Getting your fireplace ready for the winter season is important. Not only should you do any annual inspections before the winter season, but you should also give the fireplace a good cleaning.
Hiring a technician for the annual inspection is necessary, but there are also a few tasks you can complete on your own beforehand to ensure that your fireplace is good for the winter.
Wood fireplace sales have been consistent in Meed, CO since everyone loves the joy of having a wood fireplace brings. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, the fireplace and chimney will need to be inspected and cleaned before winter. A certified professional needs to come in and can handle both the inspection and the cleaning.
The simple tasks that you can complete before it starts to snow are, vacuuming ashes from the inside of the firebox, cleaning the glass door, checking the doors for proper operation, and a damper inspection must be done.
You also need to make sure that you have a clean, dry supply of wood throughout the season. If you use the wood fireplace or wood stove to heat your house, this is especially important.
A gas-burning fireplace is an extremely efficient way to heat your home during the winter. These fireplaces also need to be inspected annually to see if they’re working properly. A qualified technician will need to come in and inspect the ignition system, vents, the pilot light and the dampers.
If you do have a chimney for your gas fireplace, it needs to be cleaned out and the gas connections will need to be checked for tight seals.
These easy tasks you can complete before winter are the following, vacuum the firebox, remove all the dust and cobwebs, clean the glass door, check doors for proper operation, and clean the log set using a wet cloth.
Give Hi-Tech Appliance a call if you need any winter maintenance tips for your fireplace.