Packing for a Move
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Packing for a Move

Welcome to my website. I’m hoping to provide you with some useful packing tips. My name is Ellen Monday. My family and I moved from a very large home to a large home. My point being, although we still live in a large house, we did downsize. It was almost like packing for two moves because we had belongings going to the new house and some going to storage. We had to make decisions about what we wanted to keep, store and get rid of. I have some tips on how we made those decisions, and the best ways we found to pack. Items that were going into storage were packed differently than those we were moving to the new house. Boxes had to be carefully and clearly marked so we didn’t end up storing our everyday dishes or something tragic like that! Hope you enjoy my blog.


Packing for a Move

Have A Gas Fireplace? 4 Reasons To Replace The Fireplace Logs

Aaron Carroll

If you have a gas fireplace in your home, it's important to take care of the maintenance. Unlike wood-burning fireplaces, gas fireplaces don't emit creosote. That makes it easier to keep your fireplace clean. But, you still need to provide annual maintenance for your gas fireplace. You also need to take care of the gas logs. You might not realize this, but the gas logs need to get cleaned on a regular basis. They also need to get replaced from time to time. If you're not sure when to replace your gas logs, read the list provided below. Here are four signs that it's time to replace your gas fireplace logs. 

Your Gas Logs are Damaged 

Take a look at your gas logs. If you can see signs of visible damage, it's time to get them replaced. Using damaged gas logs can increase your risk for accidents and injuries. This is especially true if the damage causes your logs to leak gas. Some signs to watch for include cracks in the surface and loose fittings. If you see either of those signs, order replacement logs right away. 

You Can't Get the Logs Clean

If you clean your gas logs on a regular basis, they should last for several years. Over time, your gas logs won't get as clean as they should. In fact, you'll start seeing stains and residue on your gas logs. If your gas logs aren't coming clean, you could have residue stuck inside the gas ports. Not only that, but your gas logs won't look as nice when they're stained. If you can't get your gas logs clean, now's the time to get them replaced. 

You're Ready to Sell Your Home

If you're getting ready to sell your home, you want to create the right staging. If you haven't checked your gas logs, now's the time to do that. Damaged, dirty, or outdated gas logs can undermine the staging. Make sure prospective buyers get the best view. Replace your outdated gas logs before you put your home on the market. 

You Bought an Existing Home

If you've recently bought an existing home, now's the time to replace your gas fireplace logs. This is especially important if you don't have maintenance information about the fireplace. Without this documentation, you have no way of knowing how old the logs are. You also don't know if there are any defects with the logs. To avoid problems, have the gas logs replaced as soon as possible.

For more information on gas fireplace log sets, contact a professional near you.