The best way to ensure your chimney or wood-burning stove remains in the best working condition throughout the burning season is to have it inspected annually. The National Fire Protection Association recommends that you have your chimney and fuel-burning appliance cleaned and inspected at least once a year, or more depending on how much you burn it. There are special circumstances that require a chimney cleaning and inspection, as well. Here are a few of the situations that may call for an additional chimney check-up:
- If you have had major system repairs performed that resulted in changes to the chimney or vent system, such as replacement of connected appliances.
- If your home or chimney has been damaged by a fire, lightning storm, earthquake or other natural disaster.
- If you are considering purchasing a home that has an existing chimney in place.
We know that there are headaches involved in insurance claims regarding chimney fires and other structural damages to your home, so our inspections are designed to make it easier for you. We will provide you with the necessary documentation and reports. We can also help ensure your chimney meets the required safety codes to minimize your liability and risk from faulty chimney ventilation, and to ensure that your fuel-burning appliance is functioning safely and efficiently.