With an annual chimney inspection in New Jersey — and possible sweeping — you can improve fireplace and heating flue performance, and snuff out chimney fire and carbon monoxide concerns. Chimney Inspector will confirm if the chimney liner has the ability to contain the products of combustion (i.e., heat, moisture, creosote, and flue gases)
The byproduct of enjoying a crackling flame is creosote buildup (the major cause of chimney fires) and soot, which can restrict air flow and damage the fireplace chimney. The chimney for the heating flue, gas or oil, can become blocked by a bird’s nest or other debris. Furthermore both Fireplace and Heating Flue liners can be damaged to the point that they can be very dangeros.
What does a chimney inspection cover?
An annual chimney inspection looks for buildup and blockages, followed by sweeping to remove problems inhibiting performance.
A level-one chimney inspection includes a visual check of the fireplace and chimney without any special equipment or climbing up on the roof.The inspector comes to your house with a flashlight; looks for damage, obstructions, creosote buildup, and soot; and tells you if the chimney requires sweeping and/or repair
A level-two chimney inspection is vital if you’ve experienced an earthquake or a dramatic weather event, like a tornado or hurricane; if you’ve made a major change to your fireplace or heating system; or bought a house.
This includes a level-one chimney inspection, plus the inspector’s time to visit the roof, attic, and crawl space in search of disrepair as well as the use of video scanning and other special tools. It concludes with information on what repair is needed.
A level-three chimney inspection is considered “destructive and intrusive” and can resemble a demolition job. It may involve tearing down and rebuilding walls and your chimney.
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