Keep it reliable and safe with yearly maintenance
While a gas fireplace is a great way to stay warm on a cold day, it is very important that you have it maintained regularly to make sure it operates as efficiently as possible. You should have it inspected once a year so that it continues to be reliable and safe.
There are some maintenance steps that you can perform on your own. Make sure that there isn’t anything clogging the fireplace’s ventilation system and clean the door every month or two to reduce the chance for buildup. You can find a special cleaner at your local hardware store. You shouldn’t have to remove the door to clean it – provided, of course, that the fireplace has been turned off for a while.
Make sure you also check the logs in the fireplace to make sure they aren’t dirty, cracked, or broken. Use a brush with a soft bristle; you can actually find brushes that are built for this exact purpose.
To make sure your gas fireplace continues to be safe, call Essig Plumbing and Cooling today and schedule a maintenance appointment.