We all need a yearly physical exam to ensure that we are healthy, and your fireplace is no different. It also needs a regular annual inspection and cleaning to make sure that everything is functioning as it should. Your fireplace works hard during the year to keep your home warm and cozy, and it deserves a bit of attention after a long season. By checking in once a year, you make sure that you’ll catch any issues before they become serious, and you can fix them before they turn into a bigger problem. Having your inspection done before the winter begins can also give you peace of mind knowing that your fireplace isn’t going to give you troubles during the coldest days of the year when you need it the most.
Annual Fireplace Inspection
At New England Hearth & Home, we offer annual inspections on all types of fireplaces, including wood, electric, and gas. No matter what brand your fireplace or wood stove may be, we are happy to take a look and make sure you’ll be all set for the long winter. When one of our technicians comes to your home to inspect your system, the first step is looking at the exterior to ensure the glass is not chipped or cracked, and that the structure is in good shape. Next, we’ll check to make sure the interior is functioning properly. This varies from fuel type to fuel type, but for a gas fireplace, we will ensure the ignition under the log is lighting. For electric fireplaces we will check the heating element and the coils that produce heat. We will also check on your ventilation system before testing the fireplace for heat output.
Annual Fireplace Cleanings
In addition to inspecting your entire system, we’ll also thoroughly clean any debris and dirt that has accumulated in your appliance. When debris builds up it can block your ventilation, which is why a thorough cleaning at least once a year is imperative. Our knowledgeable technicians will also be able to detect any issues that may need repairs and bring them to your attention. An annual cleaning is highly recommended regardless of what fuel type your fireplace uses, whether it’s electric, gas, or wood!
Contact New England Hearth & Home
In addition to cleaning & inspection, we offer a wide range of fireplace products and services. To learn more about our fireplace services at New England Hearth & Home, give us a call today! You can also request a fireplace service right online.