Should I Get a Chimney Inspection? How to Know If Your Chimney Needs to be Inspected

Should I Get a Chimney Inspection? How to Know If Your Chimney Needs to be Inspected

“Should I get a chimney inspection?” You may be wondering this as the weather gets cool and the heat is being turned on for the season. Fireplace safety should be at the forefront of any chimney owner’s mind, which includes an annual chimney inspection.

Do you have a home in the Greater Boston, Massachusetts area? Best Chimney Services has been the community’s all-service chimney company since 1989, and we’re ready to serve you with a chimney inspection, chimney sweep, or other chimney service. Click here or call (781) 893-6611 to get in touch.

chimney against a blue skyWhen To Get a Chimney Inspection

At Best Chimney, we recommend getting an annual chimney inspection. The Chimney Safety Institute of America agrees, and quotes the National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 saying,”Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.”

Besides an annual inspection, there are several other times to have your chimney inspected. If you are buying a new house, you should have the chimney inspected to protect your investment. In addition, if you’re having any chimney issues, an inspection is a good starting point to diagnose any issues. Also, if a connected device is replaced, it is time for an inspection. This means that upgrading your heating appliance or water heater will require a flue inspection to confirm use.  Finally, even if you do not use your fireplace, you should have the chimney inspected. An inspection will check for venting issues with your heat and hot water ensuring the health and safety of those in your household.

Boston’s Best Chimney Inspectionsfriends gathered around a fireplace

We offer Level I, Level II, and Level III chimney inspections, and our team will help you determine the appropriate type of inspection for your situation. Each inspection type involves different tasks, but no matter which level of chimney inspection you choose, our team members are certified. This means that you can rely on having a highly trained and ethical chimney technician inspecting your chimney. Click here to learn the details of the different chimney inspections that we offer.

Call Best Chimney Services for Your Chimney Inspection Needs

If your chimney is in need of an inspection, be sure to get in touch with our team to book an appointment. An inspected and swept chimney will help keep your chimney safe and help you to avoid winter chimney problems, when the time comes to use your chimney. Click here or call (781) 893-6611 to contact us with questions.

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