a yearly basis to keep them safe and operating at their peak. Cleaning and checking of the area by a technician can prevent costly repairs in the future. It can also give the owner the confidence and peace of mind the system is safe for operation and will take the chill out of the air during the next use. Gas logs or fireplaces offer the beauty and warmth in a warm but can also result in serious problems for a homeowner if something is malfunctioning.
A Fireplace Maintenance Company can check all of the gas connections for any leaks. They can tune up the logs or fireplace for fuel efficiency and optimal flame. They can inspect the system for any signs of wear. Cleaning dust build-up and lint from the valves or controls will give the unit easier use. Safety clearances can be checked, and gaskets can be check for proper sealing. Air vents, grills, and louvers can be inspected and cleaned as well as the glass of any corrosive salts or soot buildup. The millivolt reading needs will be checked to make sure it’s adjusted to the factory specification.
Although the logs may be used quite frequently, lint and carbon can build-up on the logs and burner. This build-up can produce difficulty lighting the logs and result in poor flame quality. If the burner is not working properly, it can cause dangerous emissions from build-up on the burner. The vent that takes carbon monoxide from the gas fireplace will be checked for any blockages or damage. This is a very important step in the cleaning process because carbon monoxide is an odorless and poisonous gas. Carbon monoxide can make occupants very ill which could lead to hospitalization or even death.
Maintaining gas logs or fireplaces are just as important as maintaining a wood burning fireplace. Yearly maintenance checks can eliminate dangerous consequences that can occur through usage. A highly-trained technician can clean, maintain and service a system in a short amount of time. For more information and assistance with gas logs or fireplaces, please feel free to visit Thefireplaceguys.com.