Trust Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney, Inc. for Gas Appliance Repair Services in Denver & Beyond

Many homeowners choose to go with gas hearth appliances for several reasons. They’re a little easier to maintain and can help you save on energy expenses. Despite their reputation of being low maintenance, your gas fireplace, stove, or insert does require routine maintenance on a regular basis. Even with annual inspections and cleanings, your gas hearth appliance can still have issues from time to time.

When you have issues with your pilot light or you notice an unusual amount of soot buildup, reach out to Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney. We’ll dispatch one of our chimney sweeps who are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) to diagnose the problem and come up with a plan to restore your appliance to full function. Click here to request an appointment or call us at 303-679-1601.

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What Are Signs My Gas Appliance Needs Repair?

Fortunately, most gas hearth appliances will show signs when there is a problem brewing. Here are a few things to keep an eye out for:

  • New and odd smells. If your gas hearth appliance is suddenly producing a foul odor, this is a red flag and may even be an emergency. A burning odor could point to a technical issue, and the smell of rotten eggs is a key indicator of a gas leak. If you suspect a gas leak, evacuate your home and contact local authorities immediately.
  • The appliance won’t turn on at all. It’s not a good sign when your gas fireplace, stove, or insert won’t come on at all. The problem could be as simple as dead batteries in the remote or receiver or something more in-depth like a clogged burner or a faulty igniter.
  • The pilot light won’t stay lit. The thermopile controls the gas flow. Wear and tear can cause the thermopile to malfunction which can cause the pilot light to go out. Wiring issues or a blocked gas valve can also contribute to problems with the pilot light.
  • The appliance is making sounds. Unusual noises like grinding, hissing, or popping while your appliance is running can point to trouble. This could be anything from a mechanical issue to a gas leak or a problem with how the appliance is burning fuel.
  • The flames aren’t burning evenly. The flames in your gas fireplace should burn steadily. If the flames are flickering or seem uneven, that could indicate a problem with the gas pressure or a blockage in the gas line.
  • Excessive soot buildup. When there is a lot of soot buildup on the logs or glass doors, it is a sign of incomplete combustion. This can be caused by a dirty burner, improper ventilation, or low gas pressure.
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How Can I Prevent Future Problems With My Gas Appliance?

No one wants to deal with gas appliance repairs, and the good news is that there are steps you can take to prevent future or repeat problems. Here are a few tips:

  • Be sure to schedule your annual gas appliance servicing with Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney.
  • Clean the appliance yourself in between professional maintenance during the burning season.
  • Turn off the gas valve during the offseason to prevent gas leaks.
  • If you notice anything unusual, reach out to Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney so we can take a look.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors near the gas appliance for prompt detection.
  • Always follow the user manual and manufacturer’s guidelines for operating and maintaining your gas appliance.

Book an Appointment for Gas Appliance Repair Services Now

At Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney, we understand the importance of keeping your gas fireplace safe and reliable. Our CSIA-certified chimney technicians are experts in diagnosing and repairing all types of gas hearth appliances. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discuss your gas fireplace repair needs. You can reach out by phone at 303-679-1601 or request an appointment online.


We’ve been handlng fireplace repairs for nearly three decades and that means we know how to handle every kind of wood-burning fireplace problem.