I was not aware that you had a fire and I am so glad that no one was hurt. Still, I am sure that this has impacted you in so many ways. I will pray that your restoration process will go smoothly and that you will see light at the end of the tunnel ASAP.
God bless all of you. – Kathy A.
Dear Customers and Friends of Salter’s Fireplace Patio Grill:
Many of you may be aware that Saturday, January 26th, our Eagleville showroom experienced a devastating fire prior to our opening that day. By God’s grace, no one was injured in the event. We would like to start by saying thank you to the first responders and the hundreds of firefighters that were there and assisted during the twelve-hour ordeal. It was amazing to see how so many fire companies could come together for such a cause.
If this would have struck our business two years ago, it would have impacted every aspect of our business. In the last two years, we have moved our operations and warehouse to a property across the street, we opened a showroom location in Hatfield, and purchased Barto Pool and Spa company in Phoenixville.
To date, we have distributed our sales staff to our Hatfield showroom, our Operations Center in Eagleville (on Ridge Pike) and Barto in Phoenixville to continue to consult and serve our customer’s fireplace and patio needs in the same manner that they are accustomed. Our service department is meeting our scheduled appointments and continuing to make new appointments. We will still attend the Philly Home & Garden Show in Oaks February 15th – 17th.
The ownership of Salter’s Fireplace, Patio & Grill is meeting with township officers to quickly re-establish a showroom location in Eagleville on Ridge Pike hopefully within the next 45 days. We are reviewing all options available to remain your fireplace and patio choice in the Delaware Valley. You can follow our progress and updates on social media and our Blog at: www.SaltersFireplace.com
We thank all who have reached out through prayers and offered support. It is truly humbling to have received so much support through texts, emails, phone calls and social media posts.
Jay Stong & Rob Woroniak, Owners of Salter’s Fireplace Co.
Please direct all calls to our Hatfield location: 215-362-2443, press #1 for sales and #2 for service.
Salter’s Fireplace Patio Grill
New Location Coming Soon!
11 N. Market Street | Hatfield, PA 19440
Barto Pool & Spa
437 Bridge Street | Phoenixville, PA 19460
Thank you to the Fire Companies who helped January 26th, 2019
Lower Frederick Fire Company
Lower Providence EMS – Medic 322
Skippack Emergency Medical Services
Plymouth Community Ambulance Association – Medic 308
Second Alarmer’s Association and Rescue Squad of Montgomery County
Skippack Fire Company
Collegeville Fire Company
Lower Providence Fire Department
Barren Hill Fire Company
Jefferson Fire Company No. 1
North Penn Goodwill Service
Montgomery County Department of Public Safety
Lower Providence EMS Sub Station
Lower Providence Township Police Department, Montgomery County, PA
Roslyn Fire Company
Harmonville Fire Company No.1
Towamencin Volunteer Fire Company
Norriton Fire Engine Company
Norristown Fire Department
Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Co.
Black Rock Vol Fire Co.
Township of Upper Providence Department of Fire & Emergency Services
King of Prussia Vol. Fire Co.
Gilbertsville Fire & Rescue Co.
Kimberton Fire Co.
Malvern Fire Company
Trappe Fire Company No. 1
Flourtown Fire Company
Horsham Fire Department Bat.2
New Hope Fire Dept.
Perkiomen Township Fire Company
Pheonixville Fire Department
Wissahickon Fire Company
Fort Washington Fire Company
Limerick Fire Department
West End Fire Company #3 of Phoenixville
Sanatoga Fire Company
Upper Frederick Fire Company
Schoeneck Fire Company
Monarch Fire Company
Hilltown Township Volunteer Fire Company
Chalfont Fire Department
New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company
Upper Makefield Volunteer Fire Company
Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company
Paoli Fire Company
Lionville Fire Company
East Whiteland Fire Company
Ridge Fire Company
Worcester Volunteer Fire Dept
Care of Outdoor Gas Firepits:
The most important thing you can do to care for your outdoor gas fire pit is cover it. When I say cover it, its two-fold. All the action of the fire pit happens in the burner area. When your fire pit is not in use, a hard cover on that burner will help to maintain its longevity. A soft cover over the whole fire pit or at least the top of the fire pit will help maintain its original look and luster. How to keep it clean and most like its original form depends on what your fire pit is made of. Most everything can be cleaned with regular soapy water. Some material like copper or concrete need to have additional applications of product applied a couple times a year: copper- wax, concrete- stone sealer etc.
