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Why Annual Gas Fireplace Inspections are Important 

How Your Professional Chimney and Fireplace Service Can Help 

One of the biggest advantages of a gas fireplace is that it burns very clean. However, it is unwise to assume that just because these units are incredibly low maintenance, they require no maintenance at all. 

An annual gas fireplace inspection will help you identify any potential safety hazards that may not always be visible to the naked eye. Work with our team of chimney sweep experts who can assess if your appliance is performing at its best so you can continue enjoying those warm, crackling fires over several winter seasons.  

3 Benefits of Annual Gas Fireplace Inspections

Regardless of whether you have a gas or wood burning fireplace, neglecting proper maintenance is an extremely unsafe practice. Here are 3 reasons why your gas fireplace requires an annual inspection:  

  1. Address Safety Concerns: Even though you don’t have to worry about creosote build-up with a gas fireplace, there may be other obstructions such as debris or an animal nest that prevents proper ventilation. Having your appliance checked for these potential hazards can save your entire system from being affected and stop the threat of harmful gases like carbon dioxide from leaking back into your home. 
  2. Assess Functionality: Gas fireplaces may be built to last but that doesn’t mean you can safely skip your annual inspection. Over time, features such as valves and connections may experience leaks. It is important that you address this issue immediately as this malfunction can lead to unexpected fires and explosions. An experienced professional can confirm if your appliance is running as it should or notify you about any impending repairs. 
  3. Clean Away Debris: While gas fireplaces may be easier to maintain than your traditional wood burning unit, they can still collect debris. For instance, if your fireplace has ceramic logs, these can deteriorate over time and end up clogging your vent. An annual inspection and cleaning will help you eliminate build-up and prevent carbon monoxide exposure. A professional technician can effectively clean out any residue left behind on the glass doors to keep your fireplace in sparkling condition for another year. 

Choose Elite Fireplace for all your fireplace and chimney needs. Call us at (610) 489-4274 today or contact us online to learn more about our services and products and a representative will be in touch soon.