The problem with fireplaces can be something dreadful to some but quite worth the effort when finished. That problem is how to clean it.
Gas fireplaces don’t require as much messy work as traditional wood burning fireplaces, which is something you can keep in mind if your considering purchasing one or replacing one. However there is some work involved.
Make sure that you turn off your gas that is attached to your fireplace. This includes the gas valve, the electrical ignitor and the pilot. Make sure when you are getting ready to clean it that it has at least cooled overnight. Don’t ever try to clean it while it is hot. The best way to clean it is to take the fireplace insert outside. Always check for any cracks. Use a damp cloth with no soap to clean the insert.
If you notice any problems whatsoever make sure to contact a professional especially if there is any wear around the valves. This could be very hazardous and it may be time to get a new one or see about some type of repair. Don’t try to repair your gas fireplace insert yourself. Always use a professional. You can get your regular vacuum cleaner and use your attachment to clean out the fireplace area. Make sure to get all webs and dust in the fireplace box.
You should be sure to always inspect the lines and valves to make sure there is no damage done to them. It’s time to put it back together if everything checks out okay. Then just do a 10-15 minute test burn to make sure everything checks out after it’s put together. So you’ll need to go through the steps of relighting the pilot and anything else that needs turned back on.
You should clean your fireplace at least every three months of burning it every night. In other words if you don’t burn it every night it can wait up to six months. It’s just important to keep webs and dust out. So if you get a lot of dust build up. You can do a quick clean. Just make sure everything is turned off. If you are more likely to just burn it occasionally you can wait a year.
Now it is very important to get professional cleanings and maintenance done on it every year, no matter how often you burn it. If you almost never burn it, then just keep up on the dusting for the next time you decide to burn it. Dust, dirt and webs can be hazardous to your fire box if you don’t keep up on it. Even if it doesn’t need cleaned you need to have a professional check the pilot and valves as well as the gas lines to make sure everything is working properly.
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