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Chimney & Fireplace Inspection Services
Everything you need to know about a chimney inspection
Here Is A Common Question We Get Every Day, “How Often Should I Get My Chimney Inspected Or My Chimney Swept?
The answer isn’t simple as there are many different factors that can come into play but at Sweep Your Chimney we follow The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 and this states “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.”
Imagine curling up by a crackling, wood-burning fire on a cold winter night under a blanket with a warm drink and a good book in hand, wondering what could go wrong. Well, a neglected chimney or fireplace without proper annual chimney inspection or regular chimney upkeep, that’s what.
As we approach the winter months, taking good care of chimneys should be on homeowners’ minds. Many people with wood-burning fireplaces do not take care of this vital aspect of home maintenance, which can have severe consequences for the safety of your home and family.
If you have a fireplace in your home, you might be wondering what you should be doing to make sure it works correctly and safely; Sweep Your Chimney can help you with these issues.
Whether you’re busy, you don’t use it every day, or you aren’t sure what you’re supposed to do, it can be easy to fall behind on your fireplace maintenance. Unfortunately, ignoring a chimney or fireplace issue can also be dangerous.
What Does A Fireplace Inspection Entail?
If you get a fireplace inspection done, the inspector will look at your chimney for problems such as obstruction, damage, and build-up. Then, if they deem it necessary, they’ll recommend a chimney sweep and any other required work.
When Should I Call A Chimney Professional?
If you notice performance issues with your chimney, fireplace, or heating system, it may mean there is something in need of repair or service which is not allowing it to operate as it should. Don’t delay; if you notice strange symptoms with your fireplace or chimney, it’s time to get it fixed. The longer you wait, the more damage can be done, resulting in more expensive repairs or even loss of property. Every year, hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on chimney repairs and fire damage restoration because homeowners were using unsafe chimney and fireplace systems. Before it’s too late, choose to get an annual inspection.
There are three Chimney Inspections, Level 1, 2, and 3.
The standards for chimney inspections are set by the National Fire Protection Association, the nation’s governing body. The three levels of inspection outlined by the National Fire Protection Association are based on the circumstances that triggered the review. The more level of assessment you have, the more detailed the inspection will be. A certified chimney sweeps like Sweep Your Chimney can handle all three levels of inspection for your chimney or fireplace.