There is nothing more comforting than snuggling up in front of your fireplace or wood burning stove with a blanket, cup of hot chocolate or a good book during the winter. But before you light your first fire of the season, make sure your fireplace, wood burning stove, flue, and chimney are in good working condition. Each of these critical elements do more than simply provide heat. They also ensure that your home is heating safely and effectively removing smoke, harsh chemicals, toxic gases and high temperatures. Failure on any of these key elements can put your home at grave risk. Experts recommend having your fireplace/chimney or wood burning stove chimney inspected annually to help prevent fires and carbon monoxide intrusion.
Sentry Home Inspection Services provides professional residential fireplace/chimney and wood burning stove inspections for our clients. We will inspect and evaluate your fireplace and chimney checking: chimney structure, masonry, crown wash, cap, flue, damper, firebox and hearth condition. We’ll check to make sure your chimney is in safe usable condition and functioning properly or we will identify any suggested or needed repairs before you can burn safely. If you have a wood burning stove, we will conduct a comprehensive function and safety check ensuring it is safe to use – including the flue.