During spring, we tend to refresh our homes. Perhaps you are thinking about a new coat of paint in the kitchen, or perhaps even a renovation of your living room. With a spring clean on the cards, it is also the perfect time to give your stove or fire a service. Your product user instructions will describe the annual maintenance that is required for most products, however here is a basic guide.
During an annual service, your solid fuel stove will need to be stripped and cleaned. Firstly, when the stove or fire is completely cool, clean the inside of the firebox. Remove all the excess ash, and vacuum up the finer particles. We recommend using the Stovax Motorised Ashclean to get into awkward areas.
Next, check the firebricks for damage, and clean them. Use a soft brush to clean the firebricks, and replace any that are broken. Smaller chips can be repaired – we suggest using Stovax Fire Cement.
The door glass also needs to be checked carefully, and then cleaned thoroughly with glass cleaner. It is important you choose the right kind of glass cleaner – printed glass requires a different cleaning product than plain door glass. If there is any damage, the door glass will need replacing.
Check your door rope seal too, which can become loose or worn over time. Watch our video to help with how to replace your door seal if required.
Gas stoves will also need servicing. Clean the door glass following instructions supplied with the product. We recommend having your gas fire safety checked and serviced at least once a year, by a registered gas service engineer. You can find a qualified engineer on the Gas Safe website.
It is easy to spring clean an electric fire or stove. Usually, simply dust and clean the fuel effects, plus any accessible air inlets and outlets. This will maintain the optimum heat output and efficiency from the fire. Your instruction manual for your appliance should include further information that explains more on servicing your electric stove or fire.
If you need any help or advice, your local retailer will be able to give you more information about servicing your stove or fire. Be sure to also check out our page on servicing your chimney.
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Hi I’m trying to disconnect my small log burning stove so that I can renovate fireplace. I live in ub81au area and need help thanks
You can contact one of our retailers in your area, who may have a qualified HETAS engineer available to help you. If the retailers don’t have anyone available, then you can contact a HETAS engineer directly through the register https://www.hetas.co.uk/find-servicing/.