We Can Repair Any Kind of Gas Fireplace in Dallas
Gas fireplaces make adding warmth to your Dallas home easy. Just flick a switch or squeeze a button for direct heat.
They’re also fairly simple to use. Unlike their woodburning counterparts, there’s no need to use firewood or remove ashes. But like any other natural gas equipment, these fireplaces need regular maintenance to help them run efficiently and avoid breakdowns.
When your fireplace won’t start or won’t stay on, the professionals at Levy & Son Service Experts can help. Use our easy-to-follow tips first. If your fireplace still isn’t running correctly, contact us. We can work on any brand. All of our professionals are ACE certified, which means they’ve finished rigorous education to better meet your needs. And all of our quality work is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
Gas Fireplace Troubleshooting Tips
Fireplace Won’t Start
There could be a couple of reasons why your fireplace won’t start. Remove the ornamental plate beneath your fireplace to get at its pieces.
- Is a breaker tripped? Check your home’s electrical panel and adjust breakers as necessary.
- Is the gas flowing? Verify the valve is in the “open” position.
- Is the pilot light on? If it is out, follow manufacturer instructions to reignite. Connect the vent cap to halt drafts from extinguishing it.
- Pilot light ignites but won’t stay lit? There could be a problem with the thermocouple, a metal safety sensor that controls gas flow.
- Pilot light stays lit but fireplace won’t heat? It could be the thermopile, a metal piece that converts heat to electricity to open the gas valve.
If you think there’s a problem with the thermocouple or thermopile, get in touch with us for assistance.
Fireplace is Making Odd Sounds or Smells
- Rumbling or roaring noises? Modify the flame and vacuum the burners once they’ve totally cooled.
- Grinding or shrieking sounds? Have Levy & Son Service Experts service or install a new blower.
- Odd odors? Clean the fireplace’s interior and flue with the steps below. If you smell rotten eggs or burning wires, stop using the fireplace, ventilate your home and call us without delay.
Cleaning Your Gas Fireplace
Cleaning your gas fireplace on a routine basis can help it heat more efficiently and avoid expensive breakdowns. It may even help it run longer.
- Verify your fireplace is totally cooled.
- Turn the gas off by spinning the valve to “off.”
- Pull out the gas logs, check them for cracks and clean them with a soft-bristled brush.
- Remove the lava rocks, vacuum them one at a time and get rid of soot with the brush.
- Clean the inside of the fireplace with a vacuum hose attachment.
- Wipe down interior edges with a wet cloth. Use warm, soapy water to clean up dust or soot accumulation.
- Replace lava rocks and logs in the same order.
- Clean the glass housing with special fireplace glass cleaner and let it dry. Windex is not recommended as it can scratch the glass or cause it to crack.
- If you have a vented gas fireplace, take a look at the outside vent and get rid of debris such as leaves or bird nests.
- Make sure your carbon monoxide detector is operating properly.
Schedule Annual Maintenance Today
Once your fireplace is working again, schedule periodic inspections with us. These examinations can potentially catch issues before they begin. We’ll test your components for fractures. We’ll also make certain there aren’t any leaks and that pressurization levels are accurate.