We Can Repair Any Kind of Gas Fireplace in Houston

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

They’re also relatively easy to use. Unlike their woodburning counterparts, there’s no need to put in firewood or remove ashes. But like any other natural gas units, these fireplaces have to have routine tune-ups to help them run efficiently and avoid breakdowns.

When your fireplace won’t light or won’t stay lit, the professionals at Church Services can help. Use our easy-to-understand hints first. If your fireplace still isn’t working like it should, contact us. We can take care of any type. All of our specialists are NATE certified, which means they’ve completed comprehensive instruction to better help you. And all of our outstanding work is supported 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. Remove the ornamental cover under your fireplace to access its pieces.

  1. Is a breaker tripped? Take a look at your home’s electrical panel and reboot breakers as needed.
  2. Is the gas flowing? Make sure the valve is in the “open” position.
  3. Is the pilot light on? If it has been extinguished, follow manufacturer instructions to rekindle. Fasten the vent cap to halt drafts from putting it out.
  4. Pilot light turns on but won’t stay lit? There could be trouble with the thermocouple, a metal safety sensor that controls gas flow.
  5. Pilot light stays on 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 have a suspicion there’s a problem with the thermocouple or thermopile, get in touch with us for assistance.

Fireplace is Making Odd Sounds or Smells

  • Rumbling or roaring noises? Adjust the flame and vacuum the burners once they’ve totally cooled.
  • Grinding or shrieking sounds? Have Church Services fix or put in a new blower.
  • Funny odors? Clean the fireplace’s interior and flue using the steps below. If you smell rotten eggs or burning wires, turn 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 regular basis can help it operate more efficiently and avoid costly breakdowns. It may even help it run longer.

  1. Make sure your fireplace is completely cooled.
  2. Switch the gas off by turning the valve to “off.”
  3. Pull out the gas logs, inspect them for cracks and clean them with a soft-bristled brush.
  4. Remove the lava rocks, vacuum them one at a time and wipe away 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 get rid of dust or soot accumulation.
  7. Put back lava rocks and logs in the same design.
  8. Clean the glass casing with special fireplace glass cleaner and let it dry. Windex is not recommended as it can scratch the glass or cause it to shatter.
  9. If you have a vented gas fireplace, examine the outside vent and discard debris such as leaves or bird nests.
  10. Check your carbon monoxide detector is working correctly.

Schedule Annual Maintenance Today

Once your fireplace is heating again, schedule regular inspections with us. These checks can potentially discover problems before they start. We’ll check your components for cracks. We’ll also double-check there aren’t any leaks and that pressurization levels are accurate.