Chimney Inspection & Fireplace Inspection
Gateway Home Inspection Services provides certified fireplace and chimney inspections in St. Louis.
Each year, a certified inspector should check all vented heating appliances for safety. According to the National Fire Protection Association and Chimney Safety Institute of America, a chimney and fireplace inspection should be done by a certified inspector yearly.
Gateway Home Inspection Services provides certified fireplace and chimney inspections for residential customers in St. Louis, MO. Regardless of what type of chimney you have, call us today to schedule your inspection.
Fireplace and Chimney Inspection Services
At Gateway Home Inspection Services, we provide multi-point fireplace and chimney inspections. Our certified inspectors check for blockages and safety issues, as well as assess every part of your fireplace system to ensure that they are up to code and safe for use.
Our technician will check the following things when they inspect the chimney to make sure they are up to code:
- Cap, spark arrestor, and animal guard
- Proper height
- Crown for pitting or cracking
- Brickwork and mortar joints for cracking or spalling
- Flue collars and flashing
- Flue liner and tile joints for shifting and conditioning
- Resistance to water
Our technician will also check the following things when they inspect the fireplace to make sure they are up to code:
- Smoke chamber
- Firebox, cracking, and fire panel
- Ash container, clean out, and fire door
- Gas starter
- Hearth protection
Fireplace and Chimney Inspections Prevent Accidents
Don’t forget that looks can be deceiving. Many fireplaces that look beautiful are fire hazards waiting to happen. Each year throughout the U.S., fireplaces, and chimneys that are not properly maintained cause nearly 4,000 deaths and over 2,000 severe injuries. It takes under 4 minutes for the heat of a house fire to reach over 1100 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s further estimated that housefires due to fireplaces cost Americans more than $200 million in property damage. Therefore, having your fireplace inspected yearly could save the life of your family or, at the very least, save you money.
Let Gateway Home Inspection Services help you promote safety with an inspected fireplace and flue system.
Fireplace Inspections for Property Sales
When a property is bought or sold, it is essential to have the fireplace inspected. Whether it’s required by law, you want to keep your family safe, or prevent unforeseen expenses, call us today to schedule your inspection.
Schedule a Fireplace & Chimney Inspection Today
We can help you get ready for fall and winter by ensuring that your fireplace and chimney are safe and ready to use. If you are buying a home, we will ensure that there are no surprises after closing day. Call Gateway Home Inspection Services to schedule your fireplace and chimney inspection today by one of our certified inspectors.