Do You Have Outdoor Fireplaces in Seattle, WA? Watch Out for Signs That May Point to Needed Repairs

December 6, 2016 2:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Even the highest quality outdoor fireplaces in Seattle, WA need an occasional inspection to make sure they are functioning at their best. But it can be difficult to tell when to have a fireplace professional out to inspect your unit. Too often, people avoid small fixes until they balloon into larger problems, which is why, when it comes to fire, the team at Custom Fire Art thinks it’s better to be extra safe than sorry. We take pride in our work, and you should, too!

If you notice any of the following issues with your outdoor fireplace, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Uneven flame distribution

Our fireplaces are built to last and meant to have an even and full flame distribution. Sometimes, however, nozzles can get clogged, and this can result in an uneven flame. You might notice the flame climbing higher on one side than the other, or no flame at all on one side. A number of factors can clog nozzles, including long exposure to the elements, constant use or dirt and grime buildup. With a simple phone call, we can come and see what is going on.

Gas smell

If you are noticing an excessive gas smell coming from any of your outdoor fireplaces in Seattle, WA, turn the unit off immediately. Some initial gas smell is normal when first lighting your unit, but an excessive amount of gas might mean that something is wrong. It could be a worn hose, a bad seal or a problem with the gas line itself. If you decide to use a gassy fireplace, you could be setting the stage for an explosion or fire, so be alert. Once your unit is completely turned off, call us, and we will come and take a look.

Weak flames

Much like the prior two points, weak flames can be indicative of a larger problem—especially if the unit is turned all the way up. A weak flame might be a sign that your system is losing gas in another area, which could be a serious safety concern. It could also mean that your nozzles are not allowing gas to escape as it should. A professional should be called if you notice that your fireplace is not performing optimally.


Choppy or sputtering flames can be another sign of a problem with your outdoor fireplace’s gas distribution system. It could be a sign that there is not enough pressure in the line, or that your system’s components are not functioning properly. A professional will be able to tell you whether or not there is a serious problem.

At Custom Fire Art, our goal is to provide our customers with the best quality and aesthetically pleasing outdoor and indoor fire fixtures in town. In fact, we offer the most beautiful custom fire pit and fireplace designs that are always installed with safety and functionality in mind.

If we created the outdoor fireplaces in Seattle, WA for your home or business, don’t hesitate to contact us for help with repairs and troubleshooting issues.

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