The Importance of Fireplace Maintenance—Especially After a Cold Winter
It’s been a long, cold winter in Ottawa. While we still have a few more weeks of frigid weather ahead, spring is just around the corner! As you get ready to deep-clean your home, don’t forget to schedule your yearly fireplace maintenance and safety inspection.
Having a professional service technician inspect your fireplace is necessary to ensure that your fireplace is working safely and efficiently. Part of a yearly fireplace maintenance appointment includes checking for creosote buildup, performing safety checks and making adjustments to increase comfort.
Creosote is a byproduct of burning wood and is very flammable. A buildup can lead to a chimney fire, which is extremely dangerous. Regular maintenance will help ensure that creosote doesn’t build-up.
In addition to checking and cleaning creosote, a fireplace maintenance service call will ensure that everything is working safely. This includes ensuring that the firebox is clear of cracks, the damper is working, inspecting the burner, blower fan, pilot assembly and electrical circuits.
During yearly fireplace maintenance, a service technician can spot areas that need to be adjusted to ensure you’re enjoying the maximum comfort from your fireplace. This is also a time for you to ask any questions you might have or bring up any concerns you might have.
Fireplaces work hard to keep us warm during the cold weather and they require regular service to continue to be safe and efficient. Yearly fireplace maintenance can help ensure that everything is working as it should.
Remember, all types of fireplaces should have yearly inspections—not just wood burning ones.
To schedule your fireplace appointment—contact us today!
Harding The Fireplace has over 4,500 square feet of retail showroom space devoted to fireplaces and BBQs. We take the time to understand our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations!