With a gas fireplace, you don’t have to worry about soot and grime building up in your chimney. But this does not mean that you don’t need to worry about your chimney at all. You should get your chimney inspected and cleaned annually for fireplace safety, even with a gas fireplace. There are several reasons to do so.
Bird Nests and Other Debris
During storms and the cold months of winter, it is possible that your fireplace becomes a haven for birds and other small animals. An annual inspection and cleaning of your fireplace will prevent this debris from falling into your gas fireplace while it is in use. You may also get debris such as fallen leaves, twigs, and other plant matter in your chimney during the fall or storms.
It is rare, but sometimes your chimney could develop structural problems over time. It is important to have an annual inspection of your chimney to make sure that it is going to continue functioning properly with your fireplace. The flue and all components of the gas fireplace should also be inspected annually to ensure safety while burning.
If you have always wanted a fireplace in your home, consider a gas fireplace. Chimney inspections and cleanings for gas fireplaces are much less troublesome, dirty, and expensive. Contact us today to learn about your options for a gas fireplace in your home.