Annual inspections are critical to the health of your chimney. Chimney inspections catch issues related to your chimney health that need to be addressed before they become a larger issue. In fact, some issues caught during a chimney inspection could save you from an incredibly hazardous situation. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) states that one of the leading causes for home fires is heating appliances with dirty and clogged ventilation. Don’t let this deter you from enjoying your fireplace this winter. At Leonard and Sons Building Service Inc, we will make sure your fireplace system is safe for use.
Getting your chimney inspected is one of the most important things you can do for the health of your chimney. In fact, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) suggests getting your chimney inspected annually as a good maintenance practice. An annual inspection will allow us to monitor your chimney’s health from year to year and determine if there are any issues that may have developed since your previous inspection.
An inspection entails one of our highly skilled chimney technicians looking for any damage to the your chimney and fireplace masonry, such as cracks, water leakage, or crumbling mortar. Next, we will inspect the inside of your chimney to make sure that it isn’t clogged with any creosote, animal nests, or other types of debris. Lastly, we will inspect all the other chimney components, such as the chimney crown, chimney cap, and damper. Finally we will discuss our findings with you and make sure we have done everything to assure that your fireplace is safe to operate.
Why Get An Inspection?
When you get a chimney and fireplace inspection, it needs to be done thoroughly and safely. That’s why it’s important to hire a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney technician. Gaining a CSIA certification is no small task. A chimney technician must go through a rigorous training schedule, learning about the latest chimney inspection and maintenance techniques. Chimney technicians must also learn about the most up to date safety techniques as well and pass an exam. To avoid scams and shortcuts, they also must take an oath to perform their work ethically.
At Leonard and Sons Building Service Inc, CSIA certification is something we take very seriously. We require all of our chimney technicians to have a CSIA certification to before they work on a chimney system alone. Our customers are the Hallmark of our organization and we aren’t satisfied until we can be sure their home and family are free from chimney hazards. Essentially, for us, being CSIA certified is all about you, our customers.
Call On Leonard & Sons
If it’s been awhile since you’ve had a chimney inspection, Leonard and Sons Building Service Inc can help you. Spring is almost here and appointment slots are going to fill up fast. Call us today at 847-658-7659 or check our online scheduling tool. With over 50 years in the chimney business, you can trust that our service is second to none.