We Are All About Fireplaces

We service ALL gas fireplaces, no matter the make or model or type.*

Fireplace Maintenance and Safety

If you are in need of a fireplace service, cleaning, or safety inspection, please click HERE and fill out the form. We will provide you with a detailed quote for the service needed. 

Fireplace Repair

If there is a problem with your fireplace please click HERE and fill out the form. We will try to provide you with a detailed quote for the service needed.  

Fireplace and Chimney Install

Check out Perfection Supply and talk to one of the sales representatives to get your project underway.

Decorative Gas Logs

Wood burning fireplaces are the ONLY fireplaces that allow for “decorative gas logs.” These gas logs are a replacement for wood burning. Many folks love their gas logs because they eliminate the need to clean out wood ash, they don’t smell, and they are pretty all year round. These gas logs performance and heat value is very similar to real wood burning.

*We do not install fireplaces.

Contact Us To Request A Quote For Service On Your Fireplace.

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Here at the Flame Steward we specialize in fireplaces and have a certification from the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). Our goal is to provide you comfort safely. We want you to feel comfortable using your appliance. The Flame Steward is your “go-to” for fireplace safety, inspection, and yearly maintenance. “NFI’s objective is to increase public safety by establishing meaningful credentials for professionals involved in planning and installing residential hearth appliances and venting systems. The National Fireplace Institute is the professional certification division of the Hearth Patio and Barbecue Education Foundation (HPBEF), a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization for the hearth industry.” – nficertified.org

Our Selection of Gas Log Sets

Fireside Realwood

by Heatilator

A good look at a great value! Eight richly detailed logs provide clean, controlled heat and ambiance. Available in both indoor and outdoor log sets. Outdoor sets include a stainless steel burner and grate.

Prices updated as of October 1, 2023 and do not include sales tax.

Fireside Grand Oak

by Heatilator

Designed to fill larger hearths, consisting of 11 authentic-looking logs (12 in the three-tiered 30″ version), molded from real oak timber. State-of-the-art, tiered burner system creates a multilevel fire.

Prices updated as of October 1, 2023 and do not include sales tax.

Imperial

by Heatilator

Features a built-in “Spark-to-Pilot” system and a factory-preset air mixer to prevent sooty and carbon buildup on the logs. Lightweight, ceramic-fiber logs provide the shape, size, color, and burning pattern of a real wood fire but are fueled by propane or natural gas.

Prices updated as of October 1, 2023 and do not include sales tax.

Fireside Supreme Oak

by Heatilator

Realistically detailed logs with the appeal of a fully charred, mature fire. Twelve authentic-looking logs molded from real oak timber, fueled by clean-burning natural gas.

Prices updated as of October 1, 2023 and do not include sales tax.

Need something else not listed?

Check out Texas Star in Katy Texas they have a selection of gas logs in stock and on display.

Texas Star Grill Shop

If you’re in the Spring area check out Cunningham Gas Products, they also have a great display of gas logs in stock.

Cunningham Gas Products

Need something else not listed?

We can also help you out with these items:  Prefabricated glass doors, light masonry work-high temperature mortar or filling, and fire bricks. Modern-style fireplace burners and glass, shapes, and different log types for some fireplaces. Is the fireplace not heating very well, leaking water into the firebox? Have no idea how to use your fireplace?  We would be happy to walk you through that as well.

What type of fireplace service does The Flame Steward provide?

We pride ourselves on repair and maintenance. Fireplaces are built tough, but without proper service, they will collect dust and attract bugs and other pests; they also won’t perform optimally.  Without proper maintenance, fireplaces can cause a safety hazard to your home by causing carbon monoxide to enter the home or by fire hazards.

Here is a list of services we provide with fireplaces.

(not applicable on all fireplaces based on type)

We assess the gas line and leak check from the fireplace to the shut-off valve.

We clean the interior fireplace, cleaning off as much carbon/soot/ and rust build-up as possible.

We remove all components inside the fireplace and inspect these items for proper function and integrity.

We remove rusting parts so that we can repaint them. If needed, we can paint the components inside the box. We use spray paint and will ask you if you would like us to do this, as it is an extra fee because it requires prep and time.

We lubricate all moving parts.

We clean out fan blower kits and all electronic components.

We test the burner and ignition. If the ignition system needs to be replaced, we may be able to order available parts for your fireplace. Changing these parts is not included with the fireplace cleaning. We carry most of the popular ignition systems on our service truck.

We clean the inside and outside of the glass, screen, on top and bottom of the fireplace if reachable, and louvers. Everything we can reach.

We ensure proper draft is established and not leaking CO into the house.

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Types of Fireplaces

Direct Vent Fireplaces

Direct vent (DV) fireplaces are the most efficient and newest type of fireplace. DVs are unique because they are a sealed system and only use intake air outside the home. DVs allow a new home to be sealed up tightly, so your home will keep the heat inside.

Depending on the fireplace manufacturer, the vent on DV fireplaces can travel horizontally or vertically. With the help of a power vent (a fan attached in line with the vent), these fireplace vents can travel great distances. In some cases, D Vents can even travel on a downward slope, depending on the fireplace. Because of these features, many of these DV fireplaces can be placed in many different locations inside the house with zero clearance to the finish with the wall material, meaning it will be flush with the interior wall. 

Most of these are considered modern fireplaces because they are sleek and have options for media inside the firebox, e.g., not just artificial wood but shapes, glass, and even metal sculptures.

B Vent Fireplaces

These fireplaces are a bit more efficient than wood-burning fireplaces. B vents use the air from inside the home to feed the combustion. B vent fireplaces are unique because the vent pipe can only go straight up, vertically. B vents have a sensor to detect a problem with the chimney system (high limit switch/sensor) and if the chimney is working correctly. If the chimney is not working properly, the electronic system will shut itself off automatically, causing the valve to shut off automatically. 

B vent fireplaces have fixed gas logs that cannot be adjusted without causing problems to the system, producing excess soot and hot spots, which will eventually cause more severe problems down the road.

Some of these fireplaces have glass doors, and others do not. The glass fronts are not sealed but act as a barrier and will not work correctly if removed. Some doors are fixed in place, and others can be opened and closed. Opening and closing the doors is permissible, depending on the fireplace manufacturer.

Wood Burning Fireplaces

Wood burning fireplaces are the least efficient of all fireplaces.  Why is it so inefficient you ask?  This is because the majority of the heat (80-90%) goes directly up and out of the chimney.  There isn’t much heat retention because of draft; (the air movement inside your home, from inside to feed the fire to up and out of the chimney).  When combustion occurs it causes draft, and in the case of a wood burning fireplace, the air in the room will pull towards the fire to feed the fire.  This will eventually pull air through every crack and crevice from outside of your home to continuously bring fresh air in to feed the fire. Once the air is consumed by the fire it then gets expelled up the chimney.  In reality the only heat that you will feel will be the radiant heat from the fire itself and gas logs/wood  if you are close enough to feel it. Depending on how your house is built and how tight the construction is on your house usually determines how efficient the wood burning fireplace will be.  Also, in most factory built wood burning fireplaces an outside air intake kit is typically installed to pull air from a duct on the outside of your home to the fireplace face (typically there is a lever to open and close this on the side of the fireplace).

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