Somersworth NH Fireplace Inspections By Professional New Hampshire Chimney Sweeps
Visual and camera led fireplace inspections for Somersworth NH homes and businesses by professional chimney sweeps, inspecting brick, stone and mortar integrity, flu operation, firebox integrity, chimney cap condition and more
Somersworth NH fireplace inspections performed by the New Hampshire professional sweeps at SinCal Chimneys including camera led inspections for fireplace deterioration and failures as well as recommendations for code compliance and safety issues. We offer 3 levels of fireplace inspections 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.
Common Fireplace Concerns, Issues and Failures
- Deteriorated Chimney Flashing
- Leaky or Poorly Constructed Chimney Flashing
- Deteriorating Mortar Joints
- Leaky Fireplaces
- Excessive Smoking Concerns
- Soot Buildup
- Malfunctioning Flue Components or Structure
- Broken or Failing Chimney Caps
- Poor Air Flow Concerns
- Structural Fireplace 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
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.|
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 for Somersworth Area Properties: Cleaning and Inspections for Realtors and Their Clients
Somersworth area 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 andor 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.
Chimney Fires and Your Chimney Inspection
Have you had a chimney fire? Call the local fire department if you haven’t already done so and make sure that any immediate fire hazard has been addressed. Anytime you have a chimney fire it’s good to get the fire department down as soon as possible so that they can analyze the situation and use the necessary technology to locate any abnormal heat patterns inside wall cavities and other areas you just can’t see. Once the fire department has cleared any potential trouble areas, and that should be done immediately during and after any chimney fire, your next call should be to SinCal Chimneys to do a full cleaning and inspection to make sure the fire didn’t damage any of the chimney, flue, or other structural components like chimney caps, etc.
Somersworth Fire Department
195 Maple ST
Somersworth, NH 03878-1534
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 !