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The Importance Of NFPA Codes And Standards

The top priority of the certified chimney sweeps at Hudson Valley Chimney is to help our customers reduce the fire risk and exposure to harmful contaminants in their Upstate New York homes. Whether performing a chimney inspection, installing a fireplace insert, cleaning the chimney, or making repairs, it must be done per NFPA® industry standard guidelines. It is considered the ‘bible’ of the hearth industry.

Professional Certified Chimney Sweeping in Cold Spring NYWhat is the NFPA?

The NFPA is a non-profit organization founded in 1896 to develop a global standard of fire and electrical codes that would reduce injuries, deaths, and property damage from fire and electrical hazards. While our chimney professionals are certified and trained per NFPA standards, it is not unique to the hearth industry. It’s more than 300 codes and standards are used worldwide by electricians, firefighters, health care professionals, manufacturers, and other service providers. In addition, the NFPA standard has been adopted as a matter of law in modern building and fire safety codes in Monroe County, Rockland County, and throughout the Hudson Valley region and New York state that are Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

Why Is It Important?

The NFPA standards and ICC® codes of reference have saved countless lives and properties through its efforts. By rigorously adhering to the NFPA codes and standards, our chimney professionals can perform their job safely in your home and educate you on fire prevention. Thus, allowing everyone to sleep better at night.

NFPA 211: Standard Code for Chimneys, Venting, and Solid Fuel Heating Appliances

The NFPA 211-2019 is the standard code for chimneys, venting, and solid-fueled heating appliances, such as pellet stoves and wood-burning fireplaces. Our Certified Chimney Sweep® follows these guidelines when designing, inspecting, maintaining, or installing a chimney, venting system, and solid fuel appliances. The NFPA 211 is also the code that specifies the three chimney inspection levels. It now also covers installing decorative shrouds for manufactured chimneys.

NFPA 54-2021: Standard Code for Gas-Burning Heating Appliances

When working on a gas-burning heating appliance, piping, and equipment, NFPA 54 (National Fuel Gas Code)/ANSI Z223.1 is the standard code that our certified chimney professionals follow. This code covers gas fuels, including natural gas, and liquified petroleum (LP-Gas and LP-Gas-air)

NFPA® Trained and Certified Chimney Sweep CompanyNational Electric Code®

Hudson Valley Chimney installs, maintains, and repairs fireplaces, inserts, and stoves that contain some exciting modern features for providing continuous radiating heat throughout your home. So, our chimney professionals must follow NFPA 70, also known as the National Electrical Code (NEC), when working on these appliances to avoid electrical hazards.

NFPA Chimney Sweep Services in Hudson Valley, NY

Your fireplace, chimney, vents, and attached heating appliances can become a fire and safety hazard without annual inspections, maintenance, and cleanings by a certified chimney professional who follows NFPA standards and codes. Call Hudson Valley Chimney at (845) 471-1071 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a Certified Chimney Sweep®.

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