These days, the majority of fireplaces are equipped with natural gas. If you have one, you know that the flick of a switch brings a cheerfully blazing flame to life. You also know that, unlike a traditional fireplace, you don’t have to deal with embers popping out of the firebox or spend lots of time starting the fire in the first place.

However, like any other appliance, gas-operated fireplaces need regular maintenance and occasional repair. When that happens, the professionals at Elite Chimney and Masonry can help. We’ve been serving clients in and around Chicago since 2010, and with more than two decades of experience, our team is the smart choice.

Over time, deposits of black carbon can build up. Not only does it cause discoloration, but the blockages can reduce the efficiency of the gas line system. As time goes on, materials like sand, vermiculite, and rockwool, which are the “glowing embers,” will need to be replaced. We can also deal with lines that are loose from the wall and improper lighting, along with ensuring you don’t encounter a gas leak. Corrosion and rust on the log lighter bar can also be an issue, as it allows your system to safely ignite and burn wood logs.

If your gas fireplace needs attention, we’re here to help. It’s recommended that the gas line to your fireplace be inspected and serviced on a yearly basis. For more information or to schedule a service visit, contact us online or by phone today.