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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.

Wondering how to paint fireplace mesh or how to refinish an old fireplace screen? In our latest how-to video by the experts here at Fireplace Doors Online, see just how simple it is to paint a fireplace mesh curtain DIY-style! 

Outdoor fireplaces can be affected by weather's temperamental character, especially during the winter. With the arrival and duration of cold temperatures, the ground freezes, thaws, and then refreezes, causing the soil to shift and moving anything on top of it. Even if your outdoor fireplace is on a patio or concrete slab, this extreme temperature fluctuation can cause masonry to become unstable, crack, or crumble. What's a homeowner to do?? Read more about maintenance for your outdoor heating application and find out!

Suspect a gas leak? Questioning if your ball valve needs to be replaced? If you have a gas burning feature, now is the time to be proactive with some routine maintenance. Before the summer begins, it's a good idea to check for problems and get them taken care of. We have some helpful information on how you can detect a gas leak and when it's time to replace your quarter-turn ball valve!

Fireplace Doors Online clears the air and tells you how to tell the difference between vented and unvented gas logs! We'll talk about installing ventless gas logs in existing fireplaces, and answer the age old questions, "Do vented gas logs give off heat? Are ventless gas logs safe? Do vented gas logs smell?" Become a pro when it comes to gas fireplace logs with this informative article!

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!

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