“The Fire Guy” Blog

Fall And Fire Safety


Those long, lazy days of summer have been replaced with cooler days and crisp evenings. What better time to gather family and friends around an outdoor fire? Relaxing in the wonderful outdoors near a crackling fire is a great way to enjoy life.

Fall is also a great time to care for your outdoor fire features to ensure they will continue to give you long term enjoyment. Here’s a checklist to help you:

  • If you live in a climate zone with harsh winter conditions, be sure to cover your fire features or store them, if possible, in a sheltered environment. (you can buy covers at many online stores).
  • Check and clean burners and valves regularly. Dust and dirt can build up and block your gas flow which could turn into a hazard. Use a household cleaning agent for best results and don’t forget to rinse off any residue.
  • Insects or their nests is another item to check for. Especially if the fire feature has not been in use for several months. Be sure all valves are clear and ready for lighting.
  • If you have any fire media - i.e.: glass chunks, lava rocks, or river rock, etc. - make sure they are not smothering the opening for the flames. This could stop the flow of gas.

Although the care and cleaning of your fire feature can be a relatively simple task, it is advisable to have them checked on a regular basis by a professional. Mike, the fire guy, is the professional you can depend on for safety and convenience - every time!

Call Mike at 909-322-2584