In recent years, there has been a disturbing trend in the growing number of fires caused in chimneys and fireplaces. A chimney that is dirty, blocked or in disrepair can inhibit proper venting of smoke up the flue and can also cause a chimney fire. Nearly all residential fires originating in the chimney are preventable. An annual chimney inspection by a professional chimney sweep can prevent fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.

J.H. Kinard Chimney & Fireplace Co. will perform a thorough Safety Inspection to ensure that your home meets all of the standard specifications for satisfactory results.

Our inspection covers the following:

Chimney

  • Height
  • Chimney Cap/Spark Arrestor
  • Crown/Wash
  • Brickwork/Mortar
  • Flashing
  • Flue Tiles
  • Fireplace Lining
  • Moisture Resistance

Fireplace

  • Smoke Chamber
  • Damper
  • Firebox/Grate
  • Ash Container
  • Spark Screen/Doors  Tools/Gloves
  • Hearth Protection
  • Misc. 

Woodstove or Fireplace Insert 

  • Stovepipe Condition (woodstove)
  • NFPA Approved Flue Connection (insert)
  • Installation/Thimble/Clearances

Other Safety Considerations

  • Gas/Oil Furnace Flue Liner  Fire Escape Plan

 

 

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