As the temperatures start to drop in the Phoenix area, you’ll want to make sure that your gas fireplace is ready to keep you warm. Now is the time to get your gas fireplace service and follow our other gas fireplace maintenance tips.
How Often Does A Gas Fireplace Need To Be Serviced?
If you frequently cozy up to the fire during the cold season, you should have your gas fireplace serviced at least once a year. On the other hand, if you rarely use your gas fireplace, having it serviced once every two, or even three, years is just fine. Either way, you should read your fireplace manufacturer’s warranty and maintenance recommendations, as they all require regular maintenance.
The best time to get your gas fireplace serviced is right before the temperature starts to drop. Doing this ensures you’ll stay warm all season long.
What Is The Lifespan Of A Gas Fireplace?
In general, a gas fireplace will last anywhere from 10 to 25 years before needing replacement. Some indoor gas fireplaces have lasted as long as 40 years with good upkeep and proper care.
Gas Fireplace Maintenance Tips
Taking care of your gas fireplace will lengthen its lifespan and keep you safe in your home. Follow these gas fireplace maintenance tips for the best results:
- Wipe down the glass. Cleaning your gas fireplace’s glass is more complex than it sounds. It requires dismantling your gas fireplace to take the glass out and clean it on both sides. You should always turn off the pilot line and gas valve before disassembling your gas fireplace.
- Clean the interior. Disassembling your gas fireplace allows you to do more than just wipe down the glass. You can use it as an opportunity to clean out the fireplace interior, too. Check any airflow sources and ensure they’re clear. You can also remove any dust build-up on the logs or floor.
- Check for damage. Over time the fake logs and rocks inside your gas fireplace can wear down, crack, or lose their color. Pay attention to your fireplace and regularly check for any signs of damage. If you do notice any cracking or discoloration, you’ll need to replace the damaged parts.
- Check the batteries on your carbon monoxide detector. Like any fireplace, a gas fireplace can pose a risk to your health and safety. By installing a carbon monoxide detector, you’ll significantly reduce any risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Make sure to check and regularly replace the batteries of your carbon monoxide detector to ensure maximum safety.
- Have a professional check your fireplace. While some gas fireplace maintenance can be done on your own, having a professional plumber service your fireplace is always recommended. A service involves checking and cleaning all aspects of your fireplace. They’ll also inspect your chimney and gas lines if necessary.
Schedule Your Free Gas Fireplace Service Estimate
Phend Plumbing is your local plumbing specialist in the Phoenix Valley area. With offices in Mesa-Phoenix and Gilbert, Arizona, our family-owned business has years of experience helping homeowners and businesses with all their plumbing needs. We offer up-front pricing and fast, professional work. Call us at 480-388-6093 or contact us online for a free estimate on your gas fireplace maintenance project.