Condition Reports and Consultations(CSIA Certified)

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.

Scope:

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.

Circumstances:

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.

Indications;

For verification of suitability of chimney for continued service, under the same conditions and with the same appliance or appliances.