Before you light a fire and enjoy the warmth it brings to your home, it’s important to make sure your chimney itself isn’t a tremendous fire hazard. A dirty chimney can send smoke back into your home, trap heat where it shouldn’t remain, and even potentially lead to a catastrophic disaster.
The National Fire Protection Association has created a standard which they base their chimney inspections on, breaking it down into three levels. While most people only need a simple level two (this requires a camera) inspection, our team is equipped to handle even the more advanced chimney and fireplace inspection jobs.
Chimney Inspection Levels Are Broken Down & Summarized As Follows:
If you ask the average homeowner how often they need to inspect their chimney, the majority don’t have any idea. To make matters worse, many don’t even know just how dangerous a clogged or damaged chimney can be! Here at Boston Brick & Stone, Inc., we recommend homeowners follow the NFPA guidelines and receive a level-two inspection once per year, generally before the weather starts to get cold and the temptation to light a fire starts to grow.
If you’ve had serious work done to your house or you’re planning on changing the fuel you use for your fireplace (such as going from wood-burning to a natural gas setup), then we strongly advise you schedule a level two inspection ASAP.
10-Year Guarantee We offer a 10-year guarantee on chimney construction services. This means we help restore the majesty of your structure - and it’ll stand the test of time.
Permit Approvals From chimneys to fireplace projects, we are often able to secure permit approval when most cannot. Our number one priority is always safety of operation.
Safety First We are known not only for our faithful restoration of structures, but we are known for dependable service that keeps you, your family, and your structure safe for years.
Industry Experts We’ve been doing restoration and construction for decades. As the go-to experts, we can handle even the most complex projects and renovations.
We strongly believe in communication and we will never lose sight of the fact we are working on a person’s home. To design and operate our organization so that every one of our customers is comfortable with their decision to use us. We accomplish this daily by ensuring that every member of Boston Brick & Stone assigns the highest priority to the following points: