My Chimney Professional is fully licensed and insured, and will be able to provide the best possible inspections for Realtors, New Home Owners, and anyone looking to make their home safer.
Key Inspection Points
- There should be a cap with a screen on the chimney to prevent rain or snow from coming down the chimney and to prevent animals from nesting there.
- Checking the condition of the bricks and mortar. It’s possible the bricks exposed to the weather need to be reset or the mortar needs repointing.
- Checking the flue liner and noting excessive creosote buildup or cracked flue tiles. If the chimney hasn’t been swept recently, cleaning will be recommended. The leading cause of fires from wood-burning fireplaces, inserts or wood stoves is partially burned fuel (creosote) deposited on the walls of the chimney flue.
- Inspection of the gasket material around the glass door opening (If applicable). Defective gaskets should be replaced to ensure proper operation of the fireplace.
- Checking the blower if your fireplace is equipped with one.
- The inspection may reveal broken or deteriorated brick lining in the firebox. Replacement of the damaged bricks may or may not be necessary depending on the severity.