Gas appliances often cost a bit more, and safe installation is critical, but for many people that beautiful gas flame on their cooktop is part of the pleasure of cooking at home. Maybe it’s something that reaches back through time when everyone cooked over an open flame, but we connect with gas cooking and admire the results as we plate and serve them. Of course, some people just say that it heats up quickly and you can see it’s working, and that works for them. In any case, when it’s time to call a gas appliance repair service to repair the burners, the oven, or in fact any of your home’s other gas appliances, you’re looking forward to having that glow once again. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach, SC we understand.
A Few Tips About Checking Your Gas Stove’s Functions
Your gas cooktop or stovetop should have an evenly spaced, complete ring of blue flame on each burner, and they should ignite promptly from the pilot light or igniter. In many cases, problems with the burners can be resolved by scrubbing and cleaning them, removing the remnants of spills from previous dinners. Weekly cleaning helps avoid problems, as does watching for boilovers and other sources of stovetop messes. When cleaning your burners, make sure that you don’t clog them in the process. Make sure you periodically clean the oven as well, and make sure that the flames heating that space are beautiful blue as well.
Putting Safety First with Experienced Gas Appliance Repair Service
Properly installed, gas appliances keep the gas contained within their systems and ensure that it is released only to be burned. Gas is invisible, it will float away and possibly gather if released, it has a smell added that those with a good sense of smell can detect, and it is of course combustible. In addition, when gas burns, the products of combustion include carbon monoxide and other hazardous gases. These add up to a variety of hazards that can mostly be avoided by having professionals perform gas appliance repairs and work on gas lines, since improper servicing may be hard to detect, and the consequences of leaks can be significant or even deadly.
Ovens, Stoves, Cooktops, and Ranges
If you’re having trouble with the reliability, temperature control, or even heating of your gas cooking equipment, our gas appliance repair service team can help you safely sort it out. By the way, it’s a great idea to check out your oven and all your burners at some point during the fall to make sure they’re all working well when Thanksgiving comes around. We can come and clean, replace parts, and make adjustments so you’ll be ready to cook your feast. Gas appliances generally should be inspected and maintained by a gas appliance repair service every year or two, so if you follow that schedule you should be all set as well.
Water Heaters, Dryers, and Furnaces
Our team of gas appliance repair service experts are ready to respond to problems with your home’s furnace, including problems igniting, frequent failures, and inefficient operation. Let us help with seasonal maintenance as well. We’re also your resource for maintenance and repairs on your home’s gas dryer, making sure that it’s providing the proper heat to get your clothes dry using efficient natural gas. If the time comes to replace the unit, let us help you with a professional installation for the new gas dryer, including relocation of the gas lines if needed. Homes with gas-fired hot water heaters can often solve their hot water problems simply by checking the pilot light on the unit, but if it is extinguishing frequently, it’s time for us to take a look. We can also service and maintain the rest of the unit, including thermostats, anode rod, and tank corrosion inspection. If the time comes to replace your hot water heater with a new, efficient gas unit, we’re the ones to call for a professional installation that you can rely on.
Tankless Water Heaters
If your home has a tankless water heater supplying your needs, you may have fewer repair visits but you’ll still need regular maintenance and a few repairs over its typical lifetime. Hard water can cause a clogged heat exchanger and require cleanout, and for that reason periodic maintenance every six or twelve months is a good idea for descaling, depending on how hard you work the unit. Any vents or air intakes should be regularly cleaned to allow proper airflow and avoid another potential source of malfunction. Even before you notice the lack of hot water from these issues, the efficiency of the unit will suffer, costing more than it should to operate the unit and supply the hot water you need.
Auxiliary Gas Appliances
Local heaters such as a gas log in your fireplace also need occasional inspection and possible work from our gas appliance repair service. Heaters should be cleaned out to avoid malfunctions and hazards from lint and dust build-up. If you’re unsure about how to clean it out, ask us for help. If you have a natural gas barbecue outside, we can take care of that as well and help you make sure it’s ready and safe for the barbecue season, or once a year if your outdoor cooking is year-round. Anywhere that gas lines run, we can check the lines and whatever they supply.
Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach, SC for Professional Gas Appliance Repair Service
Our professional team at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach serves the Myrtle Beach, SC area with careful, expert gas appliance repair service. This includes stoves, cooktops and ovens, water heaters, dryers, and other gas appliances. We also can inspect and maintain your gas lines and cap lines that are not in use to ensure your family’s safety. Call us so you can cook your favorite meal tonight on your stove, or for any other gas appliance repair services.