A fireplace keeps you warm on cool evenings and creates a cozy atmosphere in your home, but you must operate it safely. Unfortunately, chimneys are one of the most underserviced systems of a home. Whether you are moving into a home with a fireplace or you already own one, you’ll need to evaluate its condition at one point or another. Trident Inspection Group offers chimney inspections, and we’ll go through four reasons why you may need one this winter.
1. A Change in the System
If you are making any changes to your system, you should have an inspection to ensure it is still functioning safely. A possible change could be installing a new appliance, installing a flue liner, or switching the type of appliance or fuel you use. Or, if you observe any changes you didn’t initiate, you’ll want to take a closer look at that as well.
2. A Problem with the Chimney
If you are experiencing problems with your chimney system, stop using it and schedule an inspection immediately. Or, if you are changing the function of your fireplace, that will also require an inspection. Our certified professionals will check for creosote buildup, flue blockages, leaks, cracks, or other damage.
3. The Occurrence of a Serious Event
You will need a professional to look at your fireplace and chimney if a serious event has occurred that impacted your chimney. Perhaps you’ve had a chimney fire or severe weather that’s caused damage to the chimney area, both warranting a closer inspection to assess the damage and plan your next steps.
4. A Move to a New Home
If you are moving into a new home with a fireplace, you’ll want to have a chimney inspection performed. A chimney inspection will reduce the risk of a fire or elevated carbon monoxide levels from your fireplace, stove, or furnace within the chimney system. Knowing the condition of your fireplace and chimney is vital before you take ownership of the house.
Schedule Your Chimney Inspection
The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends homeowners schedule an annual internal chimney inspection. You can trust the experts at Trident Inspection Group to thoroughly examine yours and ensure it’s safe. Contact us today at (714) 332-6689 to request a quote for your inspection, or you can schedule it now. We serve residents throughout Chino Hills and the surrounding areas of Southern California, including Corona, Rancho Cucamonga, Pomona, San Bernardino, and beyond.