Gas Appliance Maintenance

Is your fireplace and chimney ready for the fall burning season? You can prep your fireplace for fall with this checklist!

| Gas Appliance Checklist |

☑️ Remove all combustible items from around the appliance

☑️ Clean dust and dirt from the outside of the appliance

☑️ Install a carbon monoxide detector or properly test an already installed detector

☑️ Make sure all members of the home our knowledgeable about the safety risks and proper directions on how to use the appliance

☑️ Call a CSIA certified sweep for an inspection and cleaning (this should happen annually before the first fire of the year)

☑️ If any repairs of replacements are needed, make those before using the appliance for safety precautions

| Gas Appliance Checklist |

☑️ Remove all combustible items from around the appliance

☑️ Clean dust and dirt from the outside of the appliance

☑️ Install a carbon monoxide detector or properly test an already installed detector

☑️ Make sure all members of the home our knowledgeable about the safety risks and proper directions on how to use the appliance

☑️ Call a CSIA certified sweep for an inspection and sweeping (this should happen annually before the first fire of the year)

☑️ If any repairs of replacements are needed, make those before using the appliance for safety precautions

You and other homeowners are ready to start up your gas furnace and fireplace as temperatures begin to drop. We don’t blame you!

That being said, you want to make sure your appliance is ready to go before turning anything on. Your system may be clogged or have some built up residue that needs to be addressed. Along with that, your CSIA certified technician may notice that some of your chimney parts need to be replaced, and/or fixed before anything is put to use. All of these issues lead to some potentially dangerous situations for your home and family, one of which includes exposure to carbon monoxide.

You can go through this checklist to make sure your appliance is safe before that first fall fire.

If you have any questions on the checklist or what a CSIA certified sweep should look for in their inspections, give us a call! We know that your home and family are important to you, and we take pride in providing service you can trust. Clean Sweep Anne Arundel County is dedicated to educating our customers in an effort to promote chimney and venting performance and safety.