381-8 Old Riverhead Road

Westhampton Beach, NY

Tel. 631-998-0780

Hours: Tues. - Thur. 9am to 3pm / Fri. 9am to 12pm (or by appt.) / Sat. - Mon. Closed

How to Clean and Maintain a Gas Fireplace

When your gas fireplace was installed, you should have gotten the low-down from the technician who did the installing. At the very least, you should’ve gotten the owner’s manual for your appliance. If you didn’t, or you just purchased your home with an already-installed appliance, don’t worry—the owner’s manual is likely online. It’s important to get as much information about your system as possible so that you can take care of it properly. 

Step 1: Get to know your gas fireplace

Either by reading your owner’s guide, or asking a professional, you can find out how to properly use, clean, and maintain your gas fireplace. It may be as simple as wiping it down with a cotton cloth monthly, or it may have a self-cleaning feature like an oven. You won’t know unless you look for yourself.

Step 2: Make a plan

Just as you should check the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors monthly,  you should plan to clean and check your gas fireplace. Clean the glass, dust around and beneath the log set, check hinges, connections, and clear the area of debris.

Step 3: Schedule professional maintenance

No matter how often you clean the visible portions of your fireplace, there is no replacing professional services that assess and clean the hidden portions of the chimney. Gas fireplaces release water vapors that may cause condensation in the flue. This condensation can lead to flue damage because of the high acid content of the water. The biggest problem with any chimney system, especially gas fireplaces, is neglect. When a gas fireplace and chimney system is neglected, it can result in water damage that can damage walls, masonry, paint, wallpaper, and more.

It’s important to us at Beach Stove and Fireplace that you aren’t just safe and comfortable, but also that you’re getting the most out of your gas fire appliance. Gas fireplaces are low maintenance, and many homeowners assume that also means “no maintenance”. It doesn’t. Not only will your homeowner’s insurance require annual maintenance of fire appliances, but it may also be required to maintain a product warranty. This can actually save you money by preventing damage, repairs, and keeping your products as efficient as possible.

Beach Stove and Fireplace sell some of the best products on the market, and we trust our installations to our sister company, Guaranteed Chimney Service. Guaranteed Chimney Service is licensed, insured, and CSIA certified. When a chimney sweep gets a CSIA certification, that means they are able to service all types of appliances, including gas.

Don’t spend another day wondering if your fireplace is safe. Let the professionals clean and maintain your gas fireplace today.  We can tell you how to continue to clean and maintain it tomorrow.

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace at 631-998-0780, visit our store, or contact us online.

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Our Location

Beach Stove and Fireplace is located on Old Riverhead Road between Montauk Highway and Sunrise Highway. From Sunrise Highway take exit 63 south, travel 1.2 miles and turn right at the 381 complex (just north of Gabreski Airport)