We Can Repair Any Kind of Gas Fireplace in Charleston

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

They’re also fairly easy to use. Unlike their woodburning counterparts, there’s no need to put in firewood or sweep up ashes. But like any other natural gas units, these fireplaces have to have regular maintenance to help them run efficiently and avoid malfunctions.

When your fireplace won’t ignite or won’t stay on, the professionals at Pardee Service Experts can help. Use our easy-to-follow tips first. If your fireplace still isn’t running correctly, let us know. We can handle any type. All of our specialists are NATE certified, which means they’ve completed in-depth training to better help you. And all of our excellent work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

Gas Fireplace Troubleshooting Tips

Fireplace Won’t Start

There could be a few explanations why your fireplace won’t turn on. Remove the cosmetic plate under your fireplace to access its pieces.

  1. Is a breaker tripped? Inspect your home’s electrical panel and reset breakers as needed.
  2. Is the gas flowing? Ensure the valve is in the “open” placement.
  3. Is the pilot light lit? If it has been extinguished, follow manufacturer instructions to relight it. Fasten the vent cap to stop drafts from extinguishing it.
  4. Pilot light turns on but won’t stay lit? There could be a problem with the thermocouple, a metal safety sensor that controls gas flow.
  5. Pilot light stays ablaze but fireplace won’t light? It could be the thermopile, a metal piece that converts heat to electricity to open the gas valve.

If you suspect there’s a problem with the thermocouple or thermopile, ask 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 Pardee Service Experts repair or put in a new blower.
  • Funny scents? Clean the fireplace’s interior and flue with the steps below. If you smell rotten eggs or burning wires, turn off the fireplace, get fresh air in your home and contact us immediately.

Cleaning Your Gas Fireplace

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

  1. Make sure your fireplace is totally cooled.
  2. Shut the gas off by spinning the valve to “off.”
  3. Take out the gas logs, inspect them for cracks and clean them with a soft-bristled brush.
  4. Extract the lava rocks, vacuum them one at a time and remove soot with the brush.
  5. Clean the interior of the fireplace with a vacuum hose attachment.
  6. Wipe down interior edges with a damp cloth. Use warm, soapy water to clean up dust or soot buildups.
  7. Return lava rocks and logs in the same arrangement.
  8. Clean the glass casing 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 get rid of debris such as leaves or bird nests.
  10. Check your carbon monoxide detector is working appropriately.

Schedule Annual Maintenance Today

Once your fireplace is heating again, schedule regular maintenance with us. These examinations can potentially discover issues before they begin. We’ll inspect your components for cracks. We’ll also make certain there aren’t any leaks and that pressurization levels are right.