While the frequency of cleaning a chimney can depend on different factors such as usage of the fireplace, types of products burned in the fireplace and the age of the home/fireplace, it is important that your fireplace is inspected at least once per year.
This is the 14-Point Chimney Inspection that our experts will complete on your chimney:
- What year was your home built?
- How often do you have a fire during the cold months?
- When is the last time you changed the batteries in your smoke detectors?
- Do you ever notice smoke escaping from your fireplace when you first start a fire?
- Is the Damper difficult to open?
- Do you have a Carbon Monoxide Detector in the home?
- Do you ever hear animal noises in your chimney?
- Firebox: All embers removed. Checked all sides for cracks or loose mortar.
- Damper: Inspected with flashlight for proper opening and closing and checked for rust and cracks.
- Smoke Shelf: Thoroughly Cleaned
- Flue: Cleaned and inspected for creosote.
- Chimney Cap: Checked for damage from storms. Checked for loose or missing screws
- Chimney Flashing: Checked to see if securely attached.
- Chimney Crown: Checked for cracks or loose mortar