Certified Chimney Inspections / Evaluations

Your chimney system is under a considerable amount of strain and stress, inside and out. There’s the high heat and damaging byproducts that come from your appliance on the inside, and the regular attacks of weather and water on the exterior. Even an impeccably designed and constructed system would struggle under that kind of maintained barrage.

That’s why annual, professional chimney inspections are recommended by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a non-profit organization that was founded to minimize the risk of fire in homes and businesses. Part of your chimney’s role is to protect your home — and more specifically, the combustible building materials that make it up — from the fire in your heating appliance and the high temperatures created by that fire. If something is diminishing the system’s ability to perform that role — cracks in the firebox, a poorly-constructed smoke chamber — you’ll certainly want to be aware of it, and to do what you can to remove that problem.

Avoiding fire hazards isn’t the only reason chimney inspections are important though. Maintaining (and ideally, improving) the system’s performance is a key goal here, too. Many different issues can contribute to a diminished draft and poor chimney performance, from excess creosote buildup to a damaged damper or an improperly-sized flue liner. At the same time, lots of common kinds of chimney damage can lead to fire hazards and performance issues – for example, a cracked flue liner is both impeding your chimney’s draft and its ability to protect the combustible building materials in your walls from heat.

This is where Ozarks Chimney Solutions and your annual chimney inspection comes in. During an inspection, our techs can find any issues that may be hiding in your system and recommend smart solutions to those problems.

What Ozarks Chimney Solutions Technicians Look For

When Ozarks Chimney Solutions techs inspect your chimney, we’ll be looking at the accessible areas of the system from bottom to top, from the fire grate up to the chimney cap. Our experienced professionals are trained to recognize issues — even when they’re small — that might be contributing to lessened performance or potential fire hazards. That can include anything from cracks in the flue liner to a corroded throat damper, a damaged chimney crown or a missing chimney cap.

If you’re not familiar with the process chimney sweeps use to properly inspect a chimney system, The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) created a video that offers a clear look into what we do:

http://www.csia.org/inspections.htm

Chimney Scans Give The Clearest View Of The Flue

If you’re a new client, we’ll recommend a chimney scan so that you and our technicians can start caring for your chimney from the most educated place possible. Using a specially designed camera system, we’ll scan the entirety of the flue to look for potential issues or concerns within the system. Using stills, video and a written report, we’ll share our findings with you, so that you’re aware of the state of your system and what’s necessary to keep it at — or get it back to — its best levels of function and safety.

Chimney scans are also recommended when a property is changing hands, or when there’s been a change to the system (like a new appliance or a chimney fire). Our techs can talk with you about whether a scan is necessary or right for your situation.

Ready to schedule your annual chimney inspection? Call Ozarks Chimney Solutions at 870-507-0904 or click here to make an appointment with our experienced technicians!

 

Chimney needs repair? Don’t worry…Ozarks Chimney Solutions provides complete chimney and fireplace services to satisfied customers in north central Arkansas and south central Missouri.

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