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January 14, 2012 by - 0 Comments
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Chimney Inspections are a key component of keeping your roof healthy and your home safe. Your roofer may have a list of chimney specialists because if does roof replacement jobs, he will have to work the chimney into the new roof. There are a few fundamentals to look for so making a checklist and asking your chimney guy to give you a status report on each item is a good method for you to understand how to care for your chimney.
Homeowners can always do a general inspection of the outside and inside of the chimneys themselves without having to go up on the roof. If you can see any crumbling, you need to call in a specialist right away. If any part of the fireplace or chimney is rusted or looks to be missing, like the chimney cap, have them replaced.
Kneel and look up your flues. If they are open and you can see the sky, then you know that they are clear - any type of blockage or twig sticking across your view needs to be removed because a blocked flue can cause smoke to back up in the house and you risk a fire starting from backed up gas if you have a gas fireplace. Also, check to make sure there are no cracks in the flues and are also aligned properly.
You may prefer to ask your roof repairman to inspect the flashing. He will be able to detect damage and possible leaks better than you. If you don't see them, continued neglect can result in a roof replacement job. You can even have your roofer go up and do both roof and chimney inspections.
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