How to Winterize your Outdoor Gas Fireplace
The persistent warm weather in Colorado this last fall may have caused you to push the use of your outdoor gas fireplace into December, However, if you find you are using it less and less with the more frequent cold and snow, winterizing it protects the investment you’ve made in your fireplace. A few housekeeping tips will extend the life of your fireplace and insure that it will start up next spring so that you’re ready for friends and family to gather around. If you’ve been procrastinating because winterizing is such a chore following these simple steps:
- Start with removing any rubble that’s built up in the fireplace including leaves, dirt and trash.
- Next close the gas regulator at the bottom of the fire pit.
- Does your fireplace have any accessories? They should be stored inside.
- Consider removing the glass fire crystals or lava rocks for easier spring cleaning.
- Shield the Crystal Fire burner with a cover made specifically for burners.
- Clean the burner and fire pit top with a gentle cleanser and then rinse with water.
- Check the fireplace and burners for cracks and wear and tear.
- Make a list of any broken parts now and order them through us.
- Protect the fire pit with a tarp. Large patio furniture covers also work well.
- Make sure the cover is secured tightly and tautly to protect from the risk of fly-away and to keep water from ponding on the top.
- Or consider a weather resistant, custom cover for complete protection from debris, bad weather, and curious critters.
When spring comes and you’re ready to enjoy the first outdoor fire of the season, your gathering will be all the more enjoyable if you followed these steps to winterize your fireplace. Fireplace Warehouse will be glad to answer any further questions you have about winterizing your outdoor fireplace. Contact us 303 296-3823, 1 866 738-8409 or www.frpwhs.com.