Gas Fireplace Repair – Fireplaces, Stoves, and Inserts
At The Chimney Doctor, gas fireplace repair, cleaning, and service is at the heart of what we do. We work on and repair every make and model of Gas Fireplace, Stove, Insert, or Log Set. We specialize in inspecting and servicing your gas unit for safe and continue use.We regularly service and work on many gas products, types and brands. Here are some of the more common brands (among others) that we service: Heatilator, Heat and Glo (HeatnGlo), GTI, Montigo, Majestic, Kozi, Lopi, Avalon, and Fireplace Xtrordinair.
A complete and thorough service of your gas appliance includes: removal and cleaning of log units, inspection and testing of all electrical and wiring components, cleaning of the glass, and removal of any soot, buildup, or debris within the unit. We test blowers to make sure they are running at optimal levels and adjust flame height to prevent the unit from sooting up as much as possible. We replace the rock wool embers in the unit (if necessary and applicable) and strive to make the unit look as good as we would in our own homes. Units are then checked for CO leakage during a final test-fire run.
Below are some of the Frequently Asked Questions that we get about Gas Fireplaces. If your don’t see what you are looking for, or to schedule an appointment with a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep, please call us at 970-234-3330 today.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT GAS FIREPLACE REPAIR
Q: How often should I have my gas stove or fireplace inspected and cleaned?
A: Most gas fireplace and stove manufacturers recommend having a qualified technician out to service your stove annually. This makes sure that during the off-season your flue has not become blocked, that your wiring and controls are all still functioning as the should, and to refresh and replace the embers and clean the inside of your stove to keep it looking and running at an optimal level. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 211 says, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.” Even if you don’t use your chimney regularly other forms of deterioration and weathering can occur. For example; weathering of metal or brick, animals building nests inside your cap or chimney, sealants used on your roof begin to fail, flashings and storm collars begin to leak, etc…
Q: My gas stove or fireplace smells bad when I burn it and gives me a headache. What should I do?
A: The first answer to this question is to have your gas fireplace or stove inspected. There are several reasons this may be occurring. Your unit may actually be leaking gas, which would cause headaches and possibly nausea. Often the units become extremely dusty after sitting for a summer, or even for years, and require a thorough chimney cleaning using forced air to loosen up the dust and remove as much as possible from the space around the unit.
As the unit heats up the dust is ‘cooked off’. One of the byproducts of this process is Carbon Monoxide (CO). The dust ‘cooking off’ is normal with gas units that are used infrequently but some people are more sensitive than others. If your fireplace is ‘cooking off’ dust you may find a metallic taste in your mouth, or get light headed, have headaches that are tied to whenever the stove is lit and in use, or slight nausea. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please call us to schedule your gas fireplace repair today.
Q: What should I do if smoke is visibly pouring out of my gas stove or fireplace?
A: Call us today at 970-234-3330 to schedule a chimney inspection and your gas fireplace repair immediately. Smoke should not be pouring off of, out of, or from around your gas fireplace, stove, or insert and can be indicative of much larger problems.