Importance of Fireplace Maintenance
The weather is slowly starting to get cooler. While the days might still be warm with the sun shining down, in the evening, many people are starting to pull out the heavy blankets and closing windows. Soon, the roar of fireplaces will fill neighborhoods as homeowners look to take the chill out of the crisp autumn air. But before the first fire is lit, make sure you have undertaken the proper fireplace maintenance and cleaning to have a safe and healthy winter cozying up beside a roaring fire.
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.
An electric fireplace requires a far less rigorous yearly inspection. Most of the time the homeowner can look over the unit to ensure that everything is in working order. Replacing bulbs, inspecting the exterior and cleaning the fan are usually the three main things that should be done every year.
The winters in Ottawa can be bitter cold, and many people turn to their fireplace to keep them warm and comfortable throughout the coldest months of the year. Before the temperature plummets and you light the first fire of the season, take the time to have your fireplace serviced and inspected.
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