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Fireplace Inspection in Durham, NC by Bud Matthews Services

Bud Matthews Services - Fireplace Inspection

A fireplace gives the appearance that it is the sturdiest part of house and immune to serious damage. It’s true that fireplaces are designed to be sturdy and withstand exposure to extremely high temperatures as well as harsh outdoor weather conditions. But this doesn’t mean a fireplace is immortal or completely impervious to harm. A fireplace in a home needs to have regular inspections (as well as cleanings) to see that it is safe, as well as inspections after something has gone wrong with it.

You must have licensed professionals handle any fireplace inspections in Durham, NC. This isn’t a task you can take care of yourself with a checklist printed up from a website. An inspector knows exactly what to look for to give your fireplace a clean bill health, or to discover what repair work is necessary to make sure that you have a safe fireplace for future use. To arrange for professional fireplace inspections in Durham, NC, just call on Bud Matthews Services.

The professionals at Bud Matthews Services provide expert fireplace inspection services in Durham, NC and the surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

When Should I Schedule a Professional Fireplace Inspection?

A fireplace inspection should be a part of routine maintenance for any residential fireplace. Usually, this is a simple job for a fireplace technician to perform. If the inspector locates anything amiss with the fireplace, he or she will recommend a higher level of inspection to find what specifically needs to be addressed to ensure safety.

You need to have an inspection done as soon as possible if your fireplace suffers from damage or a chimney fire starts. The inspector will discover the extent of the problem and know the amount of repairs and restoration necessary. If you are planning to make a major change to your fireplace, such as altering its fuel source, you should also arrange for an inspection.

What a Fireplace Inspection Involves

There are different levels of fireplace inspection, each one with its own set of requirements. The basic inspection examines the firebox and other parts of the masonry to find cracking and chipping, excess creosote, and moisture build–up. The next level of inspection is done if the first level uncovers major problems, or if the fireplace has suffered recent damage. These inspections require more special equipment to examine the chimney and may require access from the roof. The highest level of inspection is a comprehensive examination. This type of inspection is rare.

For a Safer Fireplace, Call Bud Matthews Services for Fireplace Inspections

If your fireplace has sustained any type of damage from a chimney fire or other source, do not attempt to use the fireplace! Instead, pick up the phone and dial the number for Bud Matthews Services. We will take care of the inspection work necessary to give your fireplace a clean bill of health or advise you on the repair and restoration services that may be necessary to return it to its original state. It’s our goal to see that you have a fireplace on which you can depend. Make us the home heating people you turn to in Durham, NC whenever you have need of fireplace services.