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Gas Fireplace Maintenance in Montgomery County

A gas fireplace adds ambiance and interest to your home, yet without regular maintenance, that fireplace can be more of a detriment than a benefit. Gas fireplaces burn cleaner than wood-burning options, but that doesn’t mean that they can be completely ignored—especially after a long winter. Routine maintenance will help your gas fireplace give you years of reliable use, and James A. Wheat & Sons can help!

If your gas fireplace needs an annual maintenance check, call James A. Wheat & Sons today!

Self-Maintenance for Gas Fireplaces

Because of the clean-burning nature of gas fireplaces, some maintenance tasks may be handled on your own. Here are just a few:

  • Every month, clean the glass on your fireplace on both sides with glass cleaner to prevent it from becoming cloudy or permanently damaging the quality of the glass.
  • Check inside the unit monthly for dust or spider webs, and clean as needed.
  • Check the door to ensure it fits securely.
  • Check the gasket to see if it’s cracked or missing pieces. If it is, get professional service to replace it immediately.
  • Check the outside vent to see if it’s blocked by debris or bird nests, if your system has one.

These are things you can do every month to ensure a long lifespan of comfortable fire from your system. If you find any major problems during this monthly check, give James A. Wheat & Sons a call for gas fireplace service.

Professional Gas Fireplace Maintenance Services in MD & DC

While there are some things you can maintain on your own, it’s always best to have any item in your home that runs on gas thoroughly inspected by a trained professional at least once per year. During this process, a maintenance professional will check for blockages, leaks, and other problems while thoroughly cleaning the system to keep it in top condition. Regular maintenance protects your family’s health and also ensures a full season of great service from your fireplace.

In addition, if a problem is found at the maintenance check-up, the technician will be able to fix it right away—possibly saving you from a major breakdown in the future. We recommend scheduling a maintenance inspection at least one time per year.

Why Choose James A. Wheat & Sons?

James A. Wheat & Sons, Inc. is a family-owned and locally operated business that has been serving residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Montgomery County, Maryland and Washington, DC since 1978. For two generations, our HVAC company has been striving to provide plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services that exceed your expectations.

Customer service, professionally trained employees, and hard work are the reasons our customers continue to use our company for all of their heating, cooling, and plumbing needs.

Schedule Gas Fireplace Maintenance in MD or DC

If your fireplace hasn’t been inspected in a while, it’s probably best to request service from a gas fireplace professional. Call today to schedule a gas fireplace maintenance appointment in Washington, DC and Maryland and extend the life of your system.