We Can Repair Any Kind of Gas Fireplace in Pierre

Gas fireplaces make adding heat to your Pierre home simple. Just flick a switch or squeeze a button for direct heat.

They’re also fairly simple to use. Unlike their woodburning alternatives, there’s no need to use firewood or clean up ashes. But like any other natural gas equipment, these fireplaces require annual service to help them run efficiently and avoid failure.

When your fireplace won’t ignite or won’t keep burning, the professionals at Peitz Service Experts can help. Use our easy-to-understand tips first. If your fireplace still isn’t working like it should, 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 meet your needs. And all of our quality work is upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

Gas Fireplace Troubleshooting Tips

Fireplace Won’t Start

There could be several explanations why your fireplace won’t ignite. Take off the cosmetic piece below your fireplace to gain entry to its components.

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

If you suspect there’s a problem with the thermocouple or thermopile, contact us for help.

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 Peitz Service Experts fix or replace the blower.
  • Funny scents? Clean the fireplace’s interior and flue with the steps below. If you smell rotten eggs or burning wires, stop using the fireplace, ventilate your home and call us immediately.

Cleaning Your Gas Fireplace

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

  1. Make sure your fireplace is completely cooled.
  2. Turn the gas off by turning the valve to “off.”
  3. Pull out the gas logs, check them for cracks and clean them with a soft-bristled brush.
  4. Remove 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. Rub down inside edges with a moist cloth. Use warm, soapy water to remove dust or soot buildups.
  7. Replace lava rocks and logs in the same arrangement.
  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 crack.
  9. If you have a vented gas fireplace, take a look at the outside vent and remove debris such as leaves or bird nests.
  10. Check your carbon monoxide detector is functioning correctly.

Schedule Annual Maintenance Today

Once your fireplace is heating again, schedule regular inspections with us. These inspections can potentially discover trouble before they develop. We’ll check your components for cracks. We’ll also make certain there aren’t any leaks and that pressurization levels are correct.