To have a fireplace that is clean, safe, and efficient you must have a professional perform chimney inspections. The problem with not getting chimney inspections is that you significantly increase the chances of their being unresolved problems. Here are some of the things that a professional will know to look for when performing a chimney inspection.
- Brick and Mortar Condition
- Chimney Cap
- Flue Liner
- Buildup of Creosote and Other Debris
- The Firebox
- Gasket Around Glass Doors (if your fireplace is equipped with glass doors)
- The Blower (if your fireplace has one)