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Safety & Maintenance

Fireplace Doors Online wants all of our customers to be able to safely use their fireplaces throughout the year.

We will help you learn how to best care for your fireplace, chimney, fireplace doors, and hearth.

Keeping your fireplace, chimney, and fireplace doors clean and maintained is extremely important for safe fireplace use. We have tips, tricks, and tutorials on how to best maintain your fireplace, as well as how to keep your home, children, and pets safe.

Our fireplace technicians have compiled the top 5 tips on how to best prevent a chimney fire when using your fireplace this winter. We'll help you out with these tips and some more safety information.

As the last few dog days of summer dwindle down, and the children rush off to school, the leaves will start to turn colors, and the temperatures will start to drop. When the crisp scent of Autumn pervades your senses, you might start to think about using your fireplace soon.  Fireplace Doors Online will help you to make sure your fireplace is ready for the winter season, by learning about your gas valve and how you can replace it, if needed.

Have you been considering getting a log lighter for your wood burning fireplace? We've compiled a list of the pros and cons to having a fire starter pipe in your fireplace to help you make your decision!

In just five steps you can transform your pre-fab fireplace from drab to fab! We provide instructions, product ideas, and even recipes for all-natural cleaners to help you out!

Fireplace Doors Online is all about style, performance, and safety when it comes to fireplaces. That's why we wanted to address a huge controversy: "Can I mount my TV over my fireplace?" While our first inclination is to say, "No! Absolutely not!", we didn't want to put tongue in cheek and overlook certain issues that apply to this situation. We're here to give you all the pros and cons, do and don'ts, and "if this then that" associated with this debate!

The heating season is winding down and you’re giving your wood or pellet stove its last thorough cleaning when – uh oh! You notice a small crack on the exterior housing. While this may seem alarming at first, it may not be as some of us my think. Take a deep breath and let’s evaluate the situation together.

Fireplace log lighters make lighting your wood burning fire easy.  Installing a log lighter, though, can be quite intimidating. We've got step by step instructions on how to install a gas log lighter for wood burning fireplaces. We even have a great infographic to help you visualize it all set up!  These are just basic instructions, since every house is different, but we hope you'll get the general idea of how to install a gas starter pipe to your fireplace with our helpful instructions!

You’ve come to the decision that switching your wood burning fireplace to a gas log set is what’s best for you, your family and your home. Great! It isn’t as simple as just deciding that’s what you want to do and buying the first pictured fire product you see, though. There are a lot of things for you to take into account and it isn’t just the aesthetics of a gas log set. What size works best for your fireplace? And, what kind of control system works best for you? Answering these questions before you order your gas log set can mean the difference between years of enjoyment and a mistake easily costing several hundred dollars.

There are many benefits to both ceramic and tempered glass. We'll help you figure out which type of glass you have in your fireplace, wood stove, fireplace insert, or whatever type of heating unit you own.  Safely replacing the glass in your heating unit is our top priority, and if after reading our information posted in our blog you still have questions, please feel free to call us and one of our certifed fireplace technicians will help you.

There are a few things on your yearly to-do list, doctors’ appointments, spring cleaning, or flipping your mattress. If you have a gas fireplace, cleaning the glass should also be on your yearly list. Proper maintenance is vital to the longevity of your fireplace.

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