Gas Fireplaces need yearly inspections in order to keep them safe and functioning at their optimum performance levels. Gas fireplaces burn clean and are very often overlooked when it comes to maintenance or cleaning, while it is true that gas fireplaces are both efficient and low maintenance they can become troublesome if ignored.
The inspection by a Licensed Gas Technician usually starts with a look at the exterior making sure the front glass isn’t cracked or chipped, the framework is still structurally sound and the logs aren’t deteriorating in any way.
The technician will remove the front and look at the interior gas ignition under the log structure and make sure it is lighting correctly. They will inspect the valves and connections underneath your fireplace or insert to make sure your fireplace’s heat output is correct and clean up any residue that has started to block any ports or vents. After this routine check, your technician should make sure you have working carbon monoxide detectors, and that you are aware of any repairs your gas fireplace may need.