During the winter, your fireplace is the heart of your home; so much warmth, conversation, and family memories come from your fireplace. At Team Harding, we pride ourselves in being experts on everything fireplace including fireplace installation, repair, and maintenance. Our team of expert technicians is ready to identify, diagnose, and repair your fireplace as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible. We’re proud to offer repair, service, and maintenance on all types of fireplaces, regardless of if the unit was purchased from our store.
Professional & Certified Technicians
Leave It To The Professionals
When your fireplace is showing signs of damage or breakdown, the best-case scenario is to have a team of professional and certified fireplace technicians on your side. Our technicians will clean, inspect, diagnose and repair your fireplace so it’s working as well as the day it was installed.
Do Not Attempt To Repair Your Fireplace Yourself
Even the best and most well-cared-for fireplaces can experience the occasional breakdown or damage due to wear and tear. If you’ve noticed issues with your system, do not attempt to repair it yourself. Attempting fireplace repair when you are not a certified technician can result in further damage to your unit, and most importantly can cause a risk to your health and safety.
Make Sure the Gas is On
Even if you don’t regularly turn the gas off, we always recommend homeowners check to ensure it’s on. There are a number of ways the gas could have been inadvertently turned off and not everyone thinks to check that it’s in the correct position.
If you’re having problems with the blower, check the breaker and see if the fireplace one is tripped. While gas fireplaces don’t need electricity to operate, the fan and blower do require power. When these parts of a fireplace stop working, many people don’t remember to check the circuit breaker.
Check the Batteries
If you’re using a remote to control the fireplace, it could be a problem with the remote—not the actual fireplace. Remote batteries need to be replaced from time-to-time, which could be a quick and easy fireplace troubleshooting solution.
If the above fixes don’t solve the problem, you could have an issue with the burners, fan or pilot light. When it comes to fireplace troubleshooting inside the actual system, we recommend contacting a professional to prevent injury or further damaging the system.
If you are in need of urgent fireplace repair please call (613) 831-2257
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Gas Fireplace FAQs
Can I Clean White Stains On My Fireplace Glass With Windex
No, you can’t remove the built-up white residue on your fireplace glass with Windex or any other regular household cleaning product. This common residue can only be removed with a special fireplace glass cleaner made specifically for the task.
How Often Should I Have My Fireplace Serviced?
In Ontario, all fireplaces should be inspected by a certified expert at least once a year.
How Much Does Fireplace Repair Cost?
There is not a set cost for fireplace repair because every fireplace is different and every repair is unique. At the beginning of your repair appointment, once the issue has been diagnosed, our technicians will give you a cost quote including repair, labour, and parts.
Do I Need To Keep My Fireplace Pilot Light On During The Summer?
While keeping your fireplace pilot light on during the summer is not completely necessary, choosing to do so will help reduce wear and tear on your fireplace’s pilot assembly.
Gas Fireplace Safety Tips
While a gas fireplace can be a wonderful addition to your home, it still must be treated with serious caution and respect. A gas fireplace is still a fireplace: it emits heat and must be cared for and treated appropriately. Here are a few of our experts’ gas fireplace safety tips.
- If you smell gas, turn off your fireplace and call your natural gas distribution company immediately
- Never leave your fireplace unattended during operation
- Always read and adhere to manufacturer instructions on how to start up and safely use your fireplace
- Keep children and pets away from the fireplace
- Although not wood-burning, gas fireplaces still emit a lot of heat which can be harmful when touched
- Keep the area around your gas fireplace clear for at least a three-foot radius
- For extra protection add a small barrier or safety screen to your fireplace