Your fireplace should be inspected once a year by a fireplace technician. In between inspections, follow the steps below to keep it shipshape.
Ensure that the propane tank supplying your gas fireplace is installed correctly- unless your home is connected to a natural gas line.
Always make sure it’s accessible and that there is safe clearance around it. It must be 10 feet away from any ignition source and three feet from electrical inlets.
If necessary, enlist the help of a certified representative of the propane gas line you’ve chosen. They can assist you in determining the ideal location for your tank. They also take care of urgent repairs and prepare a monthly plan for managing your heating equipment.
Turn off the pilot light (or pilot flame) in your fireplace when you start any maintenance work. It can stay off during the summer months.
Clean the glass door at least once a year with a product made for this type of glass, and dust the inside of your fireplace with a soft cloth. Regular cleaning of this area is essential.
Scrub the gas valve and outlets so that they remain unclogged. Remove dust and dirt accumulated over the past few months.
Check for signs of damage and ensure that your fireplace is still in good condition. If the paint is damaged, you’ll need to call in a professional.
An annual inspection includes verification of the entire ventilation system.
Following these simple steps of gas fireplace maintenance will ensure that your fireplace is safe and secure.
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