Fireplace Maintenance Checklist
Posted in Gas Fireplace Maintenance, on January 09, 2024
One of the most cozy and beautiful additions to your home is a fireplace, but when maintenance isn't considered a top priority, you risk the safety of all occupants in the household. In today's article, we will review our handcrafted fireplace maintenance checklist, including how to prepare for maintenance, cleaning the fireplace, inspecting the fireplace, scheduling fireplace service and repairs, and chimney sweeps.
If safety is a top priority in your household, read on to learn more about fireplace maintenance today with the Fireplace Experts.
Preparing for Maintenance
When preparing for your fireplace's maintenance, you will want to start by cleaning the area around the fireplace; this will ensure that when a Fireplace Expert representative arrives, maintenance can begin immediately.
Cleaning the Fireplace
Maintenance will begin with the fireplace being cleaned; this will include removing any ashes or debris. Once all ashes and debris have been removed, the firebox is next on our list of hardware needing cleaning. Lastly, the fireplace screen or glass doors will require a scrub down to remove any soot or stains obstructing your view of the mesmerizing fire.
Inspecting the Fireplace
Inspection of your fireplace is the next step after cleaning. Our Fireplace Experts look for any cracks or damage to the firebox, which can lead to gasses and carbon monoxide leaking into your home. Examination of the chimney is next in line; during the examination, any buildup or obstructions will be noted if a chimney sweep is required.
Repairing and Replacing
Our Fireplace Experts will address any issues found during the inspection, including replacing damaged parts and components. Additionally, our trained technicians will inspect for any cracks or leaks that can lead to harmful gasses and carbon monoxide entering your home. Carbon monoxide is a colourless and odourless gas; it is known to cause serious health problems that include headaches, dizziness, nausea, and even death. It is crucial to have your fireplace inspected at least once a year to prevent these issues, ensuring the occupants of your home's safety.
The role of a chimney sweep is to prevent chimney fires while also reducing the amount of emission of fumes that blocked chimneys let into your home. If our Fireplace Experts notice that you have a blocked or clogged chimney during your fireplace service, they will recommend that one be performed. We recommend having your chimney swept at least once a year; this will improve your indoor air quality and decrease the risk of fires. Additionally, this will prevent the dangerous buildup of creosote.
Keep Your Fireplace Safe and Efficient with Regular Maintenance
Ensuring that you opt for regular fireplace maintenance is of utmost importance when it comes to the safety of the occupants in your home, as well as prolonging the life of your fireplace. Preparing for maintenance, cleaning the fireplace, inspecting the fireplace, repairing and replacing damaged parts, and chimney sweeping are all important steps to our Fireplace Experts technicians when it comes to fireplace maintenance. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to keep your fireplace in the best possible condition.