NH Fireplace Inspections By Professional New Hampshire Chimney Sweeps
Visual and camera led fireplace inspections for NH homes and businesses by professional chimney sweeps, inspecting brick, stone and mortar integrity, flue operation, firebox integrity, chimney cap condition and more
We provide fireplace inspections to the following: New Hampshire Cities and Surrounding Towns: Nashua, Manchester, Concord, Portsmouth, Dover, Rochester, Derry and Keene
NH fireplace inspections performed by the professional sweeps at SinCal Chimneys include camera led inspections for chimney deterioration and failures as well as recommendations for code compliance and safety issues. We offer 3 levels of inspection to ensure we can address any and all concerns you may have about the proper working and efficiency of your fireplace, woodstove, or appliance.
During inspections we look at, and assess for a number of failures, some of them are listed below.
Understanding Your Fireplace Inspection Options
Included with Sweep
|Scope||Readily accessible area of chimney, structure, and flue. Lack of obstruction or combustible deposits in flue. Basic appliance installation and connection.||All subjects of a Level 1 Inspection. Proper construction and condition of accessible portions of the chimney structure and all enclosed flues. Proper clearances from combustibles in accessible locations. Size and suitability of flues for connected appliances.||All subjects of a Level 1 and Level 2 inspections. Proper construction and condition of concealed portions of chimney structure and enclosed flues. Proper clearances from combustibles.|
|Access Required||Shall include readily accessible portion of chimney exterior and interior: accessible portions of appliance and chimney connection.||All accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior, including areas within accessible attics, crawl spaces, and basements, and accessible portions of the appliance and chimney connection: includes inspection by video scanning and other means.||External and internal portions of the chimney structure, including concealed areas of the building or chimney: includes removal of components of the building or chimney where necessary , but only as necessary to gain access to areas that are the subject of inspection.|
|Circumstance||Annual inspection as required by Section 13.2. During routine cleaning of chimney flue. Upon direct replacement of a connected appliance with one of similar type, input rating, and efficiency.||Upon addition or removal of one or more connected appliances, or replacement of an appliance with one of dissimilar type, input rating, or efficiency; prior to relining or replacement of flue lining: upon sale or transfer of the property: after an operating malfunction or external event likely to have caused damage to the chimney.||Where necessary for the investigation of an incident that has caused damage to the chimney or building. Where a hazard detected or suspected as the result of a Level 1 or Level 2 inspection cannot be fully evaluated without access to concealed areas.|
|Indications||For verification of suitability of the chimney for continued service, under the same conditions and with the same appliances of appliances.||For verification of suitability of the chimney for new or changed conditions of service; Level 1 inspection not sufficient to determine serviceability of the chimney.||When construction of all parts of chimney is deemed critical to its renewed or continued use; requires only for those areas that cannot be properly evaluated by a Level 1 or Level 2 Inspection.|
Common Fireplace Concerns, Issues and Failures
- Deteriorated Chimney Flashing
- Leaky or Poorly Constructed Chimney Flashing
- Deteriorating Mortar Joints
- Leaky Chimneys
- Excessive Smoking Concerns
- Soot Buildup
- Malfunctioning Flue Components or Structure
- Broken or Failing Chimney Caps
- Poor Air Flow Concerns
- Structural Chimney Issues
- Failing or Poorly Installed Chimney Liners
- Masonry Deterioration
- Chimney Crown Failures
- Firebox Deterioration
- Smoke Chamber Parging
- Chimney Chase Issues
- Loose Masonry
- Failing Appliance
- Code Violations
- Safety Concerns
- Undermined Foundation
During Your Fireplace Inspection We Can Also Clean Your Chimney
Ask us about any specials we may be running to help us save on travel time and your chimney cleaning service. Because we are already onsite we sometimes run specials if you decide to clean your chimney at the same time an inspection is being performed.
Real Estate Fireplace Inspections: Cleaning and Inspections for Realtors and Their Clients
Realtors, did you know that an often overlooked item during home inspections are chimneys, fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, furnace flues and chimney liners? Yes it’s true, and in New England where so many of our homes have these features you can gain further trust with your buyers and sellers by recommending they undertake a chimney cleaning and\or inspection. Sellers who provide documentation that the chimneys contained within their home have been cleaned and inspected give potential buyers the comfort of not only knowing the chimneys are sound and code compliant, but also the comfort knowing that if that has been done, the home has probably been meticulously cared for over it’s life. For buyers, knowing that there are not going to be any costly masonry repairs and that the chimneys are code compliant, they can rest well knowing it’s another important system in their new home that will be worry free upon move in.
Call 603-680-4112 Today and Schedule A Fireplace Inspection for Your NH Home or Commercial Property
Never wait for the last minute! Call Sin Cal Chimneys for service today, schedule your annual chimney cleaning and inspection. Call 603-680-4112 !