We Can Repair Any Kind of Gas Fireplace in Boise

Gas fireplaces make adding heat to your Boise home simple. Just move a switch or press a button for direct heat.

They’re also quite easy to use. Unlike their woodburning counterparts, there’s no need to add firewood or remove ashes. But like any other natural gas systems, these fireplaces require annual maintenance to help them run efficiently and avoid malfunctions.

When your fireplace won’t ignite or won’t stay lit, the Experts at TML Service Experts can help. Use our easy-to-understand hints first. If your fireplace still isn’t working properly, give us a call. We can take care of any brand. All of our professionals are NATE certified, which means they’ve completed in-depth instruction 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 several reasons why your fireplace won’t turn on. Take off the cosmetic plate below your fireplace to get at its components.

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

If you have a suspicion there’s a problem with the thermocouple or thermopile, ask for service.

Fireplace is Making Odd Sounds or Smells

  • Rumbling or roaring noises? Adjust the flame and vacuum the burners once they’ve completely cooled.
  • Grinding or shrieking sounds? Have TML Service Experts service or install a new blower.
  • Strange odors? Clean the fireplace’s interior and flue with the steps below. If you smell rotten eggs or burning wires, shut off the fireplace, open windows in your home and get in touch with us without delay.

Cleaning Your Gas Fireplace

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

  1. Verify your fireplace is completely cooled.
  2. Turn the gas off by rotating the valve to “off.”
  3. Pull out the gas logs, check them for cracks and clean them with a soft-bristled brush.
  4. Clear the lava rocks, vacuum them individually and get rid of soot with the brush.
  5. Clean the internal parts of the fireplace with a vacuum hose attachment.
  6. Clean interior edges with a damp cloth. Use warm, soapy water to remove dust or soot buildups.
  7. Put back 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 corrode the glass or cause it to shatter.
  9. If you have a vented gas fireplace, inspect the outside vent and discard debris such as leaves or bird nests.
  10. Make sure your carbon monoxide detector is operating correctly.

Schedule Annual Maintenance Today

Once your fireplace is working again, book periodic inspections with us. These checks can potentially catch trouble before they start. We’ll inspect your components for cracks. We’ll also double-check there aren’t any leaks and that pressurization levels are correct.