With the cooler months upon us, you may be getting ready to use your fireplace, if you haven’t already. Your fireplace likely sat empty for months. And if you didn’t do any maintenance before using it this winter, you may be noticing some signs that it needs to be serviced. It is never too late in the year to get service done to your fireplace and chimney. Here are three signs you need service.
If you are noticing an unpleasant smell from your fireplace, it could be a number of issues. You may have debris in your chimney that is heating up and causing an odor. If you have a gas fireplace, you could be smelling a gas leak. Electric fireplaces could have faulty wiring. You should never ignore any unpleasant or out-of-place odors from your fireplace.
It’s Been Awhile
If it’s been awhile since your fireplace was serviced, you might want to consider it for general maintenance. Your gas or electric fireplace will last longer if you keep it well maintained and serviced. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, you should have your chimney swept and basic maintenance done at least once a year. Gas and electric fireplaces need less frequent maintenance. But if you haven’t been serviced in two or three years, it is probably time.
If you have a gas or electric fireplace, the flame could be uneven or interrupted if your fireplace needs service. These issues are best diagnosed and repaired by a licensed professional.
If you need to have your fireplace serviced, it’s never too late in the season. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a fireplace cleaning and service.