How to Clean Gas Fireplace Burners

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Gas fireplaces offer warmth and enhance the look of any home. They ignite quickly and burn cleaner than traditional fireplaces. They should be cleaned and maintained at least once a year, and the gas burner should be free of any soot and debris to operate properly. This can be accomplished with little time and effort.

Things You'll Need

  • Vacuum
  • Compressed air
  • Cloth
  • Turn off the gas and electric power supply. Remove the screen and logs. Vacuum them off or wipe them with a damp cloth.

  • Vacuum the burner with an attachment. Use compressed air to clean the holes in the burner. Work your way from the front to the back until you reach the end.

  • Blow the air through the pilot tube. A few inches below the pilot tube, you will see the air inlet hole. Spray back and forth across the hole to clear it of any debris.

  • Replace the logs and screen. Turn on the gas valve and power supply.

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