See what to expect when your chimney is inspected by Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps|Bless Your Hearth
A functioning fireplace is one of the highlights of the Winter Season. It is where you can share warm hugs, kisses and gather for special events with your loved ones. Along with all this wonderfulness comes the responsibility for managing the risk of having your house damaged or burned to the ground or worse yet someone in your family being hurt. It is important to have it inspected regularly to avoid accidents that could interfere with the fireplace “warm-fuzzies”.
Your CSIA certified and well trained technician will know, upon conducting your basic Level 1 inspection, whether or not additional inspection and/or sweeping is needed. The inspection process could involve putting a camera inside your chimney. Your technician will recommend the appropriate level of inspection needed for your circumstances.
Safety in Your Home
Risk-of-use (safety) must always come first in every home. Taking for granted that all is working properly just because the smoke is not coming back down the chimney and burning your eyes, could be a costly mistake. Homeowners do well to verify that their fireplaces/chimneys are performing as it is assumed they are. Chimney malfunction can be costly at best (if there is property damage), and deadly at the worst (if there is a home fire or carbon monoxide intrusion).
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, 24,500 residential fires happened in 2005 and were caused by chimney fires. These fires resulted in a death toll of 20 and over one hundred million dollars in property loss. It takes experts in the field of chimney inspection and evaluation to help change these statistics.
Levels of Chimney Inspection
There are three levels for Chimney Inspections. The National Fire Protection association has indicated the circumstances that would require each level of inspection. Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps|Bless Your Hearth adheres to the inspection standard that is outlined in NFPA Standard 211.
We have recently discussed the different levels of inspection in a blog posted here. We invite you to review the information.
Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps|Bless Your Hearth technicians are well-trained and prepared to inspect and evaluate your chimney for any issues related to risk-of-use, performance or general maintenance. At the end of the inspection process, you will receive a condition report noting any issues found and recommendations for resolution of any noted issues. Call today!