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Gas Fire Place Installation and Repair
At Culler Plumbing Services, we are proud to say that we are East Illinois’ all service plumbing company. That means that we are equipped to handle ALL of your plumbing needs. Our expert plumbers can do so much more than just break up clogs and fix pipes; we are your one-stop-shop for any and all plumbing services you need. As your go-to plumber in the East Illinois area, we are proud to say that in addition to all of the other incredible services we offer, we can also keep your family warm and toasty all winter long with gas fireplace installation.
There’s no doubt about it, wood fireplaces are great, but they can be high maintenance. They are difficult to clean and frustrating to light, not to mention the smell that lingers on your clothes and in your hair. Luckily, Culler Plumbing Services has a solution for you. Say goodbye to all of that work and frustration, and say hello to cozy and consistent heat whenever you want it with a reliable gas fireplace! Our plumbers have years of experience when it comes to working with natural gas lines, and no other company is better equipped to install your new gas fireplace. With our help, you won’t have to second-guess our work, you can just sit back, relax, and let the heat from your new fireplace surround you like a blanket.
Do you want to start enjoying the luxury of a fireplace in your home without all of the work and hassle? If so, it is time for you to look into getting a gas fireplace installed. Contact Culler Plumbing Services today to get your fast and free estimate!
Benefits of Installing a Fireplace
At Culler Plumbing Services, we are big fans of gas fireplaces as a feature in residential homes as well as commercial buildings. Here, in Metro East Illinois, we are lucky to have fairly mild winters, with very few days falling into the “frigid” category. However, our winter/cloudy season begins around Halloween and doesn’t let up until early spring, leaving us all yearning for the warmth of sunshine. A fireplace is a great option to provide warmth, light, and a crackling glow that makes winter seem a bit more comfortable.
Many people in the 21st Century are turning to gas fireplaces rather than coal or wood-burning fireplaces, mostly because they are easier to manage, safer, and can even be installed in multi-living space areas. We won’t even speak about electrical fireplaces here, because there is actually no fire, and is just a fake alternative in places where gas or wood-burning fireplaces are not allowed. Why gas, you may ask?
- Quickly warms area around the fireplace without using central heating
- Easy to turn on and put out — just flip a switch!
- No cleanup or ashes
- No radiating smell
- Fuel efficient — nearly a 90% energy-efficient rating!
- Virtually no pollution
- Relaxing ambiance
- Increase home value
At Culler Plumbing Services, our local plumbers can go on and on about how every Metro East Illinois home should have a fireplace to reduce reliance on HVAC systems, create a comfortable ambiance, and to provide a mantle for families to gather around, but we will spare you. If you are interested in installing a gas fireplace in your home or commercial office or building, contact us. Your local plumbers can handle all of your natural gas line needs. Contact us to schedule your evaluation and installation today.
Common FirePlace Issues and What Culler Plumbing Can Do
As with any other appliance in your home, your gas fireplace is not exempt from experiencing some issues. Since natural gas can be dangerous if it is misused, it is wise to call your local plumber to handle any gas line repair rather than fixing it on your own. Here is a short list of some of the gas fireplace issues we encounter and what our trusted plumbers can do about it.
If you ever smell natural gas in your home, do not attempt to adjust or fix your fireplace, immediately turn off the gas at the gas valve and call your emergency plumber at Culler Plumbing Services.
The fireplace will not turn on.
Any gas appliance may refuse to turn on from time to time and this can be due to a closed gas valve or a problem with the natural gas supply. These are both relatively easy fixes.
If your gas fireplace has a pilot light, it may simply need to be relit — always consult your manufacturer’s instruction manual.
Thermopile sensor failure.
A thermopile is a sensor that generates the voltage necessary to ignite the natural gas to light the fire. If it is faulty or does not have a good enough connection, it won’t light the fireplace.
If there is soot build-up, a smell of natural gas, or an oddly burning flame, it could be an airflow or gas flow problem. If there is not enough air and too much gas, whether because airflow is disrupted or there is too much gas flowing, it will throw off the balance and result in soot build-up, a gas smell, or a flickering flame. Contact your local plumber to adjust the airflow, which may require a mixing valve.
It is a good idea to have a routine inspection of your gas fireplace to ensure it is operating correctly and safely. If your gas fireplace is experiencing any issues or it has been more than three years since your gas fireplace has been serviced, contact the plumbers at Culler Plumbing Services to schedule your services.