Fireplace Preventative Maintenance

Annual service is crucial for ensuring the performance and longevity of your fireplace.

A family’s fireplace is the heart of the home! So many great conversations and great meals are shared around a fireplace during the winter months; fireplaces just naturally become a space to gather for many families. In order to enjoy your fireplace for years to come, it’s important to schedule annual maintenance inspections to keep it healthy and working well. Because we understand the value of a beautiful working fireplace, Team Harding has you covered when it comes to everything fireplace maintenance and care.

The type of fireplace maintenance you’ll have to do will depend on the type of fireplace you have. For example, a wood burning fireplace or stove will require a comprehensive inspection and cleaning of the chimney and insert by a professional to ensure everything is safe and up to code. Similarly, a gas fireplace needs a professional annual inspection to ensure that the glass and frame is in good shape and that the ignition is in proper working order.

Why Annual Fireplace Maintenance?

Annual fireplace maintenance is essential to guaranteeing quality performance, reliability, and longevity from your fireplace. By booking an annual fireplace inspection and potential maintenance, you’re ensuring that any underlying issues with your fireplace will be found and fixed before they have the chance to become significant, and any tune-ups that may need to be done will happen quickly, keeping your fireplace running good as new.

What To Expect During Your Fireplace Inspection

When our experts come to your home to perform an annual fireplace inspection, they test every part of your fireplace to ensure it’s running properly and safely, they also look for early signs of failure and potential carbon monoxide leaks in the home. 

When our experts are inspecting your fireplace, you can expect them to: 

  • Perform an overall visual inspection of your fireplace
  • Clean the firebox and glass
  • Clean the fire logs
  • Perform ember reconstruction
  • Inspect the burners for wear and cracks 
  • Clean and inspect the pilot assembly 
  • Check the overall electric components including:
    • The controls 
    • The thermostat 
    • The wall switches
  • Visually inspect the blower motor fan (if applicable)
  • Check the flame characteristics and colour 
  • Relight the pilot light
  • Ensure all safety functions are working properly
  • Check for gas leaks around connections at the fireplace 
  • Ensure that no carbon monoxide is leaking into your home 
  • Perform an overall check on all fireplace functions 
  • Perform a full safety check

Schedule Fireplace Maintenance

Our experts will take the time and the effort to make sure your fireplace is safe, working well, and looking good. If you’re looking for fireplace maintenance in Ottawa to prepare your home and your fireplace for the winter, look no further than Team Harding! 

Harding The Fireplace has Ottawa’s fireplace needs covered with over 4,500 square feet of retail showroom stocked with the brands you know and love. Our knowledgeable staff is here to work with you to find quality products that suit your lifestyle.

When looking to book fireplace maintenance, trust the experts at Harding The Fireplace!

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