Chimney Inspections

Damaged clay flu linerThe National Fire Protection Association recommends annual inspections on all chimney flues. Even flues that are not used on a regular basis should be inspected for safety concerns. Many issues can degrade the safety of a chimney flu, and the issues can be spotted and resolved with an annual inspection. Don’t assume that because your fireplace hasn’t been used since Christmas eve 2011 and was cleaned in the spring of 2012 that it’s ready for burning this winter. Schedule a chimney safety inspection to ensure that there has not been any abnormal shifting due to settling, or that mama and papa raccoon haven’t decided to make a home in your nice warm smoke chamber.