How To Prepare Your Fireplace For The Winter

As the cooler weather starts to set in, many homeowners are ready to get a nice warm fire going. But before you spark your fireplace, make sure that you have taken the proper precautions to ensure that your fireplace is operating efficiently and safely this winter.

Yearly Inspection & Cleaning  

You should have your outdoor or indoor fireplace inspected and cleaned by a professional at least once a year to remove any type buildup. At Croft Fireplace, we are known for providing the best fireplace designs in Summit County, UT, but we also offer fireplace service checks to ensure that your fireplace is running smoothly.

Keep An Eye Out

It is important to check that the pilot does not have any buildup on it. If it does, our team of experts will come out and make sure that it is clean and running properly. Efficiency is key with your fireplace! Some other things you may want to take into consideration are if your glass is clean, the burner control is functioning properly, and if the flame adjustment suits your needs. All of these factors work together to ensure that your fireplace remains in tip-top shape.

Check Alarms

Before using your fireplace, you should make sure that you replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Check your alarms to make sure they are in proper working condition and replace any alarm that does not work correctly. This simple task can save you in the future.

Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits

Similarly to indoor fireplaces, outdoor units need to be cleaned and inspected to ensure that the unit is safe for use. If you have a gas unit and you use accessories such as fire glass or fireballs, remember to clean them as well before using them. Don’t forget to cover your outdoor unit anytime you’re not using it to protect it from the elements. In the event a fireplace or fire pit is not covered, it can be at risk of rusting or deteriorating.

You want to keep your fireplace is the best condition possible and so do we. For more information on our fireplace designs in Weber County, UT, and the surrounding areas, contact us at 801-295-4141 (Bountiful) or 801-820-0919 (Salt Lake City).