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A fireplace adds light, heat and ambiance to any room. A fireplace can also add to your home’s resale value. Today, gas and electric fireplaces have replaced traditional wood as the models of choice for homeowners.


At Black Forest Plumbing, we sell, install, replace and maintain gas and electric fireplaces for homes and businesses in Newmarket, East Gwilimbury, Aurora and the Greater Toronto Area. Our technicians are certified for natural gas hookups, and we’ll have your fireplace roaring in no time.


Contact us today to learn what type of fireplace may be best for your home.

Gas and Electric Fireplace Installation and Replacement

Black Forest Plumbing technicians professionally install or replace gas and electric fireplaces and fireplace inserts.

  • Gas fireplaces produce more heat than electric elements and require little maintenance beyond annual servicing. Natural gas is generally less expensive than electricity. If the power goes out, you still have gas heat in your home. A gas fireplace has the esthetic advantage of producing real flames rather than the faux flames of electric fireplaces.

    Be aware that gas fireplaces get hot, which may be dangerous for kids and pets. Gas units require an exterior wall or chimney for venting, so you may be limited on where you can put one in your home.

  • Gas insert fireplaces are a great solution if you have an old wood fireplace and don’t want the hassle and expense of firewood. An insert is a self-contained unit you can place inside an existing fireplace structure to deliver more efficient heat output. Kits typically come with a screen, log set, firebox and remote control.

    Before starting the process, you have to check your appliance for electrical connection (if any) and re-measure your appliance before installation. You can rely on us for quality craftsmanship, as you are our number one priory. 

  • Electric fireplaces are cheaper to install than gas models. They require little to no maintenance, and because they don’t burn fossil fuels, they don’t emit greenhouse gases. Installation is simple: all you need is electricity access, so you can put one just about anywhere.

    However, you can’t use your electric fireplace for heat if there's a power outage. Plus, electricity is more expensive than natural gas, so long-term operating costs could cancel out what you save on installation.

    Fireplace Repair and Maintenance

    Your fireplace requires maintenance to ensure it keeps running efficiently and safely. Look for these signs that you may be overdue for a maintenance call.

    • The pilot light keeps going out.

    • Your gas fireplace doesn’t turn on, although the batteries are fresh and the circuit breaker isn’t tripped.

    • You smell natural gas (rotten eggs). Evacuate your house immediately and call 911, as a gas leak can cause an explosion.

    • Soot buildup on the glass. Using household cleaners can harm the glass, so call a professional.

    Common Fireplace Problems

    Keep an eye out for signs that your fireplace needs professional servicing. Here are some common problems:

    • Carbon soot builds up inside the glass and can become impossible to clean if left unchecked.

    • Pet hair can clog the gas fireplace air intake and get into the burners.

    • Burning natural gas produces harmful carbon monoxide. A poorly maintained and vented fireplace needs immediate attention. Remember to install a carbon monoxide detector near your gas fireplace.

    Benefits Of Regular Fireplace Maintenance and Cleaning

    Regular fireplace maintenance is crucial to protecting your investment. Here’s what maintenance gets you:

    • A longer-lasting appliance

    • Maximized efficiency

    • Reduced repair and replacement costs

    • Increased safety

    Black Forest Plumbing technicians are trained to maintain gas and electric fireplaces in the GTA.

    Why Choose Black Forest Plumbing?

    Here are some reasons to choose Black Forest Plumbing for your home comfort service:

    Fireplace Installation, Cleaning and Repair In the GTA

    The team at Black Forest Plumbing has the equipment, training and experience to install, clean, maintain and repair gas and electric fireplaces for homes and businesses in the GTA. Trust our technicians to handle all your heating and plumbing needs. Contact us today to speak to one of our experts.



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