Are you a new homeowner? Perhaps you have recently installed a new fireplace in your home? If so, it’s important that you know the basics of fireplace maintenance. Many homeowners are choosing gas appliances and stoves for the easy of use, low maintenance, and versatility they offer. Fire is fire, though. This means any home heat appliance requires a certain level of care and maintenance.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends annual inspections and cleanings for the safest and most efficient use of your fireplace. This annual maintenance should be completed by a certified professional. Also, be scheduled in a way that allows necessary repairs before burn season. Spring and summer is an ideal time for these types of appointments.
What to Expect at Your Annual Service Appointment
For masonry chimneys, a system inspection would include every component from top to bottom. This includes the interior of the chimney. Gas fireplaces often don’t use the chimney. However, still require an annual inspection to insure that all the other components of the system are intact.
During an inspection of your gas appliance your chimney sweep should:
- Change the batteries in your unit.
- Clean and inspect the unit.
- Clean and inspect the glass and all hinges, latches, and attachments.
- Inspect all electrical components.
When you schedule an annual service appointment for your gas fireplace, it may be the only time a professional gets a look at your system. It’s important not to put these appointments off.
Schedule a Service Appointment with Beach Stove and Fireplace
As a CSIA member, Beach Stove places our customer’s safety and comfort as top priority. We don’t want to leave your fireplace up to chance. That’s why we sell, install, and service the best gas products on the market. In fact, if you purchase your fireplace appliance or stove from Beach Stove and Fireplace, we extend you our preferred customer rate on annual maintenance for the NEXT THREE YEARS!
As a preferred customer, you receive a discounted rate (less $25) for annual maintenance appointments for three years after your purchase. To receive this $25 discount on your services you must schedule your annual maintenance during June and July, and you must have purchased your appliance or stove from Beach Stove and Fireplace. When you make this appointment you get a certified professional who cleans and inspects the system thoroughly, producing a report for your records, and putting together a repair plan for any damages found.
By scheduling your annual maintenance in June or July it insures that our technicians won’t be busy with installations or emergency calls, and will have time available to complete necessary repairs before burn season begins again.
Schedule your annual maintenance services now by phone or by visiting our showroom at your convenience!