When you are outside your home and look up at your chimney above the roof line, is it covered with bricks or siding? The bricks mean that your fireplace is a masonry system. If your chimney is covered with siding you own a prefabricated fireplace. This simply means that you have another appliance in your home. The National Fire Protection Association recommends that your fireplace and chimney be inspected once a year. It must be swept as needed. Depending on what and how much you burn will be the factor in how often it needs sweeping.
If you do have a prefab fireplace it is like any other appliance in your home it has a life of about 15 – 20 years depending on use. When it is inspected by a certified chimney sweep, it can be determined if there are issues that should be addressed. Your fireplace needs maintenance just like anything in your home, and even your car. By having your chimney and fireplace inspected by a certified technician you may be able to avoid a costly replacement sooner than need be.
All of Black Goose’s chimney inspectors are certified, bonded, and a back round check had been performed. If we come to your home you can rest assured that we are sending people that we would want in our homes too!
Call Black Goose Chimney today to schedule your inspection and sweeping of you and chimney.