Pellet Appliance Cleaning
If you own a pellet burning appliance, you probably know how important it is to keep the appliance clean and operating at peak efficiency. Stoves that are neglected but used regularly eventually will become unsafe to operate as well as unreliable as parts will fail.
Fire N’ Stone of Tilton, NH installs pellet stoves and keeps them in great shape. We do this several ways through annual cleanings and inspections.
Pellet Heating Stove Cleaning
The burning of pellets creates a fine ash. Homeowners should vacuum out this ash twice per week to limit it being pulled into the blowers and venting which will limit efficiency. Thoughout the course of a heating season this excess ash will buildup in the blowers and vent systems.
This fine ash when left overtime will slow and weaken your blowers and can even clog the venting system leading to dangerous backups of smoke into the home as well as the stove itself ceasing to work.Because you don’t see the as it accumulates, it’s easy to forget about it as it continues to build.
Because a pellet burning stove operates by blowers it is imperative to have it serviced by a professional such as us annually. This service is a much more detailed service that requires the stove to be broken down and blowers pulled to ensure that ash is removed from all areas. This complete service (which is not just a sweep on the vent system) is recommended by all manufacturers to be performed annually to ensure the safety and efficiency of your pellet stove.
Our stove-cleaning technicians are designated through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) as Certified Chimney Sweeps. This designation means the individual has proven expertise in properly servicing all types of venting systems for home heating appliances including wood- and pellet-burning stoves.
Clearing Your Pellet Stove of Drafting Obstructions
In addition to the removal of ash, we also sweep your chimney. Depending on where you live and how your stove pipe is set up, obstructions could include leaves, twigs, falling fruit and other tree debris as well as the nesting material of very small animals who for some reason like getting into stove pipes and chimneys.
These obstructions can cause smoke and dangerous toxins such as carbon monoxide to back up into your home. Carbon monoxide is a particular concern as it is invisible and odorless yet is known to be potentially fatal to humans and animals.
When we clean heating stoves, we remove obstructions and ash from the vent pipe and clean the firebox as well. A thorough cleaning should be performed once a year to reduce the risk of fire and keep your pellet stove running safely and correctly.
Pellet Stove Inspections & Repair
Along with stove cleaning, we offer complete inspections that let you know about early signs of damage or malfunction. Structural problems usually progress to the point that major work is needed to resolve the issue – and this could mean a major expense.
By having your heating stove inspected once a year (typically at the same time as cleaning), you’ll be able to schedule any repairs that might be necessary before the damage becomes a serious issue.
When repairs are needed for your stove, the Fire N’ Stone team is ready to solve the problem. We repair all makes and models of pellet heating stoves.
Schedule Your Pellet Stove Cleaning
Our technicians work year-round, but the best time to schedule cleaning work is in the spring or summer. We’re typically not as busy during these seasons and can more likely make the visit when it’s convenient within your schedule.
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Fire N’ Stone serves the entire New Hampshire Lakes Region including Alton NH, Wolfeboro NH, Gilford NH, Laconia NH, and other cities and towns.