Gas Fireplace Repair in MD, DC & VA
Gas fireplaces are cozy additions to any home or business. They’re low-maintenance and easy to operate, and they provide efficient space heating. However, as with any gas-burning appliance, they may break down occasionally.
That’s when you call Chimney.com. We are fully licensed and insured to provide gas fireplace repair in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Our job is to help keep your building warm and safe with the highest quality services available.
Contact us to request gas fireplace repair today.
Why Do Gas Fireplaces Break?
Here are some reasons why your gas fireplace may stop working, along with potential ways to fix it:
- Tripped circuit breaker: Some gas fireplaces need electricity to power on. Check your breaker box and reset any tripped breakers you find.
- Improper thermostat settings: The thermostat may simply need an adjustment. See if the fireplace will turn on by raising the setting higher than the current temperature in the room.
- Old batteries: Some gas fireplaces have a battery-powered remote and receiver located behind or next to the gas logs. Try changing them to see if this resolves the problem.
- Blown out pilot light: Older gas furnaces use a continually burning pilot light to ignite the burner. If this goes out, relight it to restore functionality.
- Faulty gas valve: Check the firebox or the wall or floor near the fireplace for a gas valve. It must be open and in the “on” position to allow gas to flow to the fireplace.
- Propane tank trouble: If your fireplace gets fuel from a propane tank, make sure the knob on the tank is on and delivering gas. If that doesn’t work, you may need to refuel the tank.
- Gas line problems: Is this the first fire of the year? Make sure the gas is turned on. You may also need to hold down the pilot button or knob to “bleed the line.” This gets air bubbles out of the gas line if it hasn’t been used in months.
Signs You Need Gas Fireplace Repair
You know it’s time to call a gas fireplace repair company if you spot any of these signs:
- Strange odors: If your fireplace is new, off-gassing could produce an odd smell as factory paints burn off. This is harmless. However, if the odor resembles rotten eggs, this could signal a dangerous natural gas leak. Shut off the fireplace, open the windows for ventilation, and call your utility provider, followed by a fireplace repair company.
- Unusual noises: Beware of rumbling, roaring, grinding, or shrieking noises. These could signal issues with the pilot light, burner, or blower.
- Soot buildup: Excessive soot is a sign of poor airflow, an obstructed chimney, an improperly arranged firebox, or a clogged burner. All of these issues require professional repair.
- Cloudy glass: Hard mineral buildup can turn the fireplace glass white over time. If this happens, a thorough cleaning should fix the problem. Rest assured that condensation on the glass as a fire gets going is normal and no cause for concern.
Contact Chimney.com for Gas Fireplace Repair in MD, DC & VA
When you need reliable gas fireplace repair, it’s important to find a qualified contractor for the job. You’ll quickly find that not all fireplace repair companies are created equal.
At Chimney.com, we are licensed by WSSC, making us the one of the only chimney companies in Maryland with this distinction. A license from WSSC is required to reline furnace flues or perform services on gas appliances, including fireplaces. We promise to complete your repair on time and within budget, using only the highest quality replacement parts available. We also guarantee our work and can provide numerous references upon request.
To schedule gas fireplace repair in your home or business, please contact Chimney.com today. We have served the MD, DC, and VA area since 1989.
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