Gas Fireplace Repair
Get your natural gas fireplace repaired before we get into the cold winter months.
Annual maintenance for your gas fireplace will help avoid safety hazards.
There are more, but these are the six most noticable warning signs that your gas fireplace, gas log insert or gas log set is a troubled unit that is in need of service.
- Soot build-up on anything
- Foul or suspicious odor coming from unit*
- Film, discoloration or etching on glass
- Slow or no ifnition when unit is turned on
- Unit shuts itself off
- Unit has no usage or service history**
*All major gas appliances, including gas fireplaces, should be serviced annually as recommended by all major gas fireplace product manufacturers. Gas fireplaces are gas-fueled appliances and, as such, can be dangerous- and even hazardous- if not handled properly and if not serviced regularly by a qualified technician.
** Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an ordorless, poisonous gas formed by a gas furnace or gas fireplace that's not operating properly. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea and vomiting. If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, or if your carbon monoxide detector sounds and alarm, immediately evacuate the home and call 911from another location. If you do notice a suspectodor coming from your gas fireplace, call a qualified service and repair technician promptly.
Gas Fireplace Maintenance
Johnson Chimney Gas Fireplace Checklist:
- make sure fan is operating properly
- gas pilot safety system
- main burners for proper ignition and combustion
- adequate combustion and ventilation air flow
- venting and chimney draw, where accessible
- Clean glass with recommended glass cleaner and inspect door gasket
- Clean equipment exterior
- Clean the pilot burner and main burners