Care for Outdoor Furniture:
Because the sun can fade outdoor furniture over time, we also recommend covering patio furniture to preserve its look and life. By covering your furniture, you will also help protect it from dirt and prevent mold. If you plan on taking the cushions off your furniture for the winter season, make sure you keep the cushions in a safe, dry place like a cushion box made for the outdoors. Be careful not to store your cushions in a shed because rodents tend to use them as a nice comfortable home during the colder months and shred them to pieces.
Most all outdoor furniture and cushions can be cleaned with a soft bristle brush and dish washing soap. Make sure the bristles are not hard or they can scratch surfaces and pull on fabrics. Remember that mold attaches itself to dirt and other foreign objects so it is important to clean your furniture from time to time, especially when you start and end your outdoor season. For particular stains on fabrics, check out Sunbrella or any outdoor fabric company’s website for a list of ways to get out specific stains like soda, grease etc.
Browse our online catalog of outdoor products or visit our Eagleville Outdoor Oasis showroom to consult with a design specialist.Read More
We all find the internet very helpful and entertaining from time to time. For example:
- How to bake a cake
- How to grill the perfect steak
- How to build a house
Sadly, it seems that what we watch and what happens when we (the DIY’er) try to replicate the video is rarely the same. For example:
- How to burn a cake
- How to grill shoe leather
- How to follow code enforcement
Everything takes some level of skill and training. That is why I do not bake and would not eat it if I did, and I doubt any of you would either. A doctor, lawyer, electrician, auto mechanic, even your local fire technician study and have ongoing training courses to hold and maintain their credentials.
So, for all my DIY friends reading this blog post, the next time you set your mind to fix, repair or install a fireplace or stove remember it might cost you more than you would ever save to do it yourself!
Ask yourself this question… “Would I hand a scalpel to my neighbor, father, brother-in-law and say, ‘Just watch the video on my phone to perform the operation.’ ”
Please contact an experienced fireplace service technician at Salter’s Fireplace Patio Grill or schedule an appointment for a cleaning or service of your gas fireplace, insert or grill.
Frank Boyle, Service Manager
You will need the following materials to build and maintain a good wood fire:
- Sure Start firelighting squares or tight rolled newspaper;
- Handful of finely split, dry kindling in a variety of sizes – we recommend Minuteman Fatwood;
- Seasoned firewood split into a range of piece sizes.
Fire starting products can be purchased at Salter’s Fireplace Patio Grill in Eagleville and Hatfield.
I suggest the “top-down” method. When using this method, you can light the squares and watch the fire burn on its own. While the “top-down” method takes a little getting used to, it is very reliable, and when it is done properly there is almost no smoke right from the start.
- Just place three or four full-sized split logs on the firebox floor.
- Place several pieces of medium kindling across them.
- Then put 10 or so pieces of fine kindling on top, I recommend Minuteman Fatwood.
- Now take Sure Start Squares and place 1 at the top of the pile and 1 at the air intake.
- Light the squares and watch as the fire burns down through the light kindling, the heavy kindling and into the bottom logs.
- Once the draft is established you may shut the door and add logs as needed.
Most manufactures suggest running the unit between 400-600 degrees, but please consult your manual for specifics.
Enjoy your wood burning fire feature this winter. Visit Salter’s showroom to consult with a hearth specialist.Read More
Your Grill is an Appliance too! Whether it be portable or built-in, buying a grill is an investment. The more you prevent it from Mother Nature’s everyday wear and tear, the longer the life of your outdoor kitchen.
- Your grill should be cleaned after every use to remove any excess food debris that can accumulate on the grates as well as below them.
- Grills should also be covered at all times when it is not in use. This will help keep moisture out and prevent it from rusting.
- If you are not a year-round Grill Master, it is also a good idea to move your grill into either a storage shed or garage during the off-season months.
When it comes to grilling, it can sometimes become an art versus a science. There are a few simple tips to follow when using a gas grill that will help you become the Grill Master!
- It is very important to make sure you maintain a clean grill. This will reduce the risk of flare-ups which can burn the outside of your food and cause it to have a bad flavor. The most common way people clean their grills is with a grill brush, however that will push the debris into the actual grill which will burn with every use. It is also important to remove the grates and burner covers, and clean within the actual grill itself. You will notice a difference in the way your grill cooks and how it’s life is extended!
- When grilling with sauces that have a sugary base be sure to keep the temperature on a lower setting, as sauces tend to burn quicker. It is also important to keep a close eye on your food as you are grilling it. Have all of your prep work done prior to you beginning so that you can avoid your food burning.
- Have you checked that you have enough gas in your tank? When using a gas grill, it is important to make sure you have enough gas in your tank prior to starting to grill. There is nothing worse than running out of gas midway through cooking your meal!