Fireplace Repair In St. Catharines, Burlington & Oshawa
Many homes in the Burlington, Oshawa, and St. Catharines areas are equipped with gas fireplaces, one of the nicer amenities that you can have during the cold Canadian winters. Furthermore, gas fireplaces are available as direct vent, insert, and gas log models. No matter what type you have in your home, BriskAir Furnace and Air Conditioning can install, maintain, and repair each type. When you are experiencing problems with yours, we can quickly identify what is causing the issue and recommend the right repair solution so that you will have a comfortable, warm home again.
SAFETY , INTEGRITY, AND LONGEVITY
You and your family should have peace of mind knowing that your fireplace is always working properly, but more importantly, you should know that it is operating as safely as possible. The best way to ensure the safe, efficient operation of your fireplace is with regularly scheduled preventative maintenance, something that many homeowners fail to do. Our trained fireplace repair technicians can also ensure the integrity of its warranty and extend the lifespan of the appliance as well.
SIGNS INDICATING THE NEED FOR REPAIR
As with any other gas powered appliance in your, Oshawa, or St. Catharines home, it’s fairly obvious when your fireplace is not working properly such as when it’s making unusual noises or you’re not getting a sufficient amount of heat. However, there are other times when a problem is less conspicuous. That’s when you want to contact BriskAir Furnace and Air Conditioning to identify the problem and correct it. Here are a few signs that indicate the need for service and repair :
- Build-up of soot – if you have an unvented gas fireplace it will still produce fumes that could ignite. But because they burn cleanly, venting is not required. However, if you notice that it is producing soot, this is usually a sign of trouble that could be attributed to a few different issues. Either way, you should contact us immediately.
- Difficulties re-lighting the pilot light – normally this isn’t a big deal, unless you’ve been having difficulties re-lighting it. This may be a problem that only a skilled fireplace repair technician can fix such as the gas thermocouple.
- You’re smelling gas – this may indicate the need to relight your pilot light. But if you still smell gas after seeing that the pilot is lit, you should do the following:
- Call your gas or utility company IMMEDIATELY!
- Shut off your fireplace and the gas feed line to it
- Shut off any furnaces or stoves as they can spark
Each of these issues constitutes a major safety hazard and the lack of immediate action on your behalf could pose a serious threat to you and your family.
Having a warm fire to relax in front of during the Canadian winter is a blessing for many homes in Ontario. However, you also want to ensure that it operates properly and safely. For more information about fireplace installation, maintenance, and repair, contact BriskAir Furnace and Air Conditioning today.