Chimney Inspection Boston MA
CHIMNEY INSPECTIONS IN BOSTON, MA
Certified Chimney Inspections provides chimney inspection services in Boston, MA. Our chimney company is able to perform level 1, level 2, and level 3 chimney chimney inspections for Boston residents and business owners. If your property has a chimney that needs service in Boston, we’re the company to call.
Regular maintenance of your chimney is necessary to ensure it operates safely and efficiently. This includes annual inspections and cleaning, especially if you use a wood-burning appliance.
Our Boston chimney inspections will include inspecting your chimney cap or spark arrestor to ensure it’s in good condition and free of debris or blockages. Checking if you have any cracks, loose bricks, or mortar deterioration in the masonry of the chimney. Let’s not forget checking for signs of water infiltration or leakage to avoid water damage.
Chimney inspections in Boston, MA are essential for maintaining the safety and functionality of your chimney and fireplace.
Here are some key things to know about our chimney inspections in Boston, MA.
Certified Chimney Inspections
Hire Certified Chimney Inspections to get guaranteed quality chimney inspections. We are certified by organizations like the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) & the Massachusetts Chimney Sweep Guild.
Types of Inspections
There are three levels of chimney inspections: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.
A Level 1 chimney inspection is the most basic inspection and is recommended when there have been no significant changes to the chimney or fireplace system. These inspections are just to determine if a cleaning or repair is necessary.
A Level 2 chimney inspection is more in-depth and includes using a camera to video scan of the interior of the chimney. Level 2 inspections are necessary when there are changes to the system such as a new appliance being installed or if the property is being bought or sold.
A Level 3 chimney inspection is the most comprehensive inspection. It involves removing parts of the chimney structure to access hidden areas. It’s usually only necessary when a hazard is suspected and cannot be assessed through Level 1 or Level 2 inspections. This is common when major damage has been done such as a chimney fire.
Frequency of Chimney Inspections
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that homeowners in Boston and the surrounding areas have their chimneys inspected at least once a year. We recommend twice a year if you use your fireplace regularly.
Boston, MA Chimney Inspection Professionals
Certified Chimney Inspection Tips For Chimneys in Boston
In Boston, winters can be harsh, so it’s crucial to ensure your chimney is ready for the heating season. A pre-winter inspection and cleaning can help prevent chimney fires, carbon monoxide leaks, and other safety hazards.
It’s good to be aware of any local rules and regulations Boston has for chimneys and fireplaces. Things such as chimney height, clearance sizes, and maintenance requirements in Boston, MA are typically governed by local building codes and regulations, which can vary depending on the specific circumstances and the type of heating appliance you have.
Here is a link to the Massachusetts residential codes for chimneys and fireplaces. https://www.mass.gov/doc/chapter-r10-780-cmr-5100-massachusetts-residential-code-unofficial-posted-93022/download
As a chimney company, we are familiar with these codes and regulations so if you have any questions feel free to contact us at (844)776-7933.
Cost of Boston Chimney Inspections
Certified Chimney Inspection offers quite affordable chimney inspections at a low price of $99. We will schedule you for an inspection as soon as you call and if any other services are needed we will deduct the price of the inspection from the price of the cleaning, repair, or installation.
Some general chimney guidelines that are often applicable in many jurisdictions, including Boston:
Residential wood-burning appliances must extend at least 3 feet above the highest point where it passes through the roof and should be at least 2 feet higher than any part of a building within 10 feet horizontally.
Clearance requirements refer to the minimum distance between the chimney and combustible materials such as walls, ceilings, and nearby structures. These distances can also vary based on the type of heating appliance and the chimney’s construction materials. Common clearance requirements include 2 inches of clearance between the chimney and any combustible material.
Burning only well-seasoned wood in your fireplace can help reduce creosote buildup in your chimney, which is a leading cause of chimney fires.
If your chimney inspection identifies any issues, such as cracks, leaks, or damaged flue liners, our company offers chimney repair services in Boston. Neglecting necessary repairs can lead to more significant problems and safety hazards. If a repair is necessary, the chimney inspection becomes a complimentary service once you hire us to perform any maintenance on your chimney.
Have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in your home, especially near your fireplace or wood-burning stove. Test them regularly and replace batteries as needed.
If the chimney inspection of your Boston residence just reveals you need a cleaning, we will gladly remove any creosote and soot buildup. Our chimney professionals have the tools and expertise to clean your chimney thoroughly, so give us a call to get your Boston chimney inspected and cleaned today.
Some homeowners’ insurance policies may require regular chimney inspections and maintenance as a condition of coverage. Check with your insurance provider to understand any specific requirements.
Remember that chimney inspections are not just about convenience but also about safety. Neglecting your chimney can lead to fire hazards and potential health risks, so it’s important to stay vigilant and schedule regular inspections and maintenance.
- chimney flues
- oil furnaces
- gas furnaces
- wood burning stoves
- gas stoves
- pellet stoves
- electric stoves
IN THESE AREAS...
- Malden, MA
- Revere, MA
- Newton, MA
- Melrose, MA
- Lexington, MA
- Belmont, MA
- Needham, MA
- Quincy, MA
FULL SERVICES INCLUDE…
- Chimney Cleaning
- Chimney Inspections
(Level I, II, III)
- Chimney Masonry Repair
- Chimney Waterproofing
- Chimney Flashing Replacement
- Chimney Cap Installation
Are you living in Boston or in the surrounding area?
If you require a chimney inspection, please contact us for assistance.
We’ve been in the Chimney industry for more than 20 years.
We have provided a wide range of chimney services including
chimney inspections, cleaning & masonry repair work.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
- Free PDF Report: Free Multi Page Detailed PDF Reports Provided for Every Estimate
- Guaranteed Repairs: Lifetime Guarantee on most stainless steel repairs, 5 to 10 years on most masonry repairs.
- Green Sky Financing Program: Low Interest and low monthly payments.
- Qualified technicians: CSIA certified, licensed and insured professionals. Members of NFPA and National Chimney Sweep Guild.
BOSTON AREA FIRE REGULATION
Before Certified Chimney Inspections begins any work on your chimney, we conduct an inspection to assess the condition of your chimney and comply with State/Local fire and Safety regulations.
Upon completion of the inspection, a PDF report shall be submitted to the client with detailed info regarding any safety issues or preventive maintenance. If you are located in or around Boston and would like to make an appointment or have some more questions, please contact us at (844)776-7933 or fill out the Appointment Form and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.