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Caring For Your Fireplace

A fireplace is a coveted addition to every home, providing warmth, ambiance, and style to any space. A well-maintained fireplace can add resale value to your home and attract potential buyers when it comes time for you to move.

Caring for Your Fireplace

Read on to learn tips about caring for wood burning, gas, and ethanol fireplaces.

Wood Burning Fireplace

Wood-burning fireplaces create a build-up of dirt, ash, and soot over time. This leads to the interior of the fireplace needing to be cleaned regularly to maintain both its aesthetic appeal and burning efficiency. A large volume of this debris build up can become a potential fire hazard or create breathing problems for those inhaling the air.

Smoke that is emitted from a wood-burning fireplace should be carefully observed as it can present a possible danger. This is often caused by the accumulation of dirt in the chimney that blocks the necessary venting the fireplace requires. It can be resolved by checking the chimney cap and removing the debris. If left unchecked, a barricade in the cap could lead to the outbreak of a fire.

Gas Fireplace

In gas fireplaces, debris can often be found in the vents, the flue, and the chimney. This can include deteriorating logs, chipped glass, and residue from burning fires. An annual inspection of gas fireplaces by a professional is highly recommended.

During this yearly check-up, the technician will examine the interior and exterior of the fireplace ensuring the glass is in good condition, the framework is intact, the log set is not deteriorating, and the existing residue is cleaned. Perhaps most importantly, the technician should ensure both the connections underneath the fireplace and within the home’s carbon monoxide detectors are working properly. As with any appliance, a gas fireplace can become problematic if left unattended.

Ethanol Fireplace

Caring for an ethanol fireplace is simple as it requires no permanent or expensive connections to chimneys, gas lines, venting, electricity, or flues. Ethanol fireplaces burn clean, producing no smoke, ash, or soot, which eliminates many common concerns for fireplace owners.

The maintenance of ethanol fireplaces can be completed within minutes. Simply wipe the burner with a soft cloth dampened with warm water and soap, let dry, and refill with bioethanol fuel. Refilled with an environmentally-friendly fuel created from all-natural resources. no chemicals and toxins are released into the air and you can return to enjoying your dazzling fireplace almost immediately.

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About The Bio Flame
Since 2007 The Bio Flame has been creating unique, eco-friendly, ethanol fireplaces. Bio Flame designers and engineers have continued to set the highest standards of bio ethanol burning fireplaces in the industry with custom designs and record breaking innovations. The Bio Flame has gained great popularity amongst homebuilders, hotels/resorts and designers.
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