Professional Safety Inspection & Sweep:
Fireplaces and wood stoves are mechanical systems -- they require routine maintenance, or face inevitable malfunction.
Because a chimney that does not work properly is a dangerous chimney, we view ourselves primarily as a fire safety company.
There are three
dangers inherent in any chimney or wood burning system we seek to evaluate:
creosote build-up in the flue or liner (danger of house fire).
● Flue blockage resulting from crumbling mortar and/or animal nests
(danger of CO intrusion).
damage to mortar caused by water & normal wear and tear (danger
rely on the authoritative National
Protection Association Sect. 211 Inspection Standards
to perform comprehensive safety inspections, which require assessing all
functional components of the chimney, from top to bottom.
Consistent with best industry practices, every inspection
we perform includes a sweep whenever the creosote deposit exceeds 1/8” (the point when there is enough sustainable mass of creosote to support a prolonged flue fire).
[If your flue or liner is clean and does not require a sweep, we automatically discount the price of the inspection by $20.]
Often Should Chimneys & Wood Stoves
be Inspected & Swept?
Federal statistics reveal over 15,500
yearly residential structure fires nationally that originate in wood heating systems, and result in property damage,
injury or death.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Oregon State Fire
Marshall, FEMA and your local
building code all urge yearly
safety inspections for every
wood burning heating systems.
Give Yourself Peace of Mind.
Schedule an Appointment Today.
(503) 775 - 3085
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