Annual Maintenance is Important for Your Gas Fireplace
Winter is coming, make sure your gas fireplace is ready. Regular maintenance and cleaning is an important part of maintaining your gas fireplace as well as preventing service issues. When operated and maintained properly your gas fireplace can be an efficient source of heat. All gas fireplace manufacturers recommend an annual inspection and cleaning.
Richmond Hill Gas Fireplace Service 289-859-7611 provides Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Markham area residents with gas fireplace repair, maintenance and service. We service all brands of gas fireplaces, such as: Heatilator, Heat-n-Glo, Valor, Lennox, Majestic, Montigo, Napoleon, Regency, Kingsman and others.
While it is possible for Richmond Hill homeowners to clean and maintain their own fireplaces, it is a task better left to a qualified service company.
Clean your Gas Fireplace Glass Regularly - Here's how.
Over time the by-products of the combustion process can show up as a white film on the glass of the viewing door, this white film build up makes the flames difficult to see, gives a “cloudy” look to the glass which can spoil the look of the flames.
It is important to clean the glass regularly as soon as you notice the white film build up. If the film is left for a long period of time, it will bake into the pores of the glass. It is then much harder, if not impossible, to remove. If the glass is extremely discolored; it may be necessary to replace it.
Do not use an ammonia based or abrasive cleaner to clean the glass. Using the wrong cleaner can damage the glass by etching and or scratching it. Use Imperial Gas Fireplace Glass Cleaner and Conditioner it takes off the white film and leaves a protective coating to prevent future buildup.
Black soot build up is a serious maintenance problem caused by incomplete combustion and your gas fireplace should be checked and/or tuned up by a licensed gas fireplace repair company such as Richmond Hill and Vaughan Gas Fireplace Service.
Furnace Experts offers maintenance and repair of gas logs and gas fireplaces in Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Maple, Thornhill, Newmarket, Aurora, Oak Ridges, King City, Stouffville, York Region, North York, Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville. Call 289-859-7611
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN THE FIREPLACE GLASS WHEN IT IS HOT.
Most fireplace glass is held within a frame and cleaned while in their frame. You’ll obviously want to, make sure the glass and frame is completely cool and that the gas control valve on the fireplace is turned to the off position before handling and cleaning your fireplace.
How to Remove The Glass On Your Gas Fireplace
The next step is to remove the glass door on your gas fireplace. The easiest way to find out how to remove your fireplace glass is to check your owner’s manual.
After you have removed the glass, place it on a flat soft surface, such as the floor or a padded table.
Next, follow the directions on the glass cleaner; shake well, apply liberally, and with paper towel, carefully clean both the inside and outside of the glass. Be careful not to damage the gasket that seals the glass door.
After cleaning the glass you can replace your door the same way it was removed. Make sure that you put the glass on evenly and the gasket is intact and in good condition. Gaskets wear out over time and can allow Carbon Monoxide (CO) to escape from the fireplace into your home which can be hazardous to your family—if not addressed immediately by a qualified service company. The service technicians at Richmond Hill Gas Fireplace Service are experts in the maintenance and repair of all makes and models of gas fireplaces.
How to Re-Light the Pilot on Your Gas Fireplace
To relight the pilot on the fireplace after cleaning, follow the manufacturer’s lighting directions carefully. Check and make sure the pilot burns blue. When the pilot light gets dirty it gets larger and burns yellow. When you have a large yellow pilot you should have your fireplace serviced. If your pilot light ignites but won’t stay lit, then the problem is most likely related to your thermocouple and or a blockage in your pilot assembly, which will require service. If your gas fireplace is not working properly, please contact us at 289-859-7611.
Schedule your annual fireplace maintenance with a professional service technician.
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