Fireplace and Chimney
Goss Bros. can inspect
your chimney, fireplace or wood burning stove to
determine whether or not your system meets current
safety guidelines. If there is a problem, we will explain the
nature and degree of the problem. We can also help you
determine what your best options are for making your
system safe and compliant.
If you are in the process
of buying a home, it's a good idea to have a chimney
inspection done before the closing. If there are any
problems, finding out about them before you buy the property
could save you thousands of dollars.
What Does a
Chimney Inspection Include?
A fireplace and chimney
inspection will include a complete check of the
firebox, damper, smoke chamber and liners. Of course, the
exterior of the chimney will also be inspected,
including the brick, mortar, cement crown and
built fireplaces will be checked to make certain
there is proper clearance, especially in hidden areas such
as attics or crawl spaces. In addition, the inside of the
chimney pipe should be inspected for any signs of buckling,
separation or rusting.
stoves should be inspected for adequate clearances
and proper installation (per manufacturer's specs).
The wood stove itself should also be checked for
warpage, cracks and worn out gaskets.
If you use your
fireplace or wood stove occasionally to heavily, you
should have an annual chimney inspection performed.
Burning wood causes creosote deposits to build
up in the chimney. An inspection and cleaning of the
chimney will help prevent a dangerous chimney fire.
vent oil and gas furnaces should also be checked yearly for
blockage, to prevent deadly carbon monoxide from entering the
living area. Birds sometimes build their nests in chimneys.
Liners have also been known to crack and split. When that
happens, sections of the liner can collapse and block the
chimney. Scheduling an annual chimney inspection will
give you peace of mind.
Fair Rates and Personal
We offer fair rates for
all of our products and services. When you call Goss Bros. you
will receive the personal attention of an experienced chimney
If you are in our service
area and have questions about our products or services,
call Don at 814.734.7354 or
send an email:
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