Dirty set of gas logs we serviced in Raleigh NC

This year we were called to service a set of gas logs in rental property in the Morrisville  area condo.

The owner called due to complaints from new tenant the logs did not appear to be running right and was setting off the smoke detector when they were running and they would just shut off as well.  This is a vent free set of logs that usually do not set off smoke detectors unless they are dirty..and these were dirty..

 

The logs had not been used by the last tenant for the past 2ish years and in just looking at the amount of dust on everything in the firebox did not do a lot of cleaning.

all that white looking stuff is dust which can set off smoke detector when the log turn on and the dust is burning off.

 

Also the dust which get in the air meter hole on pilot can cause the pilot flame to think there is a problem with the oxygen content in the air and randomly shut off.  Most vent-free logs use a ODS, oxygen depleatation sensor,  in cause the log are use for a long period of time and the air become stale.

We gave the logs, burner, pilot, gas valve, and firebox a good cleaning, put everything back in correctly and started the logs up. They ran nice and did not set off smoke detectors. The owner and tenant were happy with our service.

We can help you give us a call at 919-772-8110

 

 

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  • Carl’s Corner

    Carl Newton: WolfPack Fan,
    Carolina Hurricanes Fan,
    Carolina Panthers Fan

    Summer is a time for picnic, fun at the beach and birds in the chimney. If you are having an issue with birds, please let them be till they are flying out of the chimney. We can come and clean the mess out, is there is a lot, and put a cap on to help prevent the return.

    ALso, if you had another chimney sweep company come out to clean or check your chimney and leave you with a report that says you need thousands of dollars worth of repairs please give us a call.

    A lot of the thing they "recommend" are to bring your chimney up to 2018 code standards which is not necessary unless you are doing major repairs on the chimney or it is being torn down and rebuilt.

    Carl

    PS, If you have gotten a quote for chimney repairs, ie.. you need a chimney liner -liner work, parging smoke chamber etc. or you have been told "you might burn your house down" stuff, that seem HIGH give us a call and let see what we can do for you.

  • Woodburning and gas burning fireplaces. Are they ready for winter.

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Logs ready to go.. If not or for a service give us a call.

    In a power outage a fireplace or gas logs may be your only form of heat so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up appt 919-772-8110

    have a good week
    Carl

    PS: if you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs.. GET ONE.. NOW... I recommend the combo CO / Smoke battery powered detectors at Lowe's Home depot or most hardware stores..

    If yours are over 10 yrs old replace it.. (there's a date on back) If there is not a date of manf on back GET rid of it.

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