We Can Repair Any Kind of Gas Fireplace in Belleville

Gas fireplaces make adding heat to your Belleville home simple. Just move a switch or push a button for immediate heat.

They’re also relatively simple to use. Unlike their woodburning equivalents, there’s no need to use firewood or sweep up ashes. But like any other natural gas equipment, these fireplaces require annual maintenance to help them run efficiently and avoid breakdowns.

When your fireplace won’t light or won’t stay lit, the professionals at D & K Heating Service Experts can help. Use our easy-to-understand tips first. If your fireplace still isn’t working properly, give us a call. We can take care of any brand. All of our technicians are NATE certified, which means they’ve completed rigorous instruction to better serve you. And all of our excellent 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 ignite. Pull off the cosmetic piece below your fireplace to get at its pieces.

  1. Is a breaker tripped? Check your home’s electrical panel and adjust breakers as appropriate.
  2. Is the gas working? Ensure the valve is in the “open” setting.
  3. Is the pilot light burning? If it has been extinguished, follow manufacturer instructions to rekindle. Connect the vent cap to halt drafts from putting it out.
  4. Pilot light ignites but won’t stay ablaze? There could be an issue with the thermocouple, a metal safety sensor that controls gas flow.
  5. Pilot light stays lit but fireplace won’t start? It could be the thermopile, a metal piece that changes 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 completely cooled.
  • Grinding or shrieking sounds? Have D & K Heating Service Experts service or put in a new blower.
  • Strange smells? Clean the fireplace’s interior and flue using the steps below. If you smell rotten eggs or burning wires, turn off the fireplace, open windows in 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 pricey malfunctions. It may even help it run longer.

  1. Verify your fireplace is totally cooled.
  2. Switch the gas off by spinning the valve to “off.”
  3. Pull out the gas logs, examine them for cracks and clean them with a soft-bristled brush.
  4. Clear the lava rocks, vacuum them individually and wipe away soot with the brush.
  5. Clean the inside of the fireplace with a vacuum hose attachment.
  6. Clean internal edges with a damp cloth. Use warm, soapy water to clean up dust or soot accumulation.
  7. Return lava rocks and logs in the same order.
  8. Clean the glass covering with special fireplace glass cleaner and let it dry. Windex is not recommended as it can scratch the glass or cause it to shatter.
  9. If you have a vented gas fireplace, examine the outside vent and get rid of debris such as leaves or bird nests.
  10. Make sure your carbon monoxide detector is working properly.

Schedule Annual Maintenance Today

Once your fireplace is running again, book annual maintenance with us. These inspections can potentially discover issues before they develop. We’ll inspect your components for fractures. We’ll also make sure there aren’t any leaks and that pressurization levels are accurate.