According to the National Fire Protection Association Standard 211, "Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary." This is the NFPA safety standard and takes into account the fact that even if a chimney is not used much, animals may nest in the flue or there may be other types of detrioration to the chimney making it unsafe.
If your Reedsburg home's chimney or venting system has not changed and you plan to use your system as you have in the past, then a Level 1 inspection is a minimum requirement. A Level 1 inspection is recommended for a chimney under continued service, under the same conditions, and with the continued use of the same appliance.
If changes have been made to your Reedsburg home's chimney or flue, then a Level 2 chimney inspection is required. Additionally, a Level 2 chimney inspection is required upon a sale or transfer of a property or after and operation malfunction or external event that likely caused damage to the chimney.
When a Level 1 or Level 2 chimney inspection suggests any hidden hazard and the evaluation cannot be performed without special tools to access concealed areas of the chimney, then a Level 3 chimney inspection is highly recommended.
A Level 3 chimney inspection will address the proper construction and condition of concealed areas of your Reedsburg home's chimney structure and flue. This inspection will include removal or destruction of portions of the chimney structure required for this level of inspection.
When serious hazards are suspected, a Level 3 inspection may well be required to determine the condition of the chimney system.
Your chimney should be regularly cleaned and inspected for many reasons including: extending the life of your flue system, and minimizing the danger of fires for your home.
If you are honest with yourself, are your chimneys past due for an inspection and cleaning? If yes, don’t wait any longer. There is not need to risk danger your family or home. Call Shields Fireside today, so our friendly staff can have one of our expert chimney sweep techs schedule an appointment. You will be at ease after an inspection and cleaning of your chimneys.
We have the experience, reputation and our reasonable costs will make this process simple and easy.
Experience and Professionalism - We are a licensed chimney sweep company with professional and trained staff to inspect, clean and discuss your chimney’s maintenance. We are members of the NCSG (National Chimney Sweep Guild) and carry the code of conduct set forth by them (see below).
Honest Reputation – Shields Fireside has an honest reputation for providing only the best workmanship, skill and customer service. You will not find a harder working staff to keep your chimney’s clean and updated.
Reasonable Cost – We believe in providing our customers with fair and reasonable pricing for all our services, and our chimney cleaning and chimney inspections are no different. Our company wants long lasting customers who feel comfortable calling us for all their chimney needs, so we make sure to keep costs as reasonable as they can be, and provide excellent service each and every time.
Proper chimney cleaning will include a standard Level 1 chimney inspection. Our chimney sweep techs will perform a thorough cleaning service, placing drop cloths and filtered vacuum cleaners to control dust into your Reedsburg home. Typically, our chimney cleaning will be from top to bottom. Give us a call to discuss more details on our chimney cleaning services.
With our membership at the National Chimney Sweep Guild we carry a certain responsibility to uphold a higher standard of performance and professionalsim. We pledge the following code of conduct:
1. To represent our company in a professional manner by providing services, education and skills that are in compliance with all codes and regulations applicable to the chimney service industry that are in effect in our service area.
2. To continually update our knowledge, skills and techniques as new information evolves within the industry.
3. To render our services and represent my company in an honest and fair manner and to refrain from engaging in unfair or deceptive practices or making any unfair or deceptive statements.
4. To conduct our company in a decent, respectful, and professional manner when serving in my capacity as a chimney sweep, or when attending a function or event of an organization in the chimney or hearth products industry.
5. To comply with the proper usage of the NCSG Trademark as defined in the NCSG Trademark Use Guidelines document.
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