One of the benefits of a gas fireplace is how easy it is to maintain and use. However, you should still get a professional to come service it at least once a year. A professional inspection help your fireplace to work more efficiently, but it also is necessary to avoid potential hazards.
Ashbusters has been taking care of the gas fireplaces and hearth appliances in the Charleston area for years. You can trust us to service and repair your gas appliances properly. All of our technicians have been trained and certified as Gas Specialists by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). We would like to tell you more about this professional certification and what to expect from our gas service appointment.
What does it mean to be certified by the NFI as a Gas Specialist?
The NFI is founded in 2001 as the professional certification through the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Education Foundation. Its mission is to increase public fire safety by setting industry standards for residential fireplace appliances installers. Industry professionals can receive four different certifications: NFI Gas Specialist, NFI Woodburning Specialist, NFI Pellet Specialist, and NFI Hearth Design Specialist. To earn these credentials, one must pass a challenging examination. It covers all of the fundamentals of proper fireplace and hearth appliance installation safety and protocols, which include safety guidelines and clearances, combustion criteria, and fuel delivery issues.
What can I expect from a gas fireplace service visit from Ashbusters?
When our NFI Gas Specialists comes to your home for a gas fireplace service appointment, here are some of the things you can expect. They thoroughly check, inspect, and clean every component of your gas fireplace. This includes the pilot light, gas valve, gasket seal, logs, and burner. We also check the chimney to make sure no obstructions or other types of damage are causing problems. If we find any issues, we provide you with a fair and honest written estimate of the necessary repairs needed for your gas fireplace appliance.
Our NFI Gas Specialists are also certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), so you can trust us to service and repair your gas hearth appliances. Contact us at Ashbusters to schedule your annual inspection before you light your first fire this fall.