When it comes to your chimney, the question is never if the chimney should be inspected, it’s when should it be inspected?
A reported 42 percent of house fires are related to chimneys and fireplaces. Book now and save some peace of mind.
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Do I Really Need an Annual Inspection?
Chimney safety professionals and industry leaders recommend that a chimney be swept and inspected annually. The hard fact is that residential fires do happen, and when they do, there are often catastrophic results.
Also, many of our products require annual inspections to maintain the lifetime warranties.
What kind of inspections are there?
There are three different levels of chimney safety inspections, all designed and created by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. We do a level 2 inspection on every chimney we inspect and sweep.
Click each level below to display details.
After the initial inspection, we will recommend a course of action, whether that’s necessary repairs, or the assurance you’re ready to enjoy a fire. If there are concerns with the functionality of your chimney, we will provide you with a quote and discuss with you options for the needed repairs.
We’ll get it inspected next year.
If you choose to skip a chimney inspection or simply forget, you could run into all kinds of problems. These problems could cost you thousands of dollars in damages, or may result in injury or death. Residential fires are not something to be taken lightly, and an unchecked chimney is a common cause of house-fires.
Aside from a residential fire, a damaged or unchecked chimney can cause a homeowner to experience other kinds of unforeseen problems not caused by fires. Water intrusion may lead to problems including mold and structural damage.
Weathering can deteriorate mortar joints and cause bricks to chip away. Any missing mortar or brick means your chimney is not functioning correctly. A damaged chimney could also affect your home’s ability to retain heat and become an excessive cost to maintain.
The structural and functional soundness of your chimney has numerous affects on the overall value and dependability of your home. Investing in your chimney is investing in the reliability of your home and the peace of mind it provides you and your family.
What Are We Looking For?
- suitable lining material
- loose or spalling bricks
- parging of the smoke chamber
- missing or deteriorated mortar
- cracks in the flue tiles
- cracks in the concrete crown
- rusted chase covers
- nests or creatures in the chimney
- water intrusion
- creosote or other hazardous build-up
- structural soundness and functionality
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Our sweeps use state-of-the-art equipment to sweep chimneys of all kinds, including wood, oil, and gas-burning chimneys. Sweeping removes creosote buildup, while sweeping your system, we inspect it to ensure that it’s in working order. We look for any problems that could prevent peak performance and recommend what is needed for your system to burn cleanly and meet safety standards. An inspection is included with every sweep.
Industry professionals, the Chimney Safety Institute of America, recommend annual chimney inspections and chimney sweeps.
A reported 42 percent of house fires are related to chimneys and fireplaces – lets clean the creosote out of your chimney to keep your house off the statistics board.
Creosote is a black or brown residue that can be crusty and flaky…tar-like, drippy and sticky…or shiny and hardened. All forms are highly combustible. If it builds up in sufficient quantities – and the internal flue temperature is high enough – the result could be a chimney fire.
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3 Reasons to Get a Chimney Cap
Rain - Moisture causes damage and leads to expensive repairs.
Animals - Birds and animals will make themselves at home
Sparks -Sometimes sparks and burning embers exit out of chimneys and catch fire to the roof or yard.
Our Custom Chimney Cap
Custom manufactured from galvanized steel, copper, or stainless steel this cap covers the entire crown of your chimney sealing out all water and birds.
This cap will meet all safety and code requirements.
We personally guarantee this cap.
Top Mount Damper Caps
This CSIA approved cap is made of 304 stainless steel and has a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer. This damper is able to lock closed, which keeps your fireplace dry, secure, and warm. It reduces the load on air conditioners and heaters, provides a better seal against invading animals, birds and insects, improves performance, and pollution is reduced.
This damper replaces the traditional throat damper at the top of the firebox with a damper at the top of the flue. Many of the traditional dampers are inefficient and deteriorate over time. This two in one cap and damper will help your chimney operate at peak performance.
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