Gas Fireplace Maintenance
With the spring season just around the corner, you can do more than just spring cleaning. Now is the best time to have repairs around the house. Your gas fireplace undergo maintenance. Don’t wait until winter is again knocking at your door to avoid those nights where you won’t have fire to warm your home.
The most obvious time to call in a technician for repair is when your unit of gas fireplace will not light. Don’t experiment. There are many problems you can experience that will take the expertise of an experienced technician to fix.
Below are a few of the types of problems that demand the service of a gas fireplace professional.
The Fireplace Will Not Light
It is frustrating to attempt lighting the gas fireplace and nothing happens. If you have not had the insert cleaned in a while, it is most likely the reason behind the unit not lighting up.
The pilot ignitor will get carbon build up that clogs the opening over time. Hiring a professional service to clean every part of the insert will get it back to operating as it should. You will also find that the flame is harder to control when the unit is dirty.
The smell of natural gas is alarming. Shut the gas fireplace “off” and call a service technician in to find and repair the possible leak if you detect the odor of natural gas. Turn the gas valve “off” that feeds natural gas to the fireplace. It’s also not safe to inhale natural gas.
Remember: Do not use this appliance again until properly serviced!
The Fireplace Starts and Goes Out
Inconsistent flame and having the flame go out after lighting is an indication that the unit is in need of through inspection and potential repairs. You do not want to use a gas fireplace in your living room that you cannot control. That would literally be “playing with fire. It can cause a chain-reaction event that can lead to a fire in your home.
Maintaining optimal wiring health is necessary for your gas fireplace insert to work well. Any fault within the wiring can cause a complete failure of the product to work and keep you warm. A trained technician can check that the writing is intact and is carrying the proper voltage. They would know what to identify if something is wrong.
Contact specialists in gas inserts Baltimore MD and schedule a day for their technician to come out and service your gas fireplace today!