Fireplaces are timeless additions to homes that bring warmth, charm, and a cozy ambiance to any space. They serve as focal points within living areas, creating a welcoming atmosphere and providing a source of heat during the winter months. In New England, where cold winters are a common occurrence, fireplaces have long held a special place in family gatherings and seasonal traditions.
In addition to the many benefits fireplaces bring, it's important to be aware of common construction defects that can affect both the fireplace and chimney. These defects may impact the performance, safety, and efficiency of the fireplace system. Here are a few common issues our inspection crews watch out for:
1. Cracked or damaged flue liner.
2. Inadequate clearance to combustible materials on all sides and underneath.
3. Improper chimney height or design.
4. Damaged masonry or mortar joints.
5. Insufficient or obstructed chimney cap.
6. Poorly functioning damper.
It's important to have regular inspections and maintenance performed by qualified professionals to identify and address these and other potential defects. Proper care and upkeep of fireplaces and chimneys ensure not only their longevity but also the safety and enjoyment of your home.
Your chimney system should allow you a safer, more comfortable life, and we want to make sure of it by providing you with all the services needed to keep your chimney in great shape. Everyone on our team is committed to continuously improving and adding to their skills and knowledge, and to providing courteous, honest, clean, and prompt service.
Firesafe Chimney Services, a full-time, full-service, family-run chimney service business dedicated to the continued safe use of every chimney in the area, was founded in 2005 by Derek Hannah. Derek’s father was a sweep with his own company, so Derek grew up working with his dad in the chimney business. When his dad shut down his business, Derek set out on his own and founded Firesafe Chimney Services.
Firesafe Chimney Services has a five-star rating on Facebook and our customers have come to count on us for dependable, clean, and quick service. We’re fully certified, licensed, and insured, and we pride ourselves on providing custom-tailored service to each and every client, each and every time.
We believe that education and training are key and allow us to provide better service and information to our clients. That’s why we make continued education, certification, and memberships with industry-leading associations a priority for our team.
When you need professional chimney and fireplace services in Central Massachusetts, call on Firesafe Chimney Services to be sure you’re getting the best possible service.
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