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We Can Repair Any Kind of Gas Fireplace in Oakville

Gas fireplaces make adding warmth to your Oakville home easy. Just move a switch or squeeze a button for instant heat.

They’re also fairly simple to use. Unlike their woodburning counterparts, there’s no need to add firewood or clean up ashes. But like any other natural gas systems, these fireplaces require routine tune-ups to help them run efficiently and avoid breakdowns.

When your fireplace won’t ignite or won’t stay on, the specialists at Abbey Air Service Experts can help. Use our step-by-step tips first. If your fireplace still isn’t running correctly, let us know. We can handle any brand. All of our technicians are NATE certified, which means they’ve completed rigorous education to better serve you. And all of our quality work is upheld 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 ignite. Take off the decorative piece beneath your fireplace to access its components.

  1. Is a breaker tripped? Check your home’s electrical panel and adjust breakers as needed.
  2. Is the gas flowing? Ensure the valve is in the “open” position.
  3. Is the pilot light on? If it has been extinguished, follow manufacturer instructions to relight it. Fasten the vent cap to halt drafts from putting it out.
  4. Pilot light turns on but won’t stay lit? There could be a problem with the thermocouple, a metal safety sensor that monitors gas flow.
  5. Pilot light stays on but fireplace won’t start? It could be the thermopile, a metal piece that transforms 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? Tweak the flame and vacuum the burners once they’ve fully cooled.
  • Grinding or shrieking sounds? Have Abbey Air Service Experts repair or replace the blower.
  • Odd smells? 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 get in touch with us immediately.

Cleaning Your Gas Fireplace

Cleaning your gas fireplace on a regular basis can help it heat more efficiently and avoid costly malfunctions. It may even help it work longer.

  1. Confirm your fireplace is completely cooled.
  2. Shut the gas off by rotating the valve to “off.”
  3. Take out the gas logs, inspect them for cracks and clean them with a soft-bristled brush.
  4. Remove the lava rocks, vacuum them separately and get rid of soot with the brush.
  5. Clean the internal parts of the fireplace with a vacuum hose attachment.
  6. Wipe down interior edges with a wet cloth. Use warm, soapy water to clean up dust or soot collections.
  7. Return lava rocks and logs in the same arrangement.
  8. Clean the glass housing with special fireplace glass cleaner and let it dry. Windex is not recommended as it can etch the glass or cause it to crack.
  9. If you have a vented gas fireplace, take a look at the outside vent and discard debris such as leaves or bird nests.
  10. Make sure your carbon monoxide detector is working appropriately.

Schedule Annual Maintenance Today

Once your fireplace is heating again, enroll in periodic tune-ups with us. These inspections can potentially catch issues before they develop. We’ll inspect your components for damage. We’ll also make sure there aren’t any leaks and that pressurization levels are right.