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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.

Fireplace Doors Online has some easy tips to help you with the proper cleaning and care of your gas log lighter! When the bonfire season has come to an end for your backyard fire pit, it is wise to make sure that ash buildup and soot is removed from your log starter. This ensures a well-running device that will continue to be safe to operate in your home!

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!

Copper is a beautiful and durable material. We love the fact that so many of our outdoor products are fabricated from this brilliant metal. Over time, with constant exposure to the environmental elements, the natural oxidation process will encourage an aqua-tinged patina to form on the surface of your copper feature. A lot of our customers love the old-world look that this coating exudes. However, there are also those that prefer the shimmery, auburn appearance that this metal is known for. In order to restore copper to its original sheen and maintain its gorgeous look, simply utilize some everyday "staples" that you probably have inside your pantry or fridge! 

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.

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