Know Your Fireplace Is Good To Go With Mr. Smokestack’s Thorough Gas Fireplace Service & Repair
Having a gas fireplace in your home means relaxation and comforting warmth at the touch of button. But even though these convenient, easy to use appliances require less maintenance than wood fireplaces might, they’re not completely maintenance free…
The truth is, all gas appliances need to be serviced.
Here at Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service, we follow the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) recommendation and suggest that gas fireplace service be scheduled annually.
What Does A Yearly Gas Fireplace Service Look Like & What Does It Cost?
During a yearly service, the technician will clean all areas of the gas fireplace system and then run a gamut of diagnostic tests on the fireplace. These tests are designed to alert us to any safety concerns or usability issues, so that when we’re done, you’ll know just what your fireplace needs, if anything.
Here at Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service, we offer gas log service for $229. This includes the cleaning and the diagnostic tests mentioned above.
When Else Should You Schedule Service For Your Gas Fireplace?
Because your gas fireplace produces carbon monoxide — a toxic gas — it’s important that you also schedule service whenever you notice any changes or problems with fireplace performance. If something’s not working correctly, your risk for carbon monoxide exposure is increased.
Some of the most common problems customers face with gas fireplace appliances include:
- The fireplace will not light.
- The fireplace will not stay lit.
- The pilot will light but the main burner will not light.
- The unit is not efficient.
- Soot is built up on the logs and on the glass of the fireplace.
If you experience any of the above frustrations or any other problems or issues with your gas fireplace, don’t wait for your annual service appointment. Give Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service a call.
We offer all kinds of gas service and repairs for hearth appliances, and our technicians can get to the bottom of things fast.
Worried about costs?
We work hard to make our prices fair and affordable, without compromising our level of service or the quality of our work or parts. Some items can be fixed with a simple service at our price of $229. If replacements or repairs are needed, prices typically range from $250-$750.
How Can You Tell If You Have A Gas Leak In Your Home?
Although gas is naturally odorless, you’ll typically notice an odor if you have a gas leak in your home. The reason is that many gas companies add Mercaptan to the gas, which contains sulfur. This is done so that CO2 can be detected when a leak occurs.
Of course, we come to service appointments with gas leak detection devices and will check to make sure your air is free of this toxic gas, as well. And since we’re National Fireplace Institute (NFI) certified, we can fix gas leaks. However, not all sweeps have the necessary training, so be sure to do your research before hiring a company.
Do Plumbers Service Gas Fireplaces?
We get this question a lot, and the answer is, maybe some do? But unfortunately, plumbers are not usually certified to do so by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI).
Plumbers can check for gas leaks, but as far as gas fireplace service and repairs are concerned, it’s best to call on an experienced, trained, and certified chimney sweep, like the ones you’ll find at Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service.
Call Today For Reliable Gas Fireplace Service & Peace Of Mind
If your gas fireplace is having issues or you’d like to get annual service taken care of for the year, give us a call at 919-747-1859 or request an appointment here on our website. We serve all of the Raleigh/Durham area and we’re here to help, 5 days a week.