Did you know that each year as many as 40,000 chimney fires occur in US homes, and that most of these fires could have been avoided if the chimney had been swept? Ensuring your family’s safety begins by having an annual inspection of your chimney by a qualified professional chimney sweep.
In the 211 Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states, “Chimneys, fireplaces and vents shall be inspected at least once a year. Cleaning, maintenance and repairs shall be done if necessary. Connectors, spark arresters, cleanouts, and tee fittings for chimneys and for oil and pellet venting systems shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness and deposits”.