Fireplace Maintenance by Treat’s Heating & Cooling

Fireplaces offer comfort and are cozy on a cold night.  Some people use them as an additional source of heat and others for their primary source of heat.  Gas burning fireplaces usually result in very few worries about their safety and are no more dangerous as a furnace or heat pump as long as they are maintained on a regular basis.

Here are a few reasons that you should call Treat’s Heating & Cooling for maintenance on a regular basis.

Cracks: The firebox of your fireplace is where the combustion of fuel takes place.  It is usually made of fire brick because it can handle extreme temperatures.  Without regular maintenance and inspection cracks can start to form in the bricks and become a fire hazard. 

Odor: Dirty gas burners are a common reason that you may smell an odor coming from your fireplace.  A potentially dangerous reason could be a hazardous gas leak.  Although natural gas has no smell, gas suppliers often mix a chemical into the gas to give it a distinctive odor so leaks can be detected.  Call your natural gas provider right away if you think you have a leak.

Build-up: Creosote is the residue left over from burning wood and is a shiny black substance that appears on the bricks of the hearth and inside the chimney.  Creosote is highly combustible and can cause chimney fires.  If you think you have build-up it would be wise to have a repair specialist look at it.

Treat’s Heating & Cooling has been in business for over 40 years and has professionals that will help you with all your heating & cooling needs.  Call 360.825.0800 and make an appointment with a professional today!  360.825.0800

The Enumclaw, WA fireplace maintenance experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.