It’s a common debacle with household “to-do” lists; you know you need to take care of something, but you only think about it when you’re utilizing the thing you need to take care of. A good example of this is the annual servicing of your fireplace. It probably crosses your mind that first chilly day in fall when you flip the switch or stack some logs in your hearth. But summer is a great time to get your fireplace serviced, as it’s not being used and often you can get the work done for less than during colder months.
Yearly servicing not only keeps your fireplace working correctly, it ensures everything is operating safely. Almost every major fireplace manufacturer recommends an annual inspection. Some of the things they’ll check include:
Cleaning and correctly positioning logs
Adjusting and cleaning pilot flame and/or igniter
Cleaning firebox and burn area
Touching up interior firebox paint
Dust, dirt and even spiders can also infect and clog up parts of your fireplace causing it to burn poorly or not at all. A proper inspection and cleaning will ensure your fireplace works to its proper potential when the time comes.
Fireside Home Solutions is the only company in the Pacific Northwest that requires all their technicians to be National Fireplace Institute Certified. Now through July 31st they’re offering a fireplace service special for just $159. Give them a call at 866.890.4473 or stop by one of their showrooms to schedule a servicing appointment and cross one more thing off your to-do list today.