It’s critical to your family’s safety that regularly-used chimneys are inspected and professionally cleaned each year. Even if you only use your fireplace or furnace occasionally, a chimney system should be routinely inspected for problems before they become too costly or dangerous. These potential problems include blockages like birds’ nests and dangerous build-ups of oil soot or creosotes. A certified chimney specialist can alert you to issues that will help you to avoid smoking problems, chimney fires, and carbon monoxide poisoning. By having your chimney inspected, you are protecting yourself and your family from personal injury, property damage, even death.
An annual chimney inspection by a certified chimney sweep is a modest investment that can make a profound impact on your family’s health and well-being. But even though home improvement is all the rage, one thing that homeowners often leave off of their to-do lists is a fireplace and chimney inspection.
Too many homeowners mistakenly believe that their chimneys only need to be cleaned and inspected if they burn wood in their fireplaces or wood stoves. However, almost all heating appliances, whether they burn gas, oil, wood, or coal, use a chimney to safely transport toxic gases out of the house. A chimney helps your household air stay breathable, as do the windows and vents in your home. Unlike windows and vents, though, chimneys require a special kind of care. Bottom line: if you have a chimney, even if you use it only sporadically, it needs to be inspected annually. This way you’ll be reducing the potential for damage to both the home and the people you love.
“Heating fires account for 36% of residential home fires in rural areas every year. Often these fires are due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes. All home heating systems require regular maintenance to function safely and efficiently.” —U.S. Fire Administration
If You’re Buying a New Home … Schedule a Chimney Inspection
At Chimney Saver Solutions, we are always proud to tell homeowners about our very popular Digital Flue Scanner Inspection. This service is a must for those of you buying a new home in the Richmond area. We urge you please not to buy a chimney in “as-is” condition. Instead, before buying a house, be safe and get crystal-clear information on the condition of each chimney by getting a simple but detailed professional chimney inspection from a nationally-accredited certified inspector.
You Can Trust Us to Inspect Your Chimney
Almost all house fires and incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning are preventable. An annual chimney inspection will help you to not only detect existing problems but to prevent future problems from occurring. Simply put, clean chimneys don’t catch fire. By inspecting your chimney, and cleaning and repairing it when needed, you’re protecting your family from a potential house fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.
We advise homeowners to trust their intuition when interviewing inspectors. We believe that you get what you pay for. And when you pay for a chimney inspection by Chimney Saver Solutions, you are paying for the services of the most respected full-service chimney company in the Richmond area. We are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, the National Fireplace Institute, and the Fireplace Investigation Research and Education Service. Our chimney inspections are completed in accordance with National Fire Protection Association guidelines and conducted with your family’s safety in mind.
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There are a number of reasons your chimney might need some kind of repair. Call on the trained team at Chimney Saver Solutions to advise you on the specific service you need for your chimney or furnace.