Chimney Inspections

Routine Inspections Can Help Prevent Carbon Monoxide Buildup

There’s no way to eliminate all fire and carbon monoxide risks associated with your fireplace, stove, or furnace, but there are certainly things you can do to reduce your risk and make heating your home safer. The most critical thing you can do is schedule routine chimney inspections.

  • Inside your chimney is a lot of soot, creosote, and other elements that are just waiting for the right spark to set them off. Uncleaned chimneys pose a serious fire risk to homes especially when you use them frequently throughout the winter season.
  • Or you may have loose stones or bricks that could be jarred loose at any time and fall on your house, car, or family member. Keeping your home safe from harm is vital throughout the year.
  • Chimneys are a favorite hiding place for small animals to build nests, for leaves to fall into or small twigs to find a resting spot. When these and other items build up inside your chimney they block the escape of smoke, fine particles that cause eye irritation or respiratory ailments, and so on.

What to Expect During Your Chimney Inspection

During a professional chimney inspection, you will have experienced eyes on your system to check for creosote buildup, flue blockages, leaks, cracks, damage, and other issues that could cause costly problems or increase your risk of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Which means you’ll know about, and can address, problems before you light a fire in your fireplace and put your family and home in danger and before damage becomes so great that repairs are time-consuming and expensive.

Protection and peace of mind are the two big things that chimney inspections give you. That’s why they’re so important.