Pellet Stove Repair
At The Chimney Doctor we specialize in pellet stove repair, cleaning and service. We service and repair all brands, makes, and models of Pellet Stoves and Inserts. We recommend having your stove fully serviced and tested with each pellet stove repair or cleaning to assure that it continues running as it should. It is recommended that you have your pellet stoves and inserts cleaned and serviced every 2-3 tons of pellets you burn, or if you use it as a primary source of heat – every year. There are roughly 40-50 bags of pellets per ton.
With each pellet stove repair or cleaning we dig into all the hard to reach areas to make sure there are no blockages present. We run specialized pellet brushes up your flue to remove whatever soot is present. Then, removing the side panels, we clean out the motors and electronics on your stove with forced air and oil your motors (if applicable). We then test-fire your stove to assure that no repairs are needed. If repairs are needed you will be informed at the time of service.
Below are some of the Frequently Asked Questions that we get about pellet stoves and inserts. If your don’t see what you are looking for, or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 970-234-3330 today.
***If there are any known issues please inform us when you call to schedule an appointment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PELLET STOVE REPAIR
Q: How often should I have my chimney or stove inspected?
A: Once a year. 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: How often should I have my chimney swept?
A: For pellet stoves and inserts you should have them cleaned and serviced yearly, or every 2-3 tons of pellets – whichever comes first. There are roughly 40-50 bags of pellets per ton.
Q: I’ve heard that Pellet Stoves can’t have chimney fires, is this true?
A: Pellet stoves can cause chimney fires. While many believed this was true for many years time has shown that pellet stove and insert flues do become dirty enough to cause, and sustain, a chimney fire. Here in Grand Junction in 2014 we went out to inspect a fire that resulted from not having had their pellet stove flue cleaned in over 13 years. It lit the structure on fire and caused a lot of damage. To prevent a chimney fire please call us at 970-234-3330 to schedule your pellet stove repair or cleaning today.