• The Homeowner’s Guide to Cleaning a Gas Fireplace

    The Homeowner’s Guide to Cleaning a Gas Fireplace

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    gas fireplaceOne of the benefits to a gas fireplace is that they require less cleaning and maintenance than a wood-burning unit.  Homeowners can still enjoy a warm fire without having the burden of frequent upkeep.  But gas fireplaces still need some general care in order to work and function properly.
      
    Here is a step-by-step checklist to cleaning your gas fireplace.

    Step 1:  Turn the Gas Off – Before working with the fireplace, make sure the gas line to it is turned off and the unit is cool.

    Step 2:  Clean the Glass Doors – If possible, remove the doors from the unit.  Using a non-ammonia-based cleaning solution and a damp cloth, wipe both the inside and outside of the door removing any buildup.  Allow glass to completely dry before placing back in.

    Step 3:  Vacuum the Vents – Clean and vacuum the fireplace vents.  Remove dust or other debris that may prevent proper airflow from the unit.  A paint brush or other small tool can be used for dusting in delicate areas such as gas logs.

    Step 4:  Check Position of Logs – Gas logs rarely need to be replaced but they should be inspected to ensure that they are in their proper position. 

    Taking the time to perform some basic maintenance on your gas fireplace is important to ensuring the safe use of it within the home.  If the unit is experiencing issues beyond your expertise, contact Lindemann Chimney Service to schedule an in-home visit.  Our technicians can inspect your fireplace and diagnose the problem while offering a solution that fits your needs and budget.
     
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