Why is Southern Utah Fireplaces & Service the One to Call?
With over 20 years of experience in the fireplace industry servicing, repairing, and installing fireplaces, I have the knowledge to return your fireplace to its original working condition, most often without having to unnecessarily replace costly parts. Not only do we fix the problems ailing your fireplace but using high-tech equipment we make sure your fireplace is running as efficient and clean as possible.
To top it all off it will be our years of experience and expertise that comes out to your house - not just a random young and inexperienced employee.
Don't Just Assume Your Fireplace is Safe
All appliances require service or eventural replacement sooner or later - Your fireplace is not any different and yearly service will prolong the life of your fireplace and is considerably more affordable than having to replace your whole unit. It's also much safer.
Over time - fireplaces accumulate dirt, dust, rust, spiders, bugs, flying ants, and all sorts of surprises; the critters and dirt usually start out as minor issues but are often the source of serious damage and unsafe operating conditions that you can't see. Regular service will help keep you safe while lengthening the life of your fireplace.
We have found that very few Fireplace owners are aware that their fireplace manufacturer strongly recommends yearly service by a certified professional.
Is Carbon Monoxide Really a Concern in My New Fireplace?
The gaskets that keep your glass door sealed break down and compress over time, eventually your fireplace will lose its seal. This creates a very unsafe condition which can allow carbon monoxide to leak into your home. When your furnace turns on, it can make this problem even worse by pulling exhaust around that loose seal and into the room. The gaskets need to be checked yearly to make sure they are sealing properly - if they aren't - they need to be replaced before using your fireplace again.
I have all too often come across new fireplaces that were not installed properly or the last person to open the glass neglected to secure it back on correctly. If your fireplace hasn't been serviced in the last year - call to schedule an appointment.
20,000 people a year are sent to the hospital emergency room to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning - 400 of them never come home. Read the following article from the U.S. Fire Administration on the dangers of carbon monoxide.
Exposing an Invisible Killer
How do I know if my fireplace has ever been serviced properly?
If you've moved into a new home and have no idea of the previous service work that may have been done by either a well intentioned "do-it- yourself" homeowner or untrained technician, it's a good idea to not only have it thoroughly cleaned, but to have it checked for possible gas leaks and proper operation of the built-in safety features of your fireplace. Almost weekly I come across fireplaces that have had the safety features either "wired across" or removed from the system completely, make sure that doesn't happen to your family.
*** If you have any gas appliances in your home please invest in, at a minimum, two carbon monoxide detectors. Be sure to install one in your bedroom and change the batteries every six months.
See my blog for more educational articles on fireplace safety and operation.
Having Your Fireplace Serviced Each Year Could Help You Save Big $$$$$ on your Gas Bill.
Gas Fireplace and Pellet Stove Manufacturers Strongly Advise that your fireplace or stove be serviced by a qualified fireplace service technician each year.
Yearly Service can help save you from costly future repairs due to normal wear, tear and neglect, but it will also help save on fuel consumption by making sure that the fireplace is operating cleanly and at it's most efficient capacity.
The benefit of having your pellet stove or gas fireplace serviced by a licensed and certified professional is that a clean fireplace not only runs more efficiently, but it is much safer, will last longer, and of course, it will be so much more pleasant to look at.
Call Today and Find Out How You Can Do Your Part to Help Conserve a Critical World Energy Source - Natural Gas.