Scheduling a regular maintenance check with your local authorized dealer helps to ensure safe and efficient use as well as maximizing the service life of your Valor gas fireplace. We have developed a list of guidelines that will help you maintain and maximize the performance of your fireplace for Spring 2018:
Fireplace surfaces, in particular the glass viewing window, are extremely hot during operation and will remain hot for a period of time after the fireplace is turned off. Close adult supervision is required if there are young children, or at-risk individuals in the house.
Glass Viewing Window
Clean the glass regularly as soon as you notice the a white film build up. NEVER use an abrasive cleaner on the ceramic glass, an emulsion type cleaner is recommended (Brasso, Polish Plus by Kelkem, Cook Top Clean Creme by Elco, White Off by Rutland, Turtle Wax). Use a soft damp cloth to apply the cleaner.
For more information please visit valorfireplaces.com/maintenance.
Valor barrier screens are easy to clean, simply use a soft brush to get rid of dust and grime.
Cast Iron Stove Body, Front Trim, Fret
The matte cast iron parts can be brushed clean. The enamelled cast iron parts can be cleaned with mild soap and water then dried with a lint-free soft cloth.
Firebox, Ceramics and Burner
Dust can be brushed from the ceramic logs/rocks and burner after removing the front unit and opening the window. When cleaning, make sure that no particles are brushed into the slots of the burner.
Clean glass by putting them in the dishwasher for a cycle. Ensure they are completely dried before putting them back in the fireplace.
Steel Surrounds and Trims
Clean steel surrounds and trims with mild soap and warm water on cooled surfaces only. Any alcohol/solvent base cleaner will weaken the coating and damage it.
Please note that your owner’s manual includes instructions on routine maintenance such as glass cleaning and replacement of batteries in your remote receiver and handset. If you have misplaced your manual, please visit valorfireplaces.com/manuals to learn more.