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The Importance of a Chimney Inspection

The National Fire Protection Association recommends having your chimney inspected annually to ensure its safe operation. Homeowners should have regular annual chimney inspections to ensure that everything with your chimney and fireplace is in working order, safe to use, and operating correctly. Your chimney may be due for a flue cleaning or have other deficiencies that could interfere with the proper use of your fireplace, wood stove, furnace or other heating appliances. Our chimney experts can help!

Every Chimney Sweep or Chimney Cleaning includes a Level 1 Chimney Inspection, because we believe it is of the utmost importance to the function and safety of your fireplace, stove, or insert.

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We do not upsell homeowners on unneeded repairs! Our goal is to provide a professional look at your chimney and venting system to help you rest assured that you will have a safe heating season.

A chimney is a complicated system that is designed to vent toxic fumes & sparks from your fire out of your home and help your fireplace or stove operate efficiently. A properly functioning chimney will help homeowners save on utility bills and heating costs. You need to be sure there is no blockage and that there are no inconsistencies in your chimney lining. Broken tiles, gaps, unlined chimneys, animal nests, can all go undetected unless you opt to have annual chimney inspections.

We combine our annual cleaning and inspection service into one service call. Many times new furnaces may be installed without the proper venting. HVAC and Oil Companies may install a new gas or oil furnace and tie it in to the existing venting. This can be a huge mistake. If you have installed a new furnace lately have us inspect the venting system.


Every technician that performs a chimney inspection is a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep, fully licensed and insured. Whether you use your fireplace regularly or you rarely enjoy a burning fire, an annual inspection is always recommended. 

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We also work closely with new homeowners to inspect and repair chimneys on a newly bought home. Don’t wait to schedule an inspection. Neglecting this crucial system could result in costly repairs, and possibly even property loss, injuries or death. Every year, over 200 million dollars are lost because homeowners were using unsafe chimney & venting systems.

An inspected chimney means a safer, more efficient fireplace and home heating appliance. We know homeowners are not trained to spot code violations, safety hazards, potential future repair needs, and liner damage. That’s why our experts include a Level 1 Chimney Inspection with every chimney sweep. We want our customers to be happy, safe, and have an efficient heating system for the cold New York winters! Call our chimney sweep pros today to schedule an inspection or answer questions about possible chimney repairs or rebuilding needs. 

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