When dealing with existing and historic masonry structures, repair and updating is often needed. Home and Hearth Masonry specializes in restoration of existing masonry/dated and historic structures. Condition reports with pictures, and consultations are offered as one of our services.
This service is offered for Chimney as well. Jon is a CSIA certified chimney sweep. When providing a condition report for a chimney, a “Stage 1” inspection is performed as outlined by the National Fire Protection Association; NFPA 211 Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances.
Readily accessible areas of chimney, structure, and flue; lack of obstruction or combustible deposits in flue; basic appliance installation and connection.
Degree of access required:
Readily accessible portions of chimney exterior and interior; accessible portions of of appliance and chimney connection.
Annual inspection is required; during routine cleaning of chimney flue; upon direct replacement of connected appliance with one of similar type, input rating, and efficiency.
For verification of suitability of chimney for continued service, under the same conditions and with the same appliance or appliances.