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Fireplace Inspection in Worcester, MA by HVAC Experts Inc.

If used improperly, any heating system can create dangerous conditions in a home. However, it is not always enough that you use your heating system properly. There are a number of different problems with any heater which may elude discovery by the homeowner. This is why professional maintenance and inspection services are so necessary. If you use a fireplace in your home, you are well familiar with the many great benefits of doing so. However, you should also be aware of the fact that there are many things that can go wrong within your fireplace. To ensure that yours is safe to use, you really must schedule your fireplace inspection in Worcester, MA with a skilled, trained professional. In order to do so, give the experts at HVAC Experts Inc. a call.

HVAC Experts Inc. offers professional fireplace inspection services in Worcester, MA.

What Does a Fireplace Inspection Entail?

To some, a fireplace seems a bit old fashioned. While a fireplace is certainly not as complex in many ways as mechanical heating systems, though, there are still a lot of factors which may work against it, leading to an ineffective, inefficient performance and even unsafe working conditions. This is precisely why you must have your fireplace regularly inspected. It does not matter how many tutorials you watch or how many articles you may read: there is simply no way in which you can hope to thoroughly inspect a fireplace on your own. This is a job that must be left to the pros.

Level 1 Chimney Inspection

A major part of any fireplace inspection is the inspection of the chimney. It is the chimney which safely vents the smoke and gases out of your fireplace as you burn wood, so it makes sense that it should be kept in the best condition possible. During a Level 1 chimney inspection, as defined by the National Fire Protection Agency, a chimney technician will examine the exterior of your chimney, as well as all other readily accessible areas. This will ensure the integrity of the chimney’s basic structure, and is appropriate if you have not had any trouble with your chimney in the past.

Level 2 Chimney Inspection

A Level 2 inspection, on the other hand, is a bit more involved. During this type of inspection, cameras and other devices may be employed to check the interior of the chimney for any cracks or other compromises in integrity. This is necessary if you are making any changes to the way in which you use your fireplace, or if you have had building fire or other scenarios in which the chimney may have been affected.

Level 3 Chimney Inspection

Finally, a Level 3 chimney inspection is the most thorough of them all. It entails all of the tasks carried out during levels 1 and 2, but also requires the inspection of concealed areas in the chimney. This may require the removal of various parts of the chimney, or even the building itself. If serious damage to the chimney is suspected, this level of inspection may be required.

To learn more, or to speak with a Worcester, MA fireplace inspection technician at HVAC Experts Inc., just give us a call.