When it comes to NJ home inspections, now is a great time to inspect the chimney. The fireplace and chimney are an integral part of many New Jersey homes, whether they are used for heating or ambiance, and ensuring your home’s safety is essential. An annual chimney and fireplace inspection can help avoid catastrophe down the road while adding to the efficiency of operation.
Creosote and soot build up in your chimney over time, increasing your risk of a fire taking place unnoticed. A visual check of your chimney is a great place to start to see if there is build-up. Following this up with a sweep by a professional is a wise step to do each and every year. In addition, the simple installation of a chimney cap on the top of your chimney can keep debris from falling into, and subsequently lodging in, your chimney.
Contact Sherlock Home Inspectors today to learn more about NJ home inspections. Our thorough approach to examining your home is helpful whether you plan to sell your home, are buying a home, or simply want to be proactive in the upkeep of your home. We welcome the opportunity to put our knowledge and experience to work for you.
Click here to read “Chimney Maintenance for Warmth and Safety” from House Logic.
Sherlock Home Inspectors, your pre-purchase consultants. We have been serving New York and New Jersey since 1976. Let us inspect your home prior to selling to avoid any unnecessary surprises.