ANNUAL CLEANING & INSPECTION
Wood stoves are relatively easy to use and require low maintenance to operate correctly. Most performance issues with wood stoves are associated with improper use of the stove, improper venting systems, or excessive creosote buildup rather than the stove itself. Selecting wood which is seasoned and the proper size, proper operation of the stove air intakes and damper to ensure a complete burn, and regular removal of fly ash from the firebox and air intakes will increase the efficiency and longevity of your stove. We recommend having your system and stove inspected and cleaned by a CSIA Certified Professional at least once per year, especially if you are experiencing performance issues.
COMMON PERFORMANCE ISSUES:
- SMOKE LEAKING FROM THE STOVE OR VENTING SYSTEM
- UNPLEASANT ODORS EMITTING FROM STOVE
- SOOT BUILDUP ON THE GLASS
- GENERAL DETERIORATION OF STOVE
- STUCK DAMPER
Some of these conditions can be indicators of larger, more serious issues with the venting system itself. It may not be properly sized, installed incorrectly, damaged, or be obstructed by creosote buildup or debris. If not corrected, these conditions may decrease the longevity of your stove or cause a hazardous condition. If you are experiencing any of the issues listed above, it is best to hire a CSIA Certified Professional to service your stove.