We are in the throes of winter. And with our notoriously unpredictable Melbourne weather keeping us on our toes, it’s best to book your wood fireplace service before it kicks the bucket. 

When should I service my wood heater?

The Victorian Building Authority advises to service wood heaters and flues every year. Having your wood heater serviced annually ensures your unit works safely and efficiently and is in line with the manufacturer’s specifications (and warranties). 

Regular wood heater service ensures:

  • Removal of creosote (a highly-combustible substance) in the heater or flue.
  • Checking the flue system to ensure it is free from damage and flammable materials.

If you can’t recall when you last serviced your wood heater, it is an excellent indicator that it’s time to book a professional gas fitter who is licensed in solid fuel installation to inspect and service your unit. 

What does a gasfitter inspect during a wood fireplace service?

Our gas fitters are licensed in solid fuel installation and use top-grade equipment to inspect and repair your wood fire insert. A wood heater service with Almac Plumbing includes:

  • Inspection of cowl and flue
  • Clean and inspect baffle for damage
  • Inspect and clean the air tube
  • Inspect the rope seal, latch and glass door for wear/damage
  • Inspect and clean the electric fan
  • Inspect the liner, bricks and firebox for wear/damage

It’s important to note that a wood heater service does not include any repair work; therefore, repairs are billed separately. 

Wood heater service in Bayside

Engaging a professional gas fitter licensed in solid fuel installation to service your wood heater regularly ensures it does not pose a fire hazard. Additionally, regular wood heater maintenance keeps it working as efficiently as possible.

Friendly, clean and reliable, Almac Plumbing has the expertise to care for all your gas fitting and wood fireplace servicing needs. With over 20 years of experience, you can trust that we will get the job done right with a smile on our faces!

Contact our friendly and trustworthy team on 1300 125 622 for a quote on your wood heater service